Activity to Get Faculty to Engage in Data

Getting people to care about data, engage in data and use data to drive instruction is difficult, but this exercise can serve the dual goal of data engagement and team building. Too many teachers are stuck on current practices.  We teach as we were taught.  We hold biases.  When data confirms what we know, it... Continue Reading →

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Mapping Data with Google Sheets (on a Map!)

I have long wondered if student success is tied to where the student lives.  (Why?  Read in this post.) With between 50 and 120 students at a time, sitting down with a map, charting out each student's location and then linking their assessment results to that pin has seemed a bit arduous.  Google Maps has... Continue Reading →

Why Mapping Data Matters

I am going to post on how to use Google Tables to map student data, but I wanted to explain why you might want to do it separately.  You, I am sure, can find a dozen uses for mapping data.  Here are a few of mine: Knowing the Community: I do not live where I... Continue Reading →

Elo Balanced Grading

How do you fairly measure two students of different academic ability? One way is to use a rubric.  It's cold and fair, giving a score on where each falls on the assignment.  Aligned with the Common Core and it objectively shows if a student is on grade level.  But, if you have heterogeneous classes, how... Continue Reading →

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