04 April 2018
Teachers are often encouraged to take up opportunities to mark external exams or tests. There is extra money to be earned, but they are also often told that it is good professional development. But what do people mean when they say that, and what parts of your professional practice does marking help to develop?
11 September 2017
The decision to move NAPLAN online provides an opportunity to place less emphasis on comparing the performances of schools and more emphasis on supporting student learning, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.
05 June 2017
Online assessments are capable of providing significantly improved feedback to teaching and learning. Experience in schools is demonstrating the potential of online assessment – provided the foundations are right.
16 January 2017
For two months now fake news has been the news. So, how can educators help students to develop the skills they need to evaluate information? One tool is the CRAP test.
07 November 2016
Students taking part in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge had to design and build an original video game based on STEM concepts. Here, we take a look at the 2016 winners.
22 August 2016
It’s important to keep in mind that there are three central uses of data in school education. Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses.
23 June 2015
Teacher chats to a Californian educator about how teachers at her school are reaping the rewards from an in-house PD program that utilises a teachers teaching teachers delivery model.
01 May 2015
Two educators recently embarked on a professional learning journey to Finland. Here, they reflect on the lessons they learned from the Finnish system.
09 April 2015
Analysing student spelling errors and recognising patterns can help you identify underlying issues and come up with teaching and learning strategies.
02 April 2015
This month we find out how educators can play a part in assessment reform.
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