It can be so annoying when colleagues wish to use education technology.
I quite like this graphic (below) showing the difference between formative and summative assessment.
How might you evaluate a new approach being promoted by a keynote speaker, a consultant or even a writer of articles?
Some people and governments think that all educational stuff should be free to use by teachers, schools, and other educational bodies.
You'd think that finding and collating lists of assessment-related resources would be fairly straightforward, but in my experience there are a number of challenges.
In this day and age of post-truth, alternative facts, fake news, it is more imperative than ever for youngsters (and adults) to learn how to evaluate sources of information.
I wrote "Education Conferences: Teachers' Guide to Getting the Most out of Education Conferences" because I think a lot of people don't benefit from going to conferences as much as they could.
It is both well-structured and comprehensive, following a framework, devised by the author,with the useful acronym of ACES.
If you're going to teach trainee teachers or colleagues just one rule about technology, it should be this:
One of the highlights of the Bett Show is Bett Radio, hosted and run by the incredibleRussell Prue, a true professional.
“If you broke down everything you could think of that goes into riding a bike, and then improved it by 1%, you will get a significant increase when you put them all together.”
Here's a discussion/debate that I think will be worth attending, on the Thursday of theBett show, ie 26th January 2017.