We are looking for ways to become more efficient in the classroom. One of the areas we are focusing on is becoming more organized and systematic in the way we make notes about our students.
We want to collect data that is useful, meaningful, and timely:
- Information that helps us to plan our lessons
- what can our students do,
- what can’t they do, and
- where do we need to go to help them to succeed.
- Information for parents to know how their students are doing.
- So they can help their students to succeed, and
- so there are no surprises when the report card comes home.
- Information for students to know how they’re doing
- what are they doing well,
- what do they need to improve on, and
- next steps to work on.
- Immediate feedback
- so students can start improving right away (instead of a month later after they’ve already forgotten about the assignment.)
- So parents can stay on top of their students and help them to succeed.
- So teachers can modify their lessons to better meet the needs of their students.
Things to think about:
- Context: the Role of Observation and Assessment and Evaluation
- Making Notes in the Classroom â€“ Current Practice and Ideas
- Making Notes in the Classroom â€“ Wish List
- AÂ List of Possible Notetaking Software to Help Teachers Make Anecdotal Observations of Their Students for Assessment and Evaluation Continue reading “Looking for Notetaking Software to Make Observations of Students in the Classroom”