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Teaching in the Digital Age : Using the Internet To Increase Student Engagement and Understanding (2ND 08 Edition)by Kristen J. Nelson
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How the measurement was done. Whether the scales were grouped into factors and what format was used (e.g. Likert) for the scaling of the questions.Development: What process was used to develop the scales including pre-testing, split sample approaches, exploratory factor analysis or other methods?Sample: What data were collected to demonstrate reliability and validity? Who received the surveys (e.g. managers, nurses, students)? What was the sample size and the response rate? What measures were taken to reach non-respondents and to test for possible response bias?Reliability and Validity: The measures used to test for reliability of the scale (e.g. Cronbach Alpha or split halves methods). The tests used for convergent and discriminant validity. Was unidimensionality demonstrated, if so how?Scores: The factor loadings and standard errors together with other scoring information obtained. Other Evidence: Any other evidence related to the measurement reliability and validity of the scale.References: Citations for the references used in the summary.
Helps teachers encourage active student involvement through Internet-based projects that focus on individual learning styles and problem solving, and includes lesson plans, curriculum standards, and assessment rubrics.
Defining new visions for science, mathematics, and language arts education, the authors provide a clearly articulated set of performance assessments, allowing teachers to assess students' knowledge and abilities through investigation, problem solving, inventiveness, and inquiry.
Featuring activities that promote higher-order thinking skills and help develop more complex cognitive functions, this resource offers more than 20 ready-to-use assessments linked to national standards with tools that include:
o Learning logs
o Peer interview strategies
o Teacher-student sample interviews
o Problems to solve both individually and as a group.
An ideal survival guide for novice teachers, Starting Strong helps new teachers gain confidence and competence to flourish and reduce stress during the first teaching year. The authors provide time-tested strategies and guidelines for designing curriculum and instruction, classroom layout suggestions for an optimal learning environment, and frameworks for establishing procedures that promote positive individual and group behavior. This invaluable handbook also offers: methods for effective assessment, samples of oral and written communication for parents and colleagues, ways to create classroom newsletters, techniques for using web sites for interactive learning and reflection questions for teachers at the end of each chapter
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