Tag Archive: assessment

Jul 13

Not Another Dreaded Test

Read about a professor’s efforts to change the attitudes of the students in his classroom. His approach is to make informal and alternative assessments into celebrations of learning. These celebrations come with music, lights, and decorations. The words “quiz” and “test” are banned from this classroom.  Read the article to learn how students respond to this …

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Jul 10

Free Rice! What is it?

Do you personally like quizzes? Do you give pop quizzes? Do you construct quizzes as informal, low-stakes assessments?   If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be interested in “Free Rice” as a tool in your classroom. The following article, “5 Ways to Enhance Student Learning Using Free Rice“, gives a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/free-rice-what-is-it/