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The Place of Feedback in High-Stakes Assessment

Some would argue that the Common Core State Standards and No Child Left Behind have placed undue emphasis on testing and assessment and student outcomes. What these arguments gloss over is the function of assessments--particularly when done properly--as a means of creating actionable feedback to enhance learning.

Instructor Feedback Writ Large

In September 2014, Turnitin conducted an exploratory survey of over 2,000 students to explore student perceptions on instructor feedback. What do students generally think about the feedback they receive?

Writing and the Visual : Graphically Organizing Your Writing

What if students could see how their writing is organized using graphics? It turns out that when they graphically organize their writing, students are more likely to write well, to compose their thoughts, and to try new approaches. In this session, Thomas DeVere Wolsey will discuss cutting-edge research on how visual organizers enhance writing and writing instruction.

Digital Storytelling For Student Success

Digital storytelling lets students reconceive their classwork in an integrative, constructivist way. While building narratives they can also develop their own voice, while engaging critically with media culture.

The Network Effect : Amplification and Opportunities for Global Feedback

How can teachers extend the impact of feedback for learning by publishing to the world at large? In this session, we’ll look at digital and social tools that allow students to publish their work and solicit feedback from a worldwide audience for perspective and improvement, upgrading the way students turn work in.

Digital Tools for Writing Instruction

Teachers face significant challenges in getting students prepared with 21st century skills, especially when it comes to writing. How can technology actually support teachers and their writing instruction in the classroom?