Monday, August 15, 2011

SBG and Feedback

Ken Kozar - Biology Teacher 

One of our goals this year to provide better feedback for our students.  Since we have moved away from a traditional grading system to one where we focus on learning, I believe we also need a vehicle to provide feedback to both students and parents WHILE that learning is taking place.  Far too often we report out to parents after it's too late which leaves them very frustrated with the current model.

Enter Blue Harvest created by Sean Cornally.  Sean teaches physics in Iowa and was tired of how his district reported grades so he made his own.

Using traditional grade programs to report out just isn't providing enough information to our students and parents.  This program allows teachers to leave comments, add links to projects or other evidence of learning, and instantly have feedback sent out to parents via email or text message.  Is it finally time to move to a more flexible grade book?  Take a look at let me know what you think. 

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