[nobe-l] Assessment strategies???`
hope.paulos at maine.edu
Sun Oct 18 21:58:57 UTC 2009
Thank you, Anita. Your explanations and the URL were most helpful!!
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From: "Anita Adkins" <aadkins7 at verizon.net>
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> Hi Hope,
> I think that whether you are teaching blind or sighted students, you
> would assess them in the same way. As a blind teacher, you and I will use
> alternative techniques to do things. For example, I have to teach
> preschoolers on Wednesday. My teacher is requiring me to develop an
> assessment for the students. I am going to teach them all about the
> letter b including words that begin with b. To assess them, I have to
> have them circle a picture or whatever I choose. I plan to do something
> creative for this. I am putting velcro on a giant letter b I am
> constructing out of poster board. I will use this poster board for the
> movement portion of the class. The students will pick out a picture or
> something, (I am still planning), and I will have velcro on the board and
> on the back of the picture. The student will be able to velcro the
> picture of the b word such as boat onto the board. For the movement
> portion, the student will act out the action made by the picture. So, if
> it is a picture of a balloon, they will pretend to float, or, if it is a
> picture of a bunny, they will pretend to be a bunny and hop up to the
> board. I will use my ears to listen to how well the students perform
> along with other feedback in the classroom. If necessary, I will ask
> questions to the students such as: "Tell me, how are you acting like a
> bunny?" I can also gather info from my other classmates. And, I can touch
> the poster board to see if they were successful in placing the b word on
> it. For the written assessment I must create, I am again cutting out my
> pictures such as balloons, butterflies and the like into the appropriate
> shape. The student has to circle the shape. I had an art class, and so I
> know that crayon can be felt. I will, therefore, be able to feel which
> pictures the child has circled. I might also put some on there for them
> to color, but we'll see. Because this is an experience for school, I
> would not have time later to go over the students' work. So, if the
> crayon can't be felt, I will ask my teacher, one of my classmates, or a
> student which picture he or she circled. If I were in a classroom, I
> might also have a reader assist me with grading papers during times when
> the students weren't present. I am going into language arts, and so I can
> also require students to hand in assignments via the computer or in a
> typed format so that it can be scanned. I will want students to do some
> writing with a pen or pencil though as I believe it is vital for them to
> do this to improve spelling, grammar and so on. I will list a link below
> that I believe leads to a website in which you can look at tons of
> assessment ideas. I hope this is helpful.
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> From: "Hope Paulos" <hope.paulos at maine.edu>
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> Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 12:59 PM
> Subject: [nobe-l] Assessment strategies???`
>> Hi all. By the time this semester ends, I'm sure you'll be sick of my
>> questions. I'm trying to do an inquiry project for my University. I'm
>> required to write/research about something I wnt to gain more knowledge
>> about. I'm looking to gain more knowledge about assesment strategies
>> (both in creating and grading assessments). I research the Eric database,
>> but they didn't really have much info on blind teachers. Instead, they
>> had information on teaching blind students. Can someone give me some
>> website to check out, and possibly some tips you use in your classrooms?
>> I will cite you in my paper, if you don't mind.
>> Thanks so much!!
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