Really interesting and definietly something I will consider using this year. I truly believe that in order for students to successfully learn, they need to know how their doing, where they need to go and what they need to do to get there. Having students track their own learning and progress is a great way to inforce that. My school is moving more towards students self- assessing themselves alond with monitoring their strengths and weaknesses. This article is one that I will present to my principle. I agree with the article when it states that when students track their own progress on assessments using graphic displays, the gains are even higher. Visuals for the students to see and develop on their own will make for a more personalized learning tool and instill confidence and motivation within that student to want to succeed. – post by LaTosha Mercer
Multiple Intelligences have now been re-monikered abilities. Science does not support Gardner’s theories.
Research shows that multi-modal materials—those that combine images and text or images and sound—improve learning for EVERYONE. Learning by doing tends to lend a rich multi-sensory context that, once again, improves learning for everyone. Academics urge educators to choose strategies and materials that make sense for the topic being taught—but not to worry so much about the particular “learning styles” of the students.