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Next week my Engineering Design students are embarking on their end of year individual design projects.  Their goal is to use the Engineering Design process to design something cool.  My goal is to try to keep track of the progress of 90 different projects. Last year I used a (way to complex) spreadsheet for each […]

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A few weeks ago colleague of mine who is up for tenure asked me if there was anyway that assessment data from his ActiveGrade grade book could be plotted over time to show his student’s progress on various standards over the course of the year.  I told him no.  Yesterday I went back to him […]

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I recently tweeted this image of the most recent standards-based progress report I designed for my engineering class. First some history. The inspiration for this report came from the great standards-based grade book ActiveGrade.  I started the year excited about using ActiveGrade instead of JupiterGrades (my school’s web-based grade book).  I liked the fact that ActiveGrade […]

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My students have become very adept at using Google Docs to collaboratively write reports and build presentations.  Last week I upped the ante a little and asked them to use the comment feature on Google Docs to request feedback from their teammates and respond to their teammates’ requests. I also went through the documents each […]

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The feedback I have been giving on major projects (research papers, proposals, design reports), which account for the majority of my students grades, has been clear and detailed (highlighted rubric and written comments on the paper) but not timely.  It typically takes me a week or more to finish grading projects and students don’t get […]

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