Data as Actionable Information

Continuing on my data-trends this week, I've realized (consciously, at least) that when quantitative data is shown to students, it's a report of some kind: a report card, a progress report, test scores, etc. It's all final information - it isn't actionable. Yesterday, we played a review game where students submitted answers to a GoogleRead More

Using Confidence Data with Student Responses

I tried something new today with my students - I asked them to rate their confidence in their answers on a 1 (total guess) to 4 (definitely know I know it) scale. I collected the aggregate information for each class and started flagging issues. First, this only took me about 5 minutes to do. So,Read More

Making Endnotes from Footnotes

Update 12.22.2016 Since this has become quite a popular script, I've converted it into a Google Docs Add On so it can be used across documents. Check out the blog post or the Endnote Generator website for more information. Update 8.27.2016 As Phil noted in the comments, the script didn't format anything over two digitsRead More

Transparency Matters

Some backstory. A month ago I wrote about Geddit going out of business this summer. I mentioned another response-system app, Kahoot!, which has exploded over the last few months. Specifically, I called out their Terms of Service (TOS) which states that any content a user uploads gives Kahoot! a royalty-free license, yada yada yada. WithRead More