Displaying Aggregate Data in Google Sheets

Our students are required to have their student ID on when they come into the building each day. This is mainly for security, but their ID also allows cafeteria, library, and other office staff to scan their ID for various clerical tasks. When a student doesn't have their ID, they're issued a temporary wristband soRead More

I Need to Remember to Post Answer Keys

Everything I do in class is geared toward building understanding. I want students to be able to both complete the task and understand why they're completing it. Learning is more than a collection of disconnected skills. Especially in chemistry, the more you see the interconnectedness, the easier it is to learn. Today, I gave aRead More

Running WordPress Without Jetpack and Why That Matters

I gave up using Jetpack a while ago on my blog because I couldn't control where it sent information. I wish it was more modular in nature because it is helpful. But, I don't want visitor (read, your) information sent off to unknown folks to do unknown things. So, I turned it off. I've slowlyRead More

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