Bruce described a whiteboard lesson and his experience with a reflection piece that the students filled out where he prompted them with:
Reasoning and proving - What was your conjecture of the most useful function for your model? What evidence did you use?
Selecting - What tools and computational strategies did you select?
Representing - What representation(s) did you use for your model?
Reflecting - Comment on the reasonableness of your results.
Collaboration - Did your group's solution include contributions from all members? Explain.
(Other ideas for prompts would be welcome as would revisions.)
Lynn talked about a journal being like a paper and pencil test. That there seems to be an anti-test sentiment. I said I would still test but I was looking for something to evaluate the collaboration and inquiry that is happening with VNPS and VRG. Robin in her beautiful way prompted the elementary people to maybe give us some ideas of how they journal and prompt. Someone mentioned Marilyn Burns and her work.
Helene offered a grade 7 example. Film one student answering a prompt to a question/problem in the hall. Then that student becomes the filmer. Then the next student becomes the filmer etc.
Student's marks are my professional judgement. That means it all counts. We threaten with this but does it all count?
I spoke about this.