My GAME plan included a focus on varied assessments and utilizing digital tools for studnets to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information. These goals are things that I am continuing to work on in my classroom each day. In order to be successful with these goals there are some resources that I will need. The first thing that I will need is a group of fellow third grade teachers to bounce ideas off of. I will also need some simple materials such as pencils, glue, construction paper, printer paper, access to a computer, and printer. My grade level team has typically done multiple choice assessments. However, we are working on creating more varied assessment tools for our students. I will also need access to the internet for my students to perform research.
In order to be successful with these goals, I will need our school technologist to fix my student computers so that all four of them in my classroom are functioning properly. My students will need to have a notebook in which they do their brainstorming and research as well as the remaining steps of the writing process.
We are already working towards more varied assessments and utilizing rubrics in our instruction. In our upcoming multiplication unit we created a performance task for students to complete in which they will show multiplication as repeated addition, an array, equal groups, and then explain how the problem uses multiples of ten. This varied assessment is something that will require knowledge of the multiplication strategies and application of those strategies to a multiplication problem. I would like to create some computer based assessments for our students as well. The only issue we have currently is that our computer lab does not have all of the computers functioning properly. Our school technologist is working on this issue currently.