A Note on Assessment
But how do we, and you, their teacher, know we're achieving these goals? First, by returning the pre-paid postcard included with this Guide you'll receive an Evaluation Survey, customized to your specific circumstances (e.g., grade level, school size) from the nationally-respected Center for Children and Technology of EDC (Education Development Center, Inc.) which is the Project Evaluator for Passport to Knowledge. If other teachers borrow your Guide, please have them copy and return the "postcard" printed at the bottom of this page.
Second, based on positive experiences with previous Live From...projects,
we suggest that students keep Antarctic Logbooks, recording daily what
they learn through the hands-on Activities, and their responses to the
videos and what they read or do on-line. Blackline
Master A.1 provides some suggestions for how these Logbooks might
be designed and used. Student Worksheet A.2 provides
a sample student Learning Log. But we are finding more and more teachers
now use such "portfolio assessment" in addition to quizzes and
tests, and we're as interested in learning how you assess your students'
learning as having you follow our formats. Please send exemplary student
work (Logbook pages, journals, computer databases, videos, photos, etc.)
to us on-line, using the procedures you'll find at the LFA 2 Web site,
or mail hard copies to the address below. We wish you luck in implementing
Live From Antarctica 2, and hope it's both an instructive and enjoyable
experience for you and your students!
Last Update: 1/18/97