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2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2628, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

Invest in the power of great instruction and learn how to leverage it in classrooms and school districts.



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Digital Learning Strategies: How do I assign and assess 21st century work? (ASCD Arias)

Michael Fisher

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About This Book

More than a decade into the 21st century, teachers continue to struggle with designing digital assignments as a viable tool for learning and assessing the demonstration of that learning through student-created products. 

Digital tools continue to be used primarily for the utilization of available resources rather than in the creation of something new. 

This publication explores what types of assignments are worth engaging online, how teachers and students can leverage global interactions to improve their work, and how teachers can assess digital projects and other work. 

Along the way, Fisher offers practical advice on rigor and relevance, digital citizenship, formative assessment, and digital portfolios. 

With instructional strategies and examples of real student work across the content areas, Digital Learning Strategies will allow readers to develop an understanding of the what, when, why, and how of digital assignments and assessments.


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December 2013

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About the Author

Michael FisherMICHAEL FISHER is an instructional coach and education consultant specializing in the intersection between instructional technology and curriculum design. He works with districts across the country helping teachers and schools maximize available technology, software, and web-based resources while attending to curriculum design, instructional practices, and assessments. He posts frequently to the ASCD EDge® social networking platform, the Curriculum 21 blog  and his own blog

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  • Michael_Fisher 1 year ago

    Because of the ephemerality of web tools, I wrote a blog post to go along with the book as an addendum. You can access here:

    -Mike Fisher