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A Language Teacher's Journey

April 26, 2015
by leesensei

Marking On-line with Kaizena Mini in Docs – How It Went & What I Learned

I’ve been wanting to try marking online – not just by using colours (previous post) but by trying out a nifty program called Kaizena. In part I am excited as they are Canadian (like me!) and in part because I … Continue reading

June 23, 2014
by leesensei

A Year of Change…. A Year of Choice (End of Year Reflection Part 1)

What a year! It started with the usual rush in September and is currently ending with a province-wide teachers strike. Despite this unusual end to the year it has been one of amazing change – dare I say ‘metamorphosis’ for … Continue reading

May 5, 2014
by leesensei

Online Marking Using Docs – The Update (Or Tips You Might Find Helpful)

I’ll admit that when I first started I thought it was taking way more time to mark online than it was on paper. So, as more of my students opt to hand things in electronically, I’ve been working on streamlining … Continue reading

April 21, 2014
by leesensei

Improving Feedback for Students: Colours, Consistency, Corrections

I’ve been working to refine the way that I give feedback on written work. My efforts focus on both easily identifying a student’s issues and increasing their responsibility for their own learning. With that in mind my feedback now focuses … Continue reading

February 11, 2014
by leesensei

Marking Using Docs…A Newbie Wades In…

I am trying to expand choice in homework. At times this is in what you do to show/demonstrate your learning. The other way is in ‘how’ you choose to complete the work. This semester I am experimenting with my Japanese … Continue reading

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