This poem is the truest account of the problem with marking in a system where learning is supposed to occur!
An excerpt -
I read the name at the top
and think of the young person whose effort this is.
Now all I see on the paper
is a face, crestfallen when I hand back what they attempted.
by Tom Wayman
Click the link below for the whole poem.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,400 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 62 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 548 posts. There were 48 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 10mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.
The busiest day of the year was March 31st with 57 views. The most popular post that day was Kluging: An LMS Alternative.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were teacher.pageflakes.com, c4lpt.co.uk, twitter.com, ianmason.net, and browse.workliteracy.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for visual literacy, fotobook editor, udutu, google cheat sheet 2010, and google search cheat sheet.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Kluging: An LMS Alternative October 2008
Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking July 2008
Joan Vinall-Cox’s E-Portfolio September 2008
Photobook Adventures (and advice) December 2008
udutu – Free, Easy, and Perhaps Unnecessary August 2008
Great advice here!