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Edited by Katherine Burd
A group of teacher-researchers suggest that video might be teachers’ key to better professional development as discussion practitioners.
Even without sophisticated video games at our disposal, we find Shute and Ventura’s embrace of games for formative assessment inspiring and wonder, after reading, what it might look like for teachers to enact “stealth” assessments in existing classrooms without sophisticated technology.
Experienced online teachers show a preference for, and a desire for more, student-centered practices. Their voices can remind innovators where to focus.
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