Gina Langley





Recent Posts by Gina

Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:58 PM in Prospective Instructor Questions on Assessment
I hope you'll enjoy your student teaching, William -- sounds like you'll be a conscientious teacher! I DEFINITELY feel that quality of assessment is far more important and telling than quantity of questions! In developing the questions for an assessment, I usually break down the subject matter first into main points, and determine how much emphasis (importance) should be given to each point. ...

Recent Reviews by Gina

Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:01 PM
5 Tremendous resource
Loads of information, fun and informative interactives -- I'd do well to just let my students work through this sciPack themselves! The assessments were fairly straightforward, too, with less "tricky" questions than many of the other SciPacks

Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:45 PM
4 Good basic info
This SciPack wasn't as full of information as the others I've done, but the information presented was good, clear, and well illustrated. The test questions were also far more straightforward than those in other SciPacks I've seen. I'd say it's a great resource for helping students get the gist of what cells are and how they function, without getting bogged down by too much biochemistry. There were a couple places, though, where I thought the focus veered off topic a bit (ie putting more focus on analogies and not bringing the focus back as fully to explaining the cell).

Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:38 PM
3 Good info
Plenty of good information, but I think the details about the various foodborne illnesses, for example, could have been presented in a more memorable way. The tests were way too tricky -- tested one's ability to decipher the questions and answers far more than one's knowledge base. I'll use some of the basic, primary information from this unit in my own teaching, but I'd develop the more detailed info on pathogens, agencies, etc., a little differently.