Monday, December 12, 2016

Today at CSS

This is our last week of woodworking at Clear Spring School before the winter break, so students will be busy today making gifts. I spent the whole weekend with a bad cold, which gave me the chance to catch up on the last chapter text and drawings for my book on making box guitars.

Taunton Press has announced a one day only extra 20% discount on their full Fine Woodworking Magazine archive from 1975-2016 at the Taunton Store.  That is 41 years of the best content in woodworking publication. To get the discount, you will need to type in the coupon code GREEN20. The archive is available on USB or DVD and contains the various articles I've written for Fine Woodworking Magazine, not including the most recent which falls in the 2017 publication year.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:05 AM


    This is related to an old post of yours about rubrics.

    You've written before about "artificial learning environments", but I would be careful about "artificial assessment tools". I would consider a rubric to be that.

    When people go to buy a good or service in the world, they generally do not pull out a rubric and calculate a score. They make a judgement as to whether a purchase provides enough value for the money.

    For example, if you were to make a wooden chair for me, I would not grade it on a rubric. I would look it over, try it out, and see if I felt I got sufficient value for the money paid.

    This type of assessment is more real-world, and therefore it might fit better within your theme of real-world learning environments.