Formative assessment is done as students are learning. Summative assessment is at the end (like n exam). We all think that formative assessment in class is cumbersome, takes time and yields little results, however,in my experience, formative assessment makes better teachers and better learning.
It was a very bad week for environmentalists and animal lovers alike in Malta, in a single week, a British Bulldog was tied outside in the scorching sun and died, 250,000 bees burned in 220 hives and a great white shark was captured and killed. It is the season for stupidity or what?
This is part 2 of the 3 part article on the importance of Malta in space featuring thLast week I wrote the first part of this 3 part series on Malta’s new emerging space endeavours. University of Malta finally took the plunge and have embarked on the first National space project for Malta, creating a Maltese satellite.
Part 1 was all about nerdish details, so now that you read the technical background, let’s get more specific. The sat team at Uni decided to go with a CubeSat. As discussed these are launched into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and have a specific and set lifetime according to the orbit altitude. They have no propulsion to adjust their orbit, hence it’s a self-decaying orbit as in LEO (as discussed previously) the sats are still effected by Earth’s gravity.e first national space project the UoMSat1, Part 1 dealt with technical background, Part2 is UoMSat1 specific.
Almost every communication device that you use in your everyday life today relies on satellite technology. So, what is a satellite? Well, every object that revolves in an orbital pattern around another object is a satellite, but in this article I’m referring to the artificial satellites that orbit the earth to provide data to/from space. No one knows who came up with the idea
So according to Einstein we cannot go faster than the speed of light, but noone said we can't slow down light. Who wants to fo at 299Million meters / second anyways..
No, you don’t need to bring out your nuts and bolts to affix chairs and tables to the ceiling and No, you don’t need thirty teachers and one student in each class. I am going to be discussing strictly methodologies so no need for the hardware store.
Our current education system like many others around the world leaves very little time for thinking and learning through experience. We instill a paradigm on our students that success is only something which is measured by summative assessments, by certificates you achieve and how well you did in your last test. Without diminishing the importance of such achievements the reality of the situation is that said achievements show specialist skills and should not be implemented in core or stem abilities.
Software Coding or programming send shivers down the spines of normal mortal beings because programming is “hard”, technical, mathematical and only reserved for those brilliant minds who look at the world and see things which mere humans fail to see, the invisible connections in logic and problem solving the ability to “think outside of the box” and all that hallaballoo.