Siyavula, in collaboration with St John’s College in Johannesburg, will be hosting a FullMarks uploading sprint on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October 2011. This sprint is intended for Physical Sciences educators to openly share their teaching resources, work together and grow as a community! In addition to the sharing of resources, it is an oppurtunity to meet and network with Science teachers from many different schools.
Educators are welcome to attend both days, or just Wednesday 19 October. The sprint will run from 09h00 – 16h00 each day, in Room B16, St John’s College, Johannesburg. It is free to attend, and will include tea and lunch on both days. All you have to do is sign up here, and bring any assessment items that you would like to contribute and share. Ideally these should be on a flashstick in an editable electronic format, such as Word documents, but if you also have work on paper, please bring it along too. It can be test papers with memos, class exercises, or any assessment items that you would like to contribute to the world of free and open educational resources.
The sprint will take place in a computer lab at St John’s, and each educator will be seated at their own computer. Siyavula will demonstrate how you can upload your resources to FullMarks, and will provide tech support and assist you throughout the process, to ensure the experience is stress-free, rewarding and of value. Free user accounts can be created prior to the upload sprint (visit http://www.fullmarks.org.za/), or on the day.
FullMarks is our free and open online assessment bank, which allows for the sharing of quality assessment items by educators. In addition to sharing your own resources, you can also view, edit and use existing questions and solutions that have been shared by other educators. It is so easy: all you need to do is create a free account on FullMarks, and you will have full access to this functionality. You can simply and easily create your own tests that will come complete with a memorandum, and then use the functionality on FullMarks for capturing marks and generating reports on learners’ performance.
Siyavula believes in sharing, community, collaboration and openness, and through the use of technology we strive to produce the best quality free educational resources out there!
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And do not hesitate to contact us should you need anything further!
Email bridget [at] siyavula [dot] com
Telephone 021 469 4771