Test Review as Cheat Code–Wow!

Yesterday on his blog, David Warlick compared test review activities to video game cheat code sites on the internet. He asserted that perhaps if we let students write their own test reviews and study guides via a wiki, that process might be more valuable (and intriguing) than the test itself. He goes on to say that perhaps students should be allowed to use these “cheat codes” as they test:

if allowing students to create a strategy guide to use when taking their test would make the test too easy — perhaps we’re asking the wrong questions on the test.

How I agree with that statement! It’s posts like these that make Warlick’s blog the first one I check every morning. I think his ability to make unique connections like this makes him one of the most interesting and valuable “thinkers” we have out there sharing.

This post helped me clarify in my mind how to explain to some of my teachers that this school 2.0 “stuff” is critical for them to learn about and include in their classrooms. What a great parallel between the classroom and kids’ RL this comparison is! What teacher hasn’t used a test review sheet–and possibly even a student generated one! But the link to how it is pertinent in kids lives to do this through one of their tools was very helpful to me!

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  1. Yes, an excellent point indeed! I hope that I can have students try to develop their knowledge via wikis in the fall. The wiki engine in Moodle seems simple enough…

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