One thing I did that makes me feel good about myself

It seems like a small thing but I started setting everybody up to have their comments from NowComment appear on their activity streams on Youth Voices. This is such a small thing when the student or teacher sees it, but it wasn’t small at all to get web engineers and designers to work together to have the comments on NowComment report out on an RSS feed and for the plugin on Youth Voices to be set up properly to feed into the activity stream. So all of this backend work took months and a lot of patience and being nice to everybody — managing different parts of this effort. And for what? That is what I hope to get to here. This is really about upending assessment as we know it — well that’s pretty extreme — What I mean to say is that I want students to be able to self-assess to take control of the assessment process, as a step toward self-actualization. (Yes, I know big again.)

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