Evaluation and Testing of Students - Forms of Testing and Evaluation
This video is part of our video series on "Evaluation and Testing of Students". In this video, we cover the different types of evaluations and testings that teachers, not only those working in the EFL field, will come across over the course of their career.
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There are many useful references and equipment and materials that can be used in the classroom. Computers have become a major part of every day life. With the internet, widely available most teachers and students can find an endless list of references and resources online through various websites and links. For teaching materials, the teacher can find a variety of activities, worksheets, games, grammar references, teaching references and ideas, practice tests, strategies and training in all levels. You can search a variety of media references and find numerous poetry and literature to use in the classroom lesson planning. The students can also find online lessons, tests, chat groups to help them with their studies of English. To help with the studies the students can find numerous websites with dictionaries which provide word definitions, thesaurus, word history and used in context. One thing to remember is to monitor the students use of dictionaries as they can be easily relied upon in the classroom. Computers have a lot of advantages in the classroom as email can be used a form of communication between the students and teachers. Word documents can be produced such as worksheets or reports which appear more formal and can be saved to reference back to.
Other materials in the classroom that can be useful are items such as Resource Books and grammar books, worksheets and Visual aids. Videos, DVD?s and CD?s are useful tools in the classroom as the students can gain attention from the students and creates motivation, classroom discussion and activities. They can be used to introduce new information, provides follow-up information of a topic and some teachers find that it develops listening skills. Video Cameras can be a positive item to use as the students can record to create an activity or project. The teacher can play it back to the students and analyze and discuss the video. As most classrooms have whiteboards/chalkboards and overhead projectors in the classroom these tools are most likely used the most. Teachers will develop their own style of teaching and will incorporate the use of the above equipment and teaching aids into the classroom and their lesson plans.