Activity Types: Skill Journals

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What is a Skill Journal?
A skill journal uses a database to collect comments from students regarding progress in acquiring skills. Students record a concrete "picture" of the skills they have acquired, "feelings" concerning the topic, how the new topic relates to old information, etc. The classic example is a Math journal; however, this can be used for any topic. For example, here is an example of an Athletic Skill Journal. These databases can be helpful to both students and teacher alike in determining successes as well as problem areas in the topics being taught on a day to day basis.

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Brock University
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University of Texas at Austin (retired)
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