The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today?

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

Have students create a Wordle as a means of independent assessment. Cross-posted at The Educator''s Royal Treatment. As I mentioned in a previous post I have been working on a educational technology presentation for principals in a NJ school district.

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Final Reflections Of TeachMeet Nashville 2010

The Web20Classroom

There was great discussion about meeting kids where they are and using music and the arts for assessment in the classroom. What a great 2 days of learning in Nashville TN last week! There were large groups of teachers learning how to use Twitter and social networking for professional development to small groups of 2 or 3 people in impromptu learning sessions. There was talk about the closing of Etherpad and the use of alternatives like Typewith.me and Primary Pad.

Recognizing the Valedictorian in All

A Principal's Reflections

Achievement Assessment Grades Learning Opinion Students Yesterday I attended the Bergen County Valedictorian breakfast where New Milford High School''s top student was honored.

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What Constitutes Good Instruction?

A Principal's Reflections

Asking open and closed-ended questions during direct instruction in order to check for understanding, engage, and assess. Informal and formal means of assessment in which the students have a clear indication of their performance in relation to expected learning outcomes.

Field of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

Teachers can easily and effectively differentiate content, projects, and assessments for students. As I write this post I am sitting in the Des Moines airport waiting for my flight back to the East Coast.

When Summative and Formative Assessment Markets Combine, Will Expectations Collide?

Edsurge

billion state summative assessment market begins to merge with the growing $1.6 billion market for formative assessments? A critical indicator is the handful of states trying to create new assessment models. This effort to redesign the assessment market is exciting.

6 Nifty Ideas For Using Google Apps In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Everything from the regular survey stuff to a prior learning assessment, to kids'' book reviews. Over the past few weeks I have collected some great classroom resources surrounding the use of Google for various classroom activities. Here are a few of my favorites. (In In no particular order.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. Let me just challenge you, “How are you assessing your district?

Lets Rap About The News.

The Web20Classroom

The topic centered around the Arts and assessment. The conversation broke down into how the arts are assessed and how they fit into modern day testing. What I hoped we would talk about is how the arts can be used as assessments themselves or parts of assessments.

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

There were sessions about assessment, technology, professional development and others. I have the honor of giving the Conference Closing Keynote for the 2010 Reform Symposium.

The Echo Chamber Of Education Reform.

The Web20Classroom

At conferences around the world many educators are talking to audiences about why we need social media in the classroom and how relying completely on summative assessments is the wrong way to look at student achievement and other "hot button" education topics.

What Was She Thinking??

The Web20Classroom

What happened to formative assessment? What happened to ongoing assessments. Please tell me that I am wrong in the way I think. Let me give some background. I am taking classes to be an administrator.

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Evaluate Me.Please.

The Web20Classroom

Here is just a taste of what was said: Assessment should come from a variety of sources including administration, students, peers, self, and key community members. Before any assessment takes place the right conditions/environment needs to be created.

Why Do We Have To Learn This?

The Web20Classroom

Start with essential outcomes, make the assessment, then lessons. I can remember some days when kids would ask me that. I could be in the middle of a conversation about convection currents and a kid would raise their hand and ask, "What''s the point? Why do we need to know this?

The Disconnected Curriculum.

The Web20Classroom

If you care about what your kids are doing, you are doing formative assessments and monitoring progress you will be just fine. I learned early on in my career as an educator to do first then beg for forgiveness later.

Week of December 6, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] CONCERNS ABOUT STUDENT''S ASSESSMENT. Starting from the practices and personal views about the planning of an exam, we will try to make: i) a reflection via the personal views of other peers, ii) a presentation of the fundamental and problems of assessment, iii) a conversation about the criticism and the side-effects that have been found from the research. We will try to clear up the misunderstandings about the procedure and the role of student’s assessment.

Week of November 22, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

During 2010, Ping has been delivering recycled percussion and singing activities to 15 rural primary schools in victoria. Ajax McKerral - PingMusic''s project manager will present highlights from 2010 and demonstrate features arriving in 2011.Dont miss hearing about this innovative program. link] CONCERNS ABOUT STUDENTS'' ASSESSMENT. We will try to clear up the misunderstandings about the procedure and the role of student’s assessment.

New Posted Resources 11/06/2010

The Web20Classroom

How to Help Students Use Social Media Effectively | Edutopia tags : socialmedia favorite Bloom''s by Joshua Coupal on Prezi tags : bloom blooms_taxonomy favorite AllThingsPLC » Blog Archive » How PLCs Use Assessments tags : plc assessment favorite The Pursuit of Technology Integration Happiness: Skype Resources tags : Skype Posted from Diigo.

“Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings”

The Principal of Change

In a recent discussion, I was asked about “common assessments” in a classroom. The thought here is that no matter what classroom you were in, the assessments would look the same. Differentiated instruction cannot come with standardized assessments, or am I way off here?

Week of November 29, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

EPORTFOLIOS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: THE TRIALS 2010 (THE AUSTRALIA SERIES) Mon 29 Nov 08:30PM New York / Tue 29 Nov 01:30AM GMT / Tue 29 Nov 11:30AM Sydney Coach Carole. Data and results will be shared from the 2010 Eportfolio Implementation Trials. link] CONCERNS ABOUT STUDENT’S ASSESSMENT. We will try to clear up the misunderstandings about the procedure and the role of student’s assessment.

Developing The Leaders Within.

The Web20Classroom

My lofty goal: get them to take and pass our state assessments, help them enter a program that would allow them to complete two grade levels in one year, and get them back on track to graduate on time. Cross Posted At The ASCD In-Service Blog When I started teaching, I had no desire to take on any leadership roles in my school.

New Posted Resources 02/04/2010

The Web20Classroom

GCPS Wiki-Wiki | Handouts / Scratch tags : scratch , favorite The Electric Educator: Google-Proof Questioning: A New Use for Bloom''s Taxonomy tags : bloomstaxonomy , favorite A Collection of Assessment Strategies, Assessment in Math/Sci 2 of 3 tags : assessment , favorite itouch - Mary Beth Hertz on Diigo tags : ipod , favorite Digital Storytelling Teacher Guide tags : digitalstorytelling , favorite Posted from Diigo.

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New Posted Resources 06/09/2010

The Web20Classroom

'Teach Science and Math tags : podcasting , science , math , favorite Google Apps Lesson Plans UK tags : google , lessonplans , favorite TechTrainingWheels tags : tutorials , favorite News: No Grading, More Learning - Inside Higher Ed tags : grading , assessment , favorite Math Web Interventions tags : math , favorite Social Media in Education: The Power of Facebook | Edutopia tags : facebook , favorite Social Media Parenting: Raising the Digital Generation tags : socialmedia , parent , favorite Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Custom Search Engine tags : search , favorite iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education tags : apps , ipodtouch , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.'

New Posted Resources 02/23/2010

The Web20Classroom

tags : reading , literacy , favorite Formative assessment tags : formative , favorite Posted from Diigo. 10 New Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know tags : facebook , favorite Netiquette Tutorial tags : netiquette , favorite Book Trailers - Movies for Literacy! The rest of my favorite links are here

New Posted Resources 01/12/2010

The Web20Classroom

tags : presoslides , wiki , favorite Using Audio Files To Provide Feedback – 2 « Sean Banville''s Blog tags : assessment , audio , favorite Challenge Based Learning tags : learning , pbl , favorite First Person Podcast Series-Holocaust Museum tags : history , podcast , favorite Searchtastic.com - search Twitter history and export tweets to Excel tags : Twitter , favorite Posted from Diigo.

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Week of November 15, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] CONCERNS ABOUT STUDENT’S ASSESSMENT (HOST YOUR OWN WEBINARS) Tue 16 Nov 01:00PM New York / Tue 16 Nov 06:00PM GMT / Wed 16 Nov 04:00AM Sydney Manos Alisavakis. Starting from the practices and personal views about the planning of an exam, we will try to make: i) a reflection via the personal views of other peers, ii) a presentation of the fundamental and problems of assessment, iii) a conversation about the criticism and the side-effects that have been found from the research.

Helping Students Master Information Analysis

The Electric Educator

As a teacher I am always looking for new ways to challenge my students and effectively assess their understanding of the concepts that I teach them.

Creating Social Polls and Questionnaires Using Urtak

Nik Peachey

We can use it to get students to self assess their progress. I discovered Urtak a couple of weeks ago and took an instant liking to it. Urtak is a web based social polling application that enables you to very quickly and easily create online polls and questionnaires.

Live Thursday Dec. 16th with Writer Alfie Kohn (note early time)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, December 16th, 2010 Time : 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate.

A new model for Higher Education

Connecting 2 the World

There needs to be a deeper level of assessment that objective tests don't access. In fact, the use of computers to identify content would be encouraged for the assessment tests rather than excluded from the process. I recently read two good blog posts about higher education: one by Clark Quinn and the other by Andy Cloverdale.

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How do you write a "Google-Proof" Question?

The Electric Educator

assessment bloom''s taxonomy Google-Proof question A while back I wrote a post about " Google-Proofing" questions. The quick summary of the post was this: why ask a question to which an answer can quickly be found with an internet search?

Hope to see you at ASHA!

SpeechTechie

I worked on this one with people from my district and it relates our efforts to streamline the narrative assessment process. I''m getting excited for midweek when I will be heading to Philly for the ASHA Convention! I''m involved with two presentations (what was I thinking?) and my handouts are all uploaded. I hope you''ll check ''em out and put me in your Planner if you are attending.

Three models for a new higher ed economic model (part 2)

Connecting 2 the World

Pure distance learning and assessment based higher education The first model is based on a local university that was developed out of the New York state civil service training department. This also means that there is a minimal instructional staff, with most of the staff working on assessment and curriculum development. This is because the subject matter is already developed by specialists in the form of assessment tools and curriculum. This has been some time in coming.

What Librarians Make -- Joyce Valenza Says It All

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

I am here to work with teachers to build instruction, to build projects and assessments that focus on creativity and meaning using the information tools and strategies of our time. Inspired by Taylor Mali''s "What Does a Teacher Make?"