How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Why assess it? What to look for in assessment tools.

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. Thomas Guskey reflects today on what makes a good assessment.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam produced professional development experiences in 10 languages for over 88 ,000 educators in 2016. EdTechTeam Online was launched in early 2016 to provide an online professional development experience on par with the face-to-face experiences EdTechTeam has offered for years.

How to use the App ‘Socrative’ As A Fantastic Assessment Tool

EdTech4Beginners

Socrative is an App (or you can use a Web browser) in which quizzes, tests and assessments can be easily created by educators and subsequently completed by students. How Do I Create My First Assessment? education App assessment ipad learning lessons plenary Socrative

How to use the App ‘Socrative’ As A Fantastic Assessment Tool

EdTech4Beginners

Socrative is an App (or you can use a Web browser) in which quizzes, tests and assessments can be easily created by educators and subsequently completed by students. How Do I Create My First Assessment? education App assessment ipad learning lessons plenary Socrative

Learning As We Go: Looking Back on the EdSurge 2016 ‘State of Edtech’ Report

Edsurge

We called it “The State of EdTech: Forces and Trends Shaping K12 Edtech” report. In 2016, that edtech figure looks like it will be closer to $1.03B. And 2016 saw plenty of companies stumble, from literacy tools to assessment products. Our initial assessment of edtech suggested that “learning models”—how we teach—was unanimously seen as the cornerstone of education. 2016 was an eventful year—politically, culturally, educationally.

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge

The CoolCatTeacher

Advice From a Student Assessment Researcher About What is Fair and Unfair in Today's Grading Systems From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessment Education Every Classroom Matters Podcast How to Guides.

How To 308

How to Create a Tech-based Curriculum Using the SAMR Model

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before I disclose my secret formula, let’s assess where you are–right now–in your technology integration efforts. For example, creative students may select drawing tools to share a book report while verbal students might choose word processing.

How To 600

Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says. K-12 student population and highlights the underlying need to rethink the way classroom learning is approached, the report says. See also: Personalized Learning in 2016: What’s Working, What’s Missing?

All Project-Based Learning is Not Created Equal: What Works?

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Expert Suzie Boss takes us into assessment , project design , and teacher PD for more effective, meaningful projects that improve learning. We discuss the challenge of fair, consistent assessment of projects across schools and districts.

Use the SAMR Model to Spearhead Technology in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

For example, book reports were typed on the computer instead of handwritten, or math facts were practiced with a math game instead of flash cards. This is a question I get often from teachers: Technology is always an extra layer of work in my classroom.

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

Each year the New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN—the Consortium for School Networking — jointly create the Horizon Report. The 2016 Report is made possible by Share Fair Nation at go.nmc.org/2016-k12 ). Both the Horizon Report and Toolkit are free.

Trends 114

3 Tips for Developing and Assessing Soft Skills: First, Take Off Your Emotional Armor

Edsurge

Educators, I've learned, are experts in defining standards and benchmarks and then creating assessments to determine if students are on track; I’ve learned a tremendous amount about good learning and teaching just by watching them do this. What type of scope and sequence and assessment can we possibly employ to help define, develop, and measure these types of emotional and relational competencies?

DigiExam and the Future of Assessment

EdNews Daily

One of last year’s most inspiring panels at the 2016 Reimagine Education conference was that which focused on alternative university models, where the innovation is fundamental and radical. Among them are the academics behind the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills Project (ATC21S).

Competing Pressures Squeeze, Shake K-12 Assessment Landscape

Marketplace K-12

The testing world is being gripped by two overriding, and often competing forces: the continued reliance on big, high-stakes assessments for accountability purposes, and the rise of more sophisticated, nimble, and smaller-scale digital assessments, largely at the classroom level.

Schoology launches Assessment Management Platform

eSchool News

Schoology Assessment Management Platform, or AMP, integrates learning management and assessment in one system, bringing together student learning experiences with comprehensive assessment and actionable reporting. Align assessments to standards and in turn, to curriculum.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

Marketplace K-12

A decline in personal computer sales in the worldwide K-12 education market may be linked to faltering economies in other countries, particularly Latin America, a new report finds. market, according to a report from Futuresource Consulting, a London-based market research firm.

NATION’S REPORT CARD FOR TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING LITERACY RELEASED

techlearning

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has produced a nationally representative assessment of technology and engineering literacy.

What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s tempting to assign a goal–say, third graders should type 15 wpm–and then assess based on student ability to meet that goal, but that’s not practical. A more purpose-built goal is to assess based on progress. Computer skills assessments

Digiexam and the future of assessment

EdNews Daily

One of last year’s most inspiring panels at the 2016 Reimagine Education conference was that which focused on alternative university models, where the innovation is fundamental and radical. Among them are the academics behind the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills Project (ATC21S).

7 Innovative Writing Methods for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Slideshows have long been the alternative to the written report, used when the written word required an oral presentation. The next time your summative assessment is a report, let students choose their ‘writing’ method. Knowledge is meant to be shared.

2 reports help leaders leverage ESSA

eSchool News

Two new reports offer school leaders research-based evidence to help them leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to improve learning outcomes for students. School leaders, policymakers can use ESSA to focus on boosting learning, achievement for students.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Formative assessment.

Report: Kindergarten Increasingly Pushing Academic Skills

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report suggests that accountability pressures have reached down through the elementary grades, causing kindergarten to become more focused on academic skills and less centered around opportunities for play.

Why We Need to Move Away from SMART Goals and Towards New Forms of Classroom Assessment

Edsurge

We have created common unit assessments, focusing on what we believe to be the most important standards, and we are required to meet and discuss assessment results to evaluate our teaching effectiveness. The reconfiguring and implementation of these two areas—curriculum and assessment—undoubtedly costs money and time. We can’t continue to restrict student assessments to a simplified, out-dated system and expect to prepare them for an ever-changing employment environment.

SmartAsset Report Analyzes Best Places to Be a Teacher

K-12 Schools - Education News

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the median annual pay for elementary and kindergarten teachers was roughly 40.4% The unemployment rate in the metro area was 4% in June 2016 and 3.6% (Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons).

Why Technology-Based Assessments Fill an Important Role in Instruction

Leadership Lounge

We live in an age of assessment in education. One of my friends -- who happens to be a vice president of a large banking institution -- loves to post about the paradox of assessment. Though assessment has become a high-stake component of education, it hasn’t always been that way.

Report explores 3 college, career readiness strategies

eSchool News

Instead of wanting to assess students’ current knowledge, these stakeholders want to know more about students’ potential to achieve impactful and successful outcomes in the real world. Next page: Three readiness models in the report.

Under pressure, groups that assess colleges promise to take a closer look at graduation rates

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The post Under pressure, groups that assess colleges promise to take a closer look at graduation rates appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Math Scores Drop, But Achievement Gap Narrows for U.S. Teens in International PISA Assessment

Edsurge

The results are in: The National Center for Education Statistics today released its findings for the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The assessment, which has been administered every three years since 2000, measures math, science and reading literacy of 15-year-olds in 73 education systems around the globe. which outperformed only 28 out of the 70 reporting education systems. That number almost doubled in 2016, rising to 32 percent.

Ditching Traditional Grades & My Online Gradebook

Catlin Tucker

This summer I read Starr Stackstein’s book Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School. We shared this “Ongoing Assessment” document with each student via Google Classroom. My students had a real voice in their assessments.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. New Jersey and Michigan developed individual state tech readiness tools in preparation for (online) assessment,” she said. Alabama and I believe a few other states have annual inventory reports.

IO Education, EADMS merger will expand online formative assessment

eSchool News

Complementary formative assessment solutions will help educators better leverage tools. IO Education and Educator’s Assessment Data Management System (EADMS), a provider of K-12 assessment and data management software, have merged to better leverage online formative assessment capabilities.

Northwest Evaluation Association To Enter State Assessment Market

Marketplace K-12

Primarily known for its Measures of Academic Progress test—an interim assessment taken by students across the U.S.—the the nonprofit NWEA is diving into the more turbulent, and potentially lucrative waters of summative assessments. The goal of the new division is to support states in the development of “innovative accountability systems,” including proficiency assessment models, according to the NWEA’s official announcement.