Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills

Catlin Tucker

This year I am focusing on both teaching and assessing these critical soft skills. The career landscape is changing dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before the age of forty.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

It will also help you with both formative and summative assessments, and it will enter your grades into any electronic grade book directly from GradeCam. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments. Make assessment simple.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Information and links on this assessment idea.

10-Minute Teacher | Top 10 Episodes of March 2017 #10mt

The CoolCatTeacher

Top 10 Shows of March 2017. Formative Assessment Tools and Tips with Monica Burns (Show #37). 5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez (Show #20). The Best of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Self-assessment.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. You want to only assess how well they communicate ideas.

10 Summer Jobs For Teachers 2017

EdNews Daily

Please find 10 summer jobs for teachers in 2017 listed below. 10 Summer Jobs For Teachers in 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware. Summer jobs for teachers in 2017!

2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

Ask a Tech Teacher

million education-oriented Pre-K through High School lesson plans, curricula, videos, classroom activities, assessments, books, bulletin board ideas, classroom decorations, interactive notebooks, task cards, Common Core resources, and more. TpT 2017 Conference Observations.

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment appeared first on TeachThought. Assessment Experienced Teacher General

Education innovation in 2017: 4 personalized learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

2017 will see the first robust data sets coming out of partner schools adopting these new platforms that they themselves did not develop. Big assessment decisions will hit the states. In 2017 states will get their ESSA plans off the ground and make important tactical decisions.

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OEB 2017: Getting up close and personal(ized) with learning

Neo LMS

AI has the potential to really disrupt the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach and give teachers the insight and power to assess how each student is performing, see how they might improve, and modify activities accordingly in real time.

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

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5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Now, Mike, you have five ideas for us today, to do formative assessments.

Best-in-Category Winners for 2017

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the 2017 Best-in-Category and Honorable Mentions for the following Categories: Winners: Please grab your award from this page. Assessment. Awards Web Tools 2017 listsAsk a Tech Teacher routinely shares favorite websites and apps that make a difference in the classroom.

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

I think 2017 is going to be an exciting year, there’s going to be a lot more cloud based technology than there was before and when classes and content are delivered in the cloud and via browsers, it means kids can access the same experience and content at home as they can in the classroom.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. We created Assessment Items. 2017).

DigiExam and the Future of Assessment

EdNews Daily

Some point to the essential reductionism of the examination process , questioning the validity of the way that student learning is assessed. Others express concerns that traditional forms of assessment are measuring forms of intelligence and/or competencies that are no longer relevant.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA). Note: This post is directly related to my work at the International Center for Leadership in Education Efficacy has been on my mind a great deal as of late, and as a result, it has been reflected in my writing.

Assessment Overhaul: Tools for Rethinking Assessment in the New Year!

EmergingEdTech

Explore 4 Different Web Apps for Assessment in This AppEd Review Roundup! Happy New Year and welcome to our first RoundUp of 2017. Over the break, we took a bit of time to recharge our batteries and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

this year I am bound and determined to move ALL assessment into the classroom! Click To Tweet This may sound like a crazy resolution given that most teachers spend hours of time outside of school assessing their students’ work.

8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data

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8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data contributed by Daniel R. The post 8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Assessment Experienced Teacher

17 Web Tools and Apps to Create Interactive Video Lessons and Quizzes

Teacher Reboot Camp

Edpuzzle and PlayPosit are two of the most popular educational tools for creating video quizzes and assessments. Both offer free versions for instructors with features for quick grading and assessment. Recap is an educational question-led video chat tool which works on any device (web/app) and provides teachers with tools for quick feedback and assessment. With Google Forms you can include questions for a video or create other assessments.

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Awesome Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

Through our discussions, I began to consider how the combination of Google Drawings and Google Forms could be a powerful way for teachers to customize assessments in ways that students will more successfully decipher and learn from them.

4 Examples Of Increasing Rigor In Summative Assessment

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Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking

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Why Assessments Fail To Measure Understanding

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The post Why Assessments Fail To Measure Understanding appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Our Best Terry Heick Experienced Teacher General

Assessment Quality? 9 Steps To Creating Effective Mutliple-Choice Questions

TeachThought - Learn better.

Assessment Quality? 9 Steps To Creating Effective Mutliple-Choice Questions contributed by Dr. Stephen Murphy, Measured Progress One of the critical elements to understanding what students know and are able to do is using spot-on assessment items that provide fair and valid data.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid To Ask

The Web20Classroom

Recently Shaelynn Farnsworth and I had a great and engaging discussion on the topic of Formative Assessment for ACER Education. Some of the highlights: What Is Formative Assessment —As you can tell from our video, there are many ways to describe formative assessment.

Digiexam and the future of assessment

EdNews Daily

Some point to the essential reductionism of the examination process , questioning the validity of the way that student learning is assessed. Others express concerns that traditional forms of assessment are measuring forms of intelligence and/or competencies that are no longer relevant.

Why Teachers Need Formative Assessment Too

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

And you know as well as I do that when kids get hold of a misconception, if we wait until there’s an assessment and then we catch it, it’s already so deeply rooted that it takes that much more time to undo it.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning , which offers my sense of what those interested in K-12 educational technology can and should take away from this annual polling about schools. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition).

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7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

Since we’re just a few weeks away from the new year, it’s only natural for all of us to wonder: what will 2017 bring along? 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. 2017 will therefore see growing numbers of bite-sized learning modules.

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The Road to Invisible Assessment

Edsurge

Are great teaching and assessment fundamentally at odds? One might think so because, unfortunately, the words “test” and “assessment” are often used interchangeably. Yet somehow assessment evokes a more positive reaction. Done well, assessment is ongoing, constant and invisible. Ten years ago, invisible assessment was a concept long on potential but limited by the realities of the classroom. But little by little, invisible assessment is becoming a reality.