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.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

“More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.” Parents are engaged via student activity reports on school-owned devices.

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How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, every teacher assesses writing. That’s not just for essays or reports but slideshows, blog posts, comments in forums, and more. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

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!

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA). Step 4 : The DPA report is shared and discussed with the school leadership team.

Kiddom now offers personalized curricula, visual reports and more

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a fan of Kiddom , the easy way to plan, assess, and analyze learning, you’ll be excited to hear that they added more than 50 features to the new Kiddom 2.0 (see Reports — visualize progress with beautiful analytics that track student performance.

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2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

Building on the past success of EdTechTeam’s iOS Summits, this new program launched in October 2016 with the first online course taking place in November, the first workshops happening in December, and the first conferences featuring Apple Teacher scheduled in January of 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.

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.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

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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Taking a Shot at an “Awesome 21st Century Assessment” Rubric

EmergingEdTech

Making Assessment A Richer Learning Experience I often find the annual Higher Education Horizons report from EDUCAUSE and NMC to be inspiring, and while reading the 2017 edition that came out last. Assessment Making the case for Education Technologies _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics better assessments

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Jennifer Gonzalez talk about 5 tech tools every educator should try in 2017. The homework could be research reports. I mean, when I started using formative assessment like this to teach binary numbers, I used to teach – binary numbers used to take seven days.

Has the Game Really Changed? Reporter’s Notebook from the 2017 Games for Change Festival

Edsurge

GlassLab , a nonprofit backed by the MacArthur Foundation and Gates Foundation to build learning games, assessment dashboards and a distribution portal, used to feature prominently in the event but has since been in limbo.

Defining the Skills for Success: New Report Signals the Difference Between Executive Function and Other Regulation-Related Skills

Digital Promise

Without clear definitions, it can be difficult to pinpoint which skills students are lacking — and to create and assess programs that build those skills. According to a new report from Jones, Rebecca Bailey, Sophie P. EF is typically assessed in emotionally-neutral contexts, usually in a lab environment, by using independent tasks that do not involve interactions with others. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Summer 2017 Learning Series-6 Awesome Tools To Try This School Year

The Web20Classroom

From there we looked at Formative Assessment and how easy it is to do today. Flipgrid is a video capture app that can be used for things like pre-assessment, sharing what we know, formative assessment, and group conversations.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. Tagged on: February 27, 2017.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Are computers teachers? Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!)

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Summer 2017 Learning Series: Create Solid School:Home Relationships This Year

The Web20Classroom

From there we looked at Formative Assessment and how easy it is to do today. Lastly, review reports often. Take a look at all the reports available to determine the effectiveness of your communications.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). Tagged on: March 12, 2017 WikiLeaks CIA cache: Fool me once | Engadget → "It should make you uncomfortable - and angry - as hell that the CIA can use your smart toaster to spy on you. Tagged on: March 6, 2017 Justice Dept.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 and 29 Combined Edition). Tagged on: July 20, 2017 Are iPads and laptops improving students’ test scores? Tagged on: July 11, 2017 Does my site need HTTPS? Summer.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 26, 2017 Are you a student? Tagged on: August 21, 2017 Should Professors Ban Laptops?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 26, 2017 Are you a student? Tagged on: August 21, 2017 Should Professors Ban Laptops?

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. It is one to watch for in 2017.

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5 tips for primary teachers in 2017

GoConqr

The post 5 tips for primary teachers in 2017 appeared first on GoConqr. For primary teachers one of the most important challenges for this year is to improve classes and make them more engaging for pupils.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Are computers teachers? Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!)

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9 steps to better online assessments

eSchool News

A new tool helps district leaders plan and create online assessments in the wake of their growing popularity. The Online Assessment Planning Tool , supported by the Learning First Alliance, is accompanied by a report summarizing the best practices in online assessments.

Goodbye ABCs: How One State is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments

Edsurge

The program—short for “no grades, no grades”—is hallmarked by the schools shifting to a more competency-based assessment structure and removal of grade levels. that of 'Grades,'” Earick writes in an upcoming report on the project. Those barriers include “(1) student assessments that don't accurately reflect students’ true understandings and skills and (2) methods for grouping students (by age) that often poorly align to their true needs as learners.”.

Visible Learning and John Hattie

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessment is about my impact. They assess their learning, determine if it’s succeeding, and decide what to do about it. They become what Hattie calls “assessment-capable” That means students see themselves as their own teachers.

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get learners to track and reflect on their progress at regular intervals, such as each progress report time, with student led conferences (SLC). Students can use an Assessing my Assessment sheet to reflect on their growth and identify areas for improvement. “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard.

New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

Edsurge

When a competency-based approach to assessment is in place, students must show what they know as well as what they can do. According to a 2016 report by iNACOL, 36 states are currently investigating policy surrounding competency-based education. And as interest in this approach to teaching and learning increases, so does the need for assessments to support it. Below are five ways to approach competency-based learning assessment.

How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Assess Student Writing in Google Docs with WriQ. WriQ is currently a FREE tool that helps teachers assess writing in Google Docs. Shake Up Learning 2017.

Top 10 Informz Blog Posts from 2017

The Principal of Change

Over the 2017 calendar year, we published 125 awesome blog posts across the spectrum of marketing automation topics. In this webinar we explore the top trends and best practices for 2017 gleaned from assessing and analyzing 7000 subject line A/B tests.

Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam lets you create assessments with formats including multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and even handwritten numeric answers that can be read and scored by Aita – Gradecam’s Artificial Intelligence Teaching Assistant.

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What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. Monday, September 4, 2017. Tip #2: Remember that we’re mandatory reporters.