Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

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Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. Pick some tools. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. Want to hear another Tech Tool Tuesday?

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

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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. GradeCam has a new tool called AITA (artificial intelligence teaching assistant) that can grade numeric handwriting. Setting up assessments is fast and easy. Make assessment simple.


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

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Below are web tools and apps for teaching with videos. 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.

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Best-in-Category Winners for 2017

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Over the last month, readers voted on which tools had the greatest impact on readers. has it become a beloved tool in your classes or a failed experiment. Here are the 2017 Best-in-Category and Honorable Mentions for the following Categories: Winners: Please grab your award from this page. Assessment. Classroom Management Tool. Digital Storytelling Tool. Math Tool. Special Needs Tools: Winner: Open Dyslexic. Tech Ed Tool.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

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Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. Habits, templates, and routines are much easier than reinventing the assessment wheel but a tool that results in passionate students committed to lifelong learning gets my attention. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Discussion boards are a familiar learning tool in education.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

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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. In today’s show, Alan November discusses a groundbreaking new assessment strategy to make you think: The origins of this strategy. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Listen to Monica Burns talk about formative assessment tools and tips.

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

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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 post 10-Minute Teacher | Top 10 Episodes of March 2017 #10mt appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. The Best of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


“More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.” Along with Chromebooks came Google Apps for Education – a suite of free, cloud-based productivity tools that allow for easy collaboration and engagement on any device. 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.

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10 Summer Jobs For Teachers 2017

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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. Assessing for National Board is a great professional development opportunity, and an invaluable part of the National Board Certification process. Summer jobs for teachers in 2017! Summer is here. School is out.

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


Explore 4 Different Web Apps for Assessment in This AppEd Review Roundup! Happy New Year and welcome to our first RoundUp of 2017. Assessment Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources assessment web apps highly rates assessment apps rubric assessed apps web based assessment apps toolsOver the break, we took a bit of time to recharge our batteries and.

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


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. One is looking at how kids use the tools that we create like text-to-speech and talking dictionaries and word prediction tools; do they materially improve their learning outcomes?

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

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From there we looked at Formative Assessment and how easy it is to do today. Finally we will finish the series by looking at some new and exciting tools to try in your classroom. There are so many new and exciting tools, apps and sites to discover and use throughout the course of the year. What are the new (or new to you) tools you can use this school year to get the more out of those devices but most importantly, what will impact student learning in positive way?

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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. Real-time feedback and assessment are way more effective. I’ll explain how I plan to use each specifically to create the time needed to move assessment back into the classroom.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

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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. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. Formative assessment on the iPad that Works. 2017).

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

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Today Jon Corippo @jcorippo talks about one of his favorite tools, Quizizz. He shares how you can use this tool to teach vocabulary and save time for other things! Unleashing students to help with this tool. Want to hear another episode on technology tools? Listen to Jennifer Gonzalez talk about 5 tech tools every educator should try in 2017. VICKI: Happy edtech tool Tuesday. So John, what is our edtech tool today?

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

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The “secret sauce” in all of this was the strategic use of digital tools to proactively share the details of our efforts and resulting impact. During my tenure as a principal, I was always in search of tools and processes to help measure the impact of the changes we were implementing. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA).

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

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Now you’re excited about how Hyperdocs and this interactivity is being built into other tools. Vicki: Well, educators, we have something new to try for this Ed Tech Tool Tuesday. Lisa Scumpieru on episode 187 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs.

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

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Assess the video. You might want to just use the statistics in the dashboard to see how students are watching and what they’ve done, but I love that it tells me how many questions I have to assess or grade. Why Edpuzzle Is an Essential Classroom Tool. I already had this tool on my list from ISTE this year, and I started working with it when I came home from the conference.

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These edtech tools are perfect for hastle-free assessments

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With the shift in education towards data-driven instruction, teachers spend inordinate amounts of time on assessments: checking for understanding, formative assessment, summative assessment, quizzes, tests, essays, research papers, projects and any other way they can think of to not only assess whether a student has mastered a skill or topic, but also to assess the efficacy of their own teaching. Two Unique Assessment Tools.

Breakout EDU Digital is Awesome (and Free) #breakoutedu

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Today Mari Venturino @MsVenturino talks about breakout edu digital for edtech tool Tuesday. Mari was awarded the CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher of the Year in 2017. All Grades All Subjects Assessment Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides. Innovation iPads Lesson Plans Librarians Mac Social Emotional Learning STEM Students Teachers Tools Web Tools Windows-PC

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10 Reasons Why Videos are Great Educational Tools

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Guest author, Emily Clearly over at mysimpleshow has ten more reasons why videos are a great educational tool for your teaching: Videos are in line with the technological times and can be accessed on the Internet at any point, from wherever you are in the world. There are plenty of reasons why videos are great educational tools, and there are many tools on the web to help provide you with video content. Dear Otto: How do I assess a project like Movie Maker?

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


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. While there are some rather premature concerns that AI will someday replace teaching , it is a tool that we should now see in a positive way.

OER Had Its Breakthrough in 2017. Next Year, It Will Become an Essential Teaching Tool


Those days are over: 2017 was OER’s breakthrough year. That happened in 2017. Meanwhile, at least 70 OER-related bills were introduced in more than half the country’s state legislatures in 2017. By developing formative assessment materials and other exercises that students can submit digitally, results can be compiled and analyzed in real-time, allowing faculty to shift lesson plans and improve learning outcomes.

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Awesome Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms


As the teachers and I work together to explore new ideas, strategies, and tools, we learn and grow together. 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. In that question, the image of the girl and the water was annotated with thought-bubbles by using the drawing tools in Google Drawings.

DigiExam and the Future of Assessment

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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. Among them are the academics behind the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills Project (ATC21S). DigiExam: the future of assessment? The Future of Assessment: 2025 and Beyond.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

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I’ve found a tool that can help with inquiry-based learning, nonfiction reading, and meeting standards: Kids Discover Online. After students read, they can take a quick assessment about the topic. Students can take an assessment just after reading. Kids Discover Online is a fantastic supplementary tool for science, history, and ELA teachers who need students to read relevant, high-quality, nonfiction texts and assess for understanding.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

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Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. Friday, September 8, 2017. Vicki: That’s such a fun tool, and we actually have an EdTech Tool Tuesday about that that I’ll link to in the Show Notes if you want to more about Flipgrid. But let me ask you this, Leslie, how do you keep up with all the tools out there so that you know what to bring into your classroom?

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

To help you get started find a slide presentation , tips, web tools and resources below. Suggested tools for K to 12 educators, include Mahara , Showbie , Seesaw , Livebinders , Educlipper , Padlet , Edublogs and Google Sites. 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.

3 Ways to Hack Classroom Presentations with James Sturtevant

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So, whether they are flipped or in person, you can have more engagement with these tools and ideas. But today for edtech tool Tuesday we’re talking about three ways to present to 21st century students, so we are hacking those lame, boring presentations that some of us, yes, even me, I have given. So, I was searching for some tech tools that will pull those 20 wallflowers in by the virtual lapels just pull them into the presentation.

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


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

Create Online Tests, Questionnaires & Quizzes Using This Brilliant Website.


Lesson assessment tests. End of unit assessments. Lesson starter quizzes (great for assessing prior knowledge). Tagged: assessment strategies , classroom assessment , edtech , education , feedback , forms , lesson reflections , online tests , quizzes , teacher assessment tools , teaching ideas , teaching tech tool. Typeform is a fantastic website and app – perfect for creating online quizzes, tests and feedback forms.

6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

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Special ed teacher Melissa Mann shares six of her favorite edtech tools for the special education classroom. Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Tuesday, October 10, 2017. We did a whole Ed Tech Tool Tuesday some time ago, so I will include that in the Shownotes.

The Road to Invisible Assessment


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.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

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We’ll also be giving away of their book Blended Vocabulary for K12 Classrooms: Harnessing the Power of Digital tools and Direct Instruction and you can enter by clicking here and following the instructions. Some apps and tools for teaching vocabulary. Written expressly for K-12 teachers, she hopes to empower teachers to provide effective vocabulary instruction along with using digital tools to support word learning.

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8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data contributed by Daniel R. Data are tools teachers can use to improve—not […]. The post 8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Assessment Experienced TeacherVenables, Founder of Center for Authentic PLCs Teachers look at data for one reason: to teach better.