Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

Documenting Learning. Silvia Tolisano sees documenting learning as: a process of intentional documenting serves a metacognitive purpose. being open for feedback ( Documenting FOR Learning ). Blogging as a Form of Documenting Learning and Reflection. I find blogging to be a one of the most powerful ways to documenting learning and engage in reflective practice. The learners in my gifted education classes have access to Chromebooks.

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How Our Micro-credential Audit Supports Equitable and Accessible Professional Development

Digital Promise

To support educators in accessing quality and relevant professional learning tools at the beginning of the pandemic, we curated a list of micro-credentials that could be earned with a remote or hybrid classroom. We believe that high quality must also mean accessible and equitable.


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How to minimize cheating in online assessments


As the name suggests, the proctoring feature ensures that assessments are carried out safely. Through this feature, you typically limit students’ access to assessments until the day of the exam. Policy documents. Compare against other documents with Similarity Reports.

Formative Assessment: Collecting Data & Designing Differentiated Learning Experiences in Class or Online

Catlin Tucker

The more physical distance between the teacher and the learner, the more challenging it is to collect formative assessment data consistently. How can we effectively weave formative assessment into the design and facilitation of learning regardless of the teaching and learning landscape? #1

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. Teachers who are putting content online can make content more accessible if we learn these tips. What does accessibility mean?

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. Why Screencasting Is a Useful Formative Assessment Tool.

CSDE Announces New Partnership to Launch Statewide K-12 Social-Emotional Learning Assessment System

eSchool News

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) announced it is entering into a partnership with Aperture Education to provide a statewide SEL assessment for K-12 schools. Newsline assessment Assessments cost data Department of Education districts Education instruction IT K-12

Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. It seems educators and industry are all talking about the importance of student collaboration, but how are we facilitating and assessing this skill. Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Provides an avenue for teacher to listen and assess learning. Provides access to a vital success skills, important in future careers. Self assessment can be powerful).

Texthelp Launches WriQ to Automate and Standardize Writing Assessment

eSchool News

Texthelp ®, a leading education technology company focused on helping learners of all ages and abilities improve their reading, writing, and math skills, today announced the launch of WriQ ®, a cloud-based writing assessment and achievement tool.

Learn Why EduSight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement | @EduSight


Jeff sits down with Vikram to discuss why EduSight is simply the best standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student achievement. Edusight is a standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student learning with grades, notes, photos, and audio/video comments. Use Edusight on the web to manage assessment, grading, and standards seamlessly (includes Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and state standards). student / parent web access.

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Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft. Documenting Progress and Integrating the Process.

How to Make Standards Mastery Accessible to All


Before many states adopted extended (accessible) educational standards for students with unique needs, we began developing differentiated materials to provide students with the ability to learn skills, demonstrate knowledge and raise the bar for educational expectations.

New McGraw Hill Assessment Solution Helps Teachers Support Students Who Have Fallen Behind Following COVID-19 Disruptions

eSchool News

As teachers prepare for classes to resume this fall, McGraw Hill today announced the launch of McGraw Hill Rise , a new reading and math supplement with embedded assessment and personalization to help educators identify and address individual learning gaps for each student.

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


Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These assessments might be used to engage learners in discussion before an inquiry. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

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.

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment


But digitally documenting a student’s inquiries through substitution tools makes learning visible and provides formative feedback. For example, when my students create a digital concept map in coggle about a unit on biodiversity, they substitute a paper and pencil version of a concept map with a living document that can be shared and revised from home or school. Socrative , Kahoot and TopHat , are great tools for augmenting assessment, especially in flipped classrooms.

5.3 Million Star Assessments Show the True Impact of the COVID Slide

eSchool News

Designed to end the speculation and provide guidance for educators as they address learning gaps, the report is based on the results of more than five million student assessments.

Stop working off a deficit model with 3 assessment ideas that support student individuality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Sitting at my computer screen after being directed to explore the results of the latest adaptive assessment, “smart tests”, required by the district, I hear their little joke in my head and think, “No, it sure isn’t.”. We need assessments that can facilitate that growth. .

Stop working off a deficit model with 3 assessment ideas that support student individuality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Sitting at my computer screen after being directed to explore the results of the latest adaptive assessment, “smart tests”, required by the district, I hear their little joke in my head and think, “No, it sure isn’t.”. We need assessments that can facilitate that growth. .

Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know there are some amazing formative assessment tools on the web. Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing - Michael Gorman ( ) . Not only can the formative assessment process be engaging, it can also be owned by students. Kahoot – This is an amazing formative assessment tool that allows an educator to: Make quizzes. Training Documents.

Padlet Post #1:  A Dynamic Formative Assessment Dropbox

Cycles of Learning

Keeping this in mind, Padlet has proved to be an invaluable resource in my formative assessment toolbox. Moreover, by sharing a Padlet board during a live class Zoom, all student work is easily visible in a clean, accessible way, and students can speak about their work without having to share their individual screen, while I, and other students comment and provide feedback live on the Padlet board.

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. This Google Docs add-on helps teachers not only assess writing, including grammar, punctuation, spelling and more but also helps teachers track progress over time. Learn all you need to know about the trainer assessment and application!

Stop working off a deficit model with 3 assessment ideas that support student individuality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Title for Kaylsta: 3 assessment tools that support student individuality and assets (not deficits). Original title: assessment-tools-that-support-student-individuality. We need assessments that can facilitate that growth. Assessments don’t have to be tests.

Stop working off a deficit model with 3 assessment ideas that support student individuality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Sitting at my computer screen after being directed to explore the results of the latest adaptive assessment, “smart tests”, required by the district, I hear their little joke in my head and think, “No, it sure isn’t.”. We need assessments that can facilitate that growth.

Silent Reading vs. Independent Reading: What’s the Difference? (plus digital tools to assess IR)

Reading By Example

Access to texts. Teacher monitoring, assessing, and support during IR. Assessing Independent Reading. The challenge then is: how do I assess independent reading? Next is a list of tools that I have observed teachers using for assessing independent reading. This is an iPad application that allows the user to draw, type, and add images to a single document. It is probably the tool I would use to document classroom formative assessment.

6 Digital tools that help teachers create effective rubrics


A solution comes from rubrics, which are benchmarks used in grading to help assess students’ learning. Teachers can access templates that work across the curriculum, various subjects, and learning activities. Teachers assessments digital tools rubrics

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46 edtech innovations at ISTELive 22

eSchool News

Aperture was on hand to demonstrate its scalable SEL solution for K-12 that grows with students and staff, from teacher-based ratings and strategies at the elementary level, to student- and teacher-facing assessment and strategy software for high school students and staff.

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How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

In this case, if students are at home and perhaps not coming to Zoom or not accessing answer keys, this is a simple way to have students complete their work with a word bank and provide immediate feedback to students on the accuracy of their work.

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Edsby Introduces ‘Perspective Analyze’ to Help Teachers Make Evidence-Based Instructional Decisions

eSchool News

ANDOVER, MASS (June 2, 2022) – Edsby ® , the award-winning social learning environment designed for K–12 education, today introduced Perspective Analyze , helping teachers make informed decisions based on multi-dimensional assessment data.

Accessing Knowledge and Expertise

Connecting 2 the World

This is a continuation of my dissertation: The last two themes dealt with how the group and members accessed, created, and used knowledge and expertise. In the one theme, knowledge and expertise of perceived value often was used as currency within the power structure, with study participants sharing, accessing resources, or withholding their knowledge and expertise based on their analysis of situational factors within the environment.

PROOF POINTS: New evidence of high school grade inflation

The Hechinger Report

Today, A students make up a majority of ACT test takers, some of whom are not college bound and take the test as a required high school assessment. Just as ACT scores declined, so did 12th grade math scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a national achievement test.

Use These Two Tools in the Classroom for Communication, Assessment, and More

Meanwhile, Edulastic provides an easy way to create formative assessments and analyze data. Organize files efficiently—any documents, pictures, or videos sent through the app will automatically save into a folder. Start a group with just you in it to type messages and create assignments to send out later, or access those assignments in later years. Edulastic allows teachers to give formative assessments and disaggregate the data.

Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

Catlin Tucker

In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons to collect formative assessment data. The post-lesson reflection is an opportunity for students to pause and assess what they think they have learned in a lesson or series of lessons.

Will this semester forever alter college? No, but some virtual tools will stick around

The Hechinger Report

Lafayette College showed faculty how to make document cameras at home using cardboard and rubber bands. Coursera is providing 550 colleges and universities with free access to its online courses.

Jefferson County Public Schools Raises Math and Reading NWEA MAP Growth Scores with FEV Tutor

eSchool News

The service can also be accessed on weekends. The FEV Tutor online tutoring platform allows JCPS students to communicate with a live tutor via the chat function as well as share their screen or upload videos or documents. WOBURN, Mass.

Credential chaos: Growing “maze” of education credentials is confusing consumers and employers

The Hechinger Report

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers this year produced a 264-page guide to bogus institutions and documents to help its members wage what it called “the complex battle against this kind of fraud.”.

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OPINION: Why we need a socially responsible approach to ‘social reading’

The Hechinger Report

Digital texts are increasingly accessible across devices. An over-reliance on technology assessing participation can make students feel like homework compliance is valued more highly than comprehension and the substance of their responses.

With competition up, enrollment down, colleges are spending billions on marketing and advertising

The Hechinger Report

Among the biggest players are online giants including the nonprofit Southern New Hampshire University, which tax documents show spent $144 million on advertising and promotion in 2019. Straub, executive search and assessment consultant at Russell Reynolds, recalled of those days.

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The New National Education Technology Plan: What’s in it for Me?

Tom Murray

First released in 1996 and updated every five years since, the NETP is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The plan, which can be accessed in multiple formats, includes the following components: (1) Introduction , (2) Learning , (3) Teaching , (4) Leadership , (5) Assessment , and (6) Infrastructure. ** This blog was originally posted at

Alaska Native students pursue STEM, with great success

The Hechinger Report

Children with his ethnic background are much more likely than their white peers to grow up in poverty , fail standardized assessments of math proficiency and skip college. The phenomenon of students performing less well on any number of tasks when reminded of negative stereotypes associated with their identity is so well documented by social scientists that it has a name: stereotype threat.