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. What does accessibility mean?

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.

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. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work.

3 ways real-world feedback could disrupt traditional assessments

The Christensen Institute

Innovative assessments are getting a fair amount of attention in K-12 policy circles as a handful of states gear up for the federal innovative assessment pilots and ESSA implementation gets underway.

Google Forms for Paperless Assessment: Documenting Communication with Parents

Inquire and Inspire

When exploring teaching practice through a 21st century classroom lens, many questions about assessment practices arise. How can teachers use available technology to make assessment practices more efficient? Click here to access the editable form.

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? 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.

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.

4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment. In this post, I’ve got 4 ways to use Google Keep for feedback and assessment.

Triangulating Assessment via Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

When such tasks have been implemented, we then have the responsibility to gather meaningful information for assessment and evaluation purposes. The Triangulation of Assessment is an effective and authentic way to gather such data.

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 ( ) . Training Documents.

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.

Google Forms for Paperless Assessment: Anecdotal Comments for Learning Skills

Inquire and Inspire

When exploring teaching practice through a 21st century classroom lens, many questions about assessment practices arise. How can teachers use available technology to make assessment practices more efficient? Click here to access the editable form.

Organizing Descriptive Feedback with Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

Providing quality descriptive feedback is a significant part of day-to-day assessment practice. When report card time came around, it was difficult to generate a comment that reflected student improvement and achievement because I did not have access to all of the feedback.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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One surprising barrier to college success: Dense higher education lingo

The Hechinger Report

Cluttered with confusing terminology, it and other densely worded documents are a surprisingly significant barrier to students — especially students who don’t have college counselors to help them or parents with higher educations.

Why an LMS? Why Canvas?

Tech Helpful

While we are not a full fledged competency-based school in the way we teach, we now have a place where administrators can quickly have access to class averages on assignments and even dig deeper to see individual student results.

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Teach Students to Track How Many Words They Read Per Minute Using Voice Typing and Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

Nothing can replace this formal assessment, but it’s helpful to teach students to track their words per minute between these reading fluency assessments. Once they had read their passage twice, they logged into Google Classroom to access a blank Google Document.

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

You have to be a Certified Innovator to have access to the group, but there are Google Plus groups out there too.). Assessment. Online Assessment with Google Forms – this document gives walk throughs for Flubaroo and other tools to help you assess using Google Forms.

What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

Flipping Awesome Science

The CoolCatTeacher

So there are some students who are very active in athletics, they have a part-time job, they’re doing a ton of things at home, or maybe even internet access is limited. So it doesn’t matter if you use videos or document-based questions, or reading passages or anything.

LA’s school counselors strike back

The Hechinger Report

When neither clinician is available, medical triage and suicide risk assessments fall to academic counselors, EMTs, and even, worryingly, school police. At 7 a.m.,

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Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

The Hechinger Report

Only, rather than sending health care or social service providers to support parents and assess young children’s readiness for school, McDowell is sending teachers directly to kids’ homes — including high schoolers’ — to counsel, persuade and cajole them to graduate on time and plan for their future.

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. ** This blog was originally posted at

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

Also in 2006, ministers of education from Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development member nations agreed in Athens to develop a worldwide measure of learning called the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes.

10 signs that you may be missing opportunities with your school’s technology integration

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are some signs that you may be missing opportunities with your school’s technology integration efforts: Your LMS is primarily used as a document management system. A greater emphasis on filtering and blocking than on equitable access and usage. Content delivery and assessment v.

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The 3 Most Important Questions To Ask When Evaluating Social Emotional Learning Programs


Grounded in decades of research into positive youth development and funded by the Institute of Education Sciences , our framework is a comprehensive set of assessment tools that help schools evaluate students’ mental health, social and emotional well-being, as well as several important risk factors. This is the most important question to ask when choosing any type of assessment tool. A truly research-validated assessment takes significant time and money to develop.

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom


AI Assess. Developed by University College London’s Knowledge Lab , the software is primarily designed to assess as students learn, thus removing the high-pressure, high-stakes exam format that many academics feel is an unsuitable way to assess student knowledge.

3 Free/Freemium Tools for Rubrics

Ask a Tech Teacher

Rubrics are a well-accepted, even transformative tool for assessing student knowledge over a breadth of criteria. The pre-online versions weren’t dynamic or flexible, couldn’t be re-used, and few teachers had the time or energy to build these summative, purpose-built assessments.

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33 Digital Exit Tickets That Fit Most Subjects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Access a Quizlet (or other) flash card deck and answer five summative questions. Verify that a student’s neighbor saved a document correctly, to the student digital portfolio or class server. More on assessments: 7 Authentic Assessment Tools.

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Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content.

How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn

TeachThought - Learn better.

We were recently talking about this example among ourselves at Chalkup as we mulled over the future of feedback and assessment. Getting a rubric or similar document that outlines the way an instructor is adjudicating work is a step toward creating a transparent system for students.

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