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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.

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

TeacherCast

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.

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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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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.

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

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.

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.

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.

2 reports help leaders leverage ESSA

eSchool News

Two new reports offer school leaders research-based evidence to help them leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to improve learning outcomes for students. School leaders, policymakers can use ESSA to focus on boosting learning, achievement for students.

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

Photo: Lillian Mongeau/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. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report.

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One surprising barrier to college success: Dense higher education lingo

The Hechinger Report

Terrell Clark for 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.

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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What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

How many times have you experienced teachers who based report card grades on how well students complete classwork, homework, and quizzes? Here’s a good four-minute video overview of SBG: SBG reminds teachers that the goal isn’t to write the book report but communicate ideas.

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

The Hechinger Report

Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. The success of home visits has been well documented for infants and has been studied at the elementary and middle school level , but it’s an open question whether these visits make a difference for older students, according to some experts.

LA’s school counselors strike back

The Hechinger Report

Tammy Kim/Hechinger Report. When neither clinician is available, medical triage and suicide risk assessments fall to academic counselors, EMTs, and even, worryingly, school police. Tammy Kim/Hechinger Report. Tammy Kim/Hechinger Report. Tammy Kim/Hechinger Report.

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

The Hechinger Report

Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, called in 2006 for learning to be measured and reported publicly. It’s not that we don’t know what our students are learning as much as it is that we’re having to talk about it, document it, represent it in a broader way for a larger audience.”.

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom

Neo LMS

According to a 2018 research report , AI-based technologies are primed to grow within the edtech market by just under 47%. AI Assess.

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

see this 2002 Education Week report ). Studies now find that performance assessments “can more authentically evaluate candidates’ readiness for teaching” while lowering the “barriers to entry,” particularly for teachers of color who are in high demand.

Otus

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

Three Things Teachers Need to Spot—and Stop—Plagiarism

Edsurge

Ask any educator who teaches five classes of 30 students each per day; there’s a lot of homework to assess. Plagiarism-detection software can address the most pressing needs of classroom educators faced with assessing students’ written work. This allows teachers to spend more time assessing the most meaningful aspects of student writing—such as style, tone and voice—instead of determining whether the content is original or plagiarized.

Eligible for job and college aid, half of Tennesseans with disabilities get nothing

The Hechinger Report

State officials at the highest levels have been aware of these problems for years and have repeatedly failed to fix them, according to internal documents. Tennessee’s VR office has long struggled to serve its clients effectively, federal documents show.

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

Gaps also exist between high-performing and low-performing public schools based on differences in access to funding and resources, community engagement and commitment, and the ability and willingness of district and school leaders to embrace innovation and try new strategies. Accessibility.

These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don’t help them go to college

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. The document simply says, “No grade.”.

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

The Electric Educator

Book report generator - Writing reflectively is a key component of the common core standards. A book report is a tremendous way to help students practice reflective, informational writing, and to also encourage them to identify elements of literature such as genre, plot, and setting.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students.

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

Edsurge

In 2013, he documented the experience in a case study in the Atlantic Marketing Journal, titled “ Operating a Very Large-Section, Hybrid Principles of Marketing Class at a Public University: Lessons Learned over Ten Years.” Here, the player is given money, a weather report and lemonade supplies. At the end of the day, students assess how they did and adjust accordingly. This allows for easy navigation and access by students.

Math Feedback That Students Can Easily Use With The docAppender Add-on

Inquire and Inspire

I had to sift through multiple documents filled with comments to generate report card comments. 1 month ago: Using the Doctopus Add-on , I push a blank document titled “Ongoing Math Feedback” to each student.

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

see this 2002 Education Week report ). Studies now find that performance assessments “can more authentically evaluate candidates’ readiness for teaching” while lowering the “barriers to entry,” particularly for teachers of color who are in high demand.

Otus

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.

Otus

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.

Partnerships that Work: Tapping Research to Address Learner Variability in Young Readers

Digital Promise

In our latest report , we chronicle LPS’s partnership with ReadWorks , a nonprofit that leverages learning sciences research in support of its mission to help address gaps in students’ reading achievement.

How to Become the Netflix of Textbooks—and Make a Digital-First Transformation

Edsurge

This new approach is fueled by trends that have impacted academic publishing over the past decade, including: The Rental Market: Companies like Wiley report textbook rental as the major cause for their recent 27% revenue decline in their Q3 (compared to 2016). Content, assessment, and multimedia must all be carefully composed and have a specific learning design purpose. Disruptive forces in academic publishing have turned traditional models on their heads.

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Carolina Biological Releases Version 3.0 of Carolina Science Online

techlearning

What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] Teachers and students who adopt the program can now access variety of digital media: Phenomena videos, interactive simulations, interactive eBooks, and formative and summative assessments (scored electronically).

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Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap

EdNews Daily

The most recent release of the Nation’s Report Card had everyone from the U.S. Disparities in per-pupil spending, teacher experience, and technology and other resources are well-documented and top of mind. By Betsy Hill.

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

Blended learning combines technology and face-to-face interaction to improve student engagement, streamline assessments and open the lines of communication between teachers and students. . In Microsoft Teams, for example, students and teachers have access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online libraries and collections of free didactic documents were a reality as early as 1997 , through the Cisco Networking Academy. Implementing a cloud storage platform at a school is a great way to gather all this knowledge into one unified place that can be accessed by students.

Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Trained classroom observers, however, reported low levels of teacher-to-student feedback. Assessment. To be effective, it needs to be accessible to the audience, be it an entire class or one student. Feedback vs. Assessment. Summative assessment almost always does not.

3 Reasons to Consider a Co-teaching Model

Catlin Tucker

Ask any teacher what his/her biggest “pain point” is related to teaching and the majority will report “the take home” or “the grading.” We approach feedback and assessment as a team.

T&L Reviews Wowzers

techlearning

With the purchase of a Wowzers subscription, teachers and administrators have unlimited access to on-demand PD, including an informational overview document and video tutorials. Teachers have their own dashboards and can request a variety of reports or make changes in student paths.