How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Why assess it? What to look for in assessment tools.

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

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Choosing Edtech: Three Learnings from Five Districts

Digital Promise

How might districts find edtech to support learning? Districts will have access to the nearly $190 billion which the U.S. The post Choosing Edtech: Three Learnings from Five Districts appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

Different students need the ability to access their learning differently, and we should help facilitate that as teachers. But districts also need to make sure that the “packaged curriculum” intended to personalize instruction is accessible and effective for all students and allows teachers the degree of flexibility that Cox described. Increasingly, policymakers are suggesting or outright requiring that EdTech products support UDL requirements.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

In this second (and last) post in our mini-series on EdTech that revolutionizes access for differently abled communities ( last time we explored tech that enabled visually disabled students) we’ll explore eye-gaze technology — the rapidly advancing assistive technology that is offering physically disabled students enormous freedom in terms of accessing education, communication, information and entertainment. EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students.

3 Ways edtech can help education get back on track

Neo LMS

Despite claims that technology is negatively affecting learning schedules, edtech is a valuable tool for students. That’s because edtech solutions, advanced research, practical assessments, and improved communication give them maximum control over their learning.

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Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

That means we shouldn’t just use edtech to replace worksheets, run “drill and kill” exercises, or crunch assessment performance numbers. Students can access learning materials outside of school. One of the most straightforward ways that technology contributes to equity in schools is ensuring that every student has access to learning materials, even outside of the classroom. Ensuring internet access outside of school.

Top edtech tools for digital differentiation

Neo LMS

However, there are many tools that are out there that can be helpful, especially if the teacher and students have access to technology. Pre-tests are quick ways to assess ability levels. Read more: 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student.

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Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

Edsurge

For the assessment mavens at Educational Testing Service ( ETS ), these evolving capabilities present both a challenge and an opportunity, says the organization’s Markku “Mark” Häkkinen. Häkkinen leads the Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology Research Group at ETS, the 60-plus-year-old nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization that administers K-12 state exams along with the well-known GRE and TOEFL, among other tests.

8 Ways in which edtech supports Vocational Education

Neo LMS

That being said, given the practical aspect of these schools, there are bigger questions to ask about the role of edtech in vocational education. What can edtech do for students who wish to work more physically demanding jobs? . 8 Ways in which edtech supports Vocational Education.

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4 Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – SULS0111

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – SULS0111 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Jen shares ideas that will help teachers go BEYOND traditional assessments like reports, essays, presentations, and cookie-cutter assignments. Beyond Traditional Assessment.

Assessments in higher education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment, is a series of measurements that uses various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. Outcome Based Education is the foundation of assessments.

Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

Digital Promise

Following nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, I have received a slew of emails from edtech companies containing statements of solidarity and inclusion, explaining that the company supports diversity and does not tolerate racism.

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Three Ideas to Find Edtech that Will Transform the Future of Learning

Digital Promise

Education Stabilization funding can be used to purchase edtech that supports leaders’ vision for their learners and educators. Look for intentionally designed edtech tools that are likely to support meaningful learning.

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What does an edtech coordinator do?

Neo LMS

One of those jobs is education technology (edtech) coordinator, a title that might not be the same in all schools and countries, but comes with similar tasks and responsibilities. What does an edtech coordinator do? Read more: 6 Building blocks for a successful edtech strategy.

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Savvas Learning Company and WestEd Provide Cutting-Edge Math Screener and Diagnostic Assessments

eSchool News

Savvas, a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, will be launching its new Savvas Math Screener and Diagnostic Assessments for use with its enVision® Mathematics , the nation’s most popular math program. These are assessment tools that educators will come to love and trust.”.

Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Classroom Management Pedagogically sound lessons Monitoring Accountability for learning Feedback Assessment Classroom Management It is tough to argue the fact that many learners will quickly go off and remain off task if a classroom is not managed effectively.

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How an edtech innovation is giving performance assessments new life

eSchool News

Across the country, educators and policy makers are searching for ways to develop and implement innovative assessment programs to address accountability requirements and to reform instruction. As both local and state educators consider new assessment models, they find themselves coming up against many issues of time. Many recent efforts have not adhered to a fundamental principle that must be followed if performance assessment is to have a chance of surviving this time around.

How an LMS can support a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

Edtech can reduce a school’s administrative burden through various systems and automated processes, and also improve the student learning experience through engaging learning materials, targeted support during the learning process, assessment of mastery and progress tracking.

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Using single sign-on to streamline edtech access

eSchool News

Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students, including computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

It can bridge language-learning gaps and increase access with automation so fine that it can literally speak to a student and correct pronunciation and context, while removing any sense of embarrassment because it can be done privately anywhere. EdTech that pretests for Lexile level then offers a range of books and monitors page progress has the ability to pinpoint possibly misunderstood material using such algorithms. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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A definitive blog about assessments in online education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment is a series of measurements that use various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. Each question in an assessment should ask: .

The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?” Somewhat ironically, however, the multi-billion dollar EdTech market is primarily focused on digitizing the delivery of content and offering more efficient solutions to tracking and organizing student information.

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What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

Neo LMS

What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset? It’s no longer what happens in the learning environment, but what happens when edtech comes into the mix and how we can enrich that environment. Using formative assessments more frequently. I remember it as if it was yesterday.

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Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

Despite the challenges educators face when trying to purchase edtech tools, new procurement tools have emerged that support evidence-based decision making when choosing and buying edtech products. In support of this process, Digital Promise created the Edtech Pilot Framework , which provides a multitude of free tools to help you in your edtech purchasing journey. Start with a Needs Assessment to Prioritize Students when Purchasing Edtech.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game. In 2012, Chromebooks accounted for only 1% of the devices sold to US classrooms; now, they make up more than half of the edtech market.

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3 Ways in which edtech enables hybrid learning

Neo LMS

Using all sorts of edtech (educational technologies), teachers can create engaging and interactive online learning experiences for students of all ages and across grade levels, provide personalized support, keep track of and assess each student’s progress, and so much more! 3 Ways in which edtech enables hybrid learning. First, there are so many edtech tools out there that no teacher can test them all and see which ones are the best for their classroom. Offline access.

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How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Part two will discuss how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. 8 tips for educators to build strong relationships with developers during the edtech purchasing process.

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Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

The website allows you to assess students’ learning in a fun and engaging way, and it is very simple to use. The even cooler feature is that Brainrush automatically differentiates the assessment based on the answers the student gives. The quiz will automatically assess the student on those missed questions until they achieve a higher accuracy rate. Quia also provides access to over 300 million shared activities from other teachers.

What you should know before moving ahead with online assessment

eSchool News

Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? During their presentation, “ Online Assessment: An Evolving Landscape and New Opportunities ,” they discussed the lessons they learned when they made the transition and what they would change if they could. Getting started with online assessments. First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

We asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2021. To provide a safe and effective learning environment, educators will reimagine schools to improve accessibility and inclusivity.

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Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. Have an instructional framework centered around curriculum design before talking about assessment.

Duolingo IPO Shows Investors Think Edtech Is Still Growing.

Edsurge

And it turns out that online language learning is the fastest-growing market segment within the edtech industry. With millions of English language learners in the world, its assessment is now commonly used for university admissions, work visas and job applications.