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?

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Establish rules for Twitter use. Formative assessment.

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.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 37 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. Twitter handle: @ClassTechTips.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Sean Nank on episode 228 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments.

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.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . Twitter.

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The Problem With Expecting Student Access


This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers.

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment. In my book Digital Learning Strategies , I describe four considerations for Replacement Thinking around assessments. The assessment shouldn’t tell you more about their use of a tool than it does about the student’s work using the tool.

3 Obvious Ways Twitter Promotes Literacy

The Principal of Change

One of the conversations was going back to the idea of Twitter and does it actually promote literacy. Thinking about, jumping onto Twitter years ago has led to many amazing opportunities for me, but I also think that it has led to tremendous growth in my own learning over time.

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. Many of us regularly communicate with multiple Twitter and Facebook friends and acquaintances instantaneously even though they may be in another country.

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. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter ( @ mjgormans ). Not only can the formative assessment process be engaging, it can also be owned by students.

5 Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers

The Electric Educator

This type of assessment is called formative assessment. Formative assessment is non-graded activities that are used to inform and plan future instruction. Formative assessment can take the form of a quiz, an exit ticket, a simple project or task, or a thumbs up/down response. There are several wonderful tools that can help teachers incorporate regular, spontaneous, and engaging formative assessment without disrupting the flow of the class period. assessment

Part 1: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have often reflected on the idea of formative assessment. Second, it may be better stated as formative learning since I view assessment as a part of the overall learning experience. Part 1: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities.

Summer 2017 Learning Series-Embracing Formative Assessment

The Web20Classroom

These posts will take us through Twitter chats and how you can participate in real time or whenever you want. From there we will look at Formative Assessment and how easy it is to do today. Mainly, embracing formative assessment. formative assessment Summer Learning Series

PD for Writing Teachers: STEM Workshops, Rockstar Camps, Twitter and More!


Formative assessment tools like Padlet , Socrative , Quizizz , and Kahoot! Twitter Practically 24/7, people to follow and chats to participate in, free. Twitter is more than political rants or celebrity sightings. At the oddest hours, I’ve found links to previously unfamiliar resources such as Edutopia , and access to English instruction gods and goddesses such as Jim Burke and Carol Jago. Pick your experts—they probably have a Twitter presence or at least a website.

How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning? #DLNchat


On Tuesday, April 24 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning? I often think of standard assessments as ‘show me what you know’ and alternative assessments as ‘demonstrate what you can do with that knowledge.’” As many #DLNchat -ters pointed out, they are efficient and thus attractive assessment tools for instructors of large courses. Do exams still serve a purpose?

Twitter Is Funding Research Into Online Civility. Here’s How One Project Will Work.


Twitter has pledged to increase the “health” and “civility” of discourse on its platform, and it recently teamed up with college researchers to address the challenge. Healthy is not a word often used to describe conversations on Twitter and other social-media platforms these days. If you want to improve something, you must be able to measure it,” said Twitter officials in a blog post about the effort, paraphrasing the famous quote by business guru Peter Drucker.

Alabama Department of Education Gives Students Free Summer Access to Fuel Education Solutions


From May through July, students across the state have free access to two FuelEd online learning tools, Stride™, an award-winning digital learning solution that rewards student progress with games, and Big Universe®, an online reading literacy platform featuring thousands of eBooks.

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. 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. Follow him on Twitter @newteacherhelp.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They each can have access to the whole collection or just the specific apps that you want them to have.

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North Carolina School District Expands Access to Books with Online Literacy Platform from Fuel Education


To give students access to a vast library of books they can access anywhere and at any time, WCPSS turned to the online literacy platform Big Universe® from Fuel Education ®(FuelEd®) for its elementary schools. The mobile platform includes integrated tools such as embedded assessments, a student recommendation engine, analytics to demonstrate reading growth, and engaging reading practice opportunities. To learn more, visit and Twitter.

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Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments


I wish my teachers had access to the digital tools and resources available in our classrooms today. Creative Formative Assessments Can Help: Save time assessing students. Let’s help students celebrate learning with formative assessments that are fun, flexible and informative.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Edpuzzle From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. If you use my link to sign up for Edpuzzle , you’ll gain access to a curated library of 50,000 free videos to use with your school. Assess the video.

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura Dennis on episode 317 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Laura: Hyperdocs are basically links that we provide for children to access different websites and articles that we want them to read.

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Lisa Scumpieru on episode 187 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc.

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iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Tony Vincent on episode 247 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You can turn that on in the Settings,in the Accessibility Settings. Twitter: @tonyvincent.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn more about formative assessment. If you prefer reading, see Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools (a post I wrote on Edutopia).

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Cooper on episode 292 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Twitter: @amycooper100.

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

The easy tool educators are using every day From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tip: Many of the best conversations on this topic happen on Google Plus or Twitter with the #gafe hashtag. Assessment. Assessment Education How to Guides.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Doug Green on episode 284 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I am active on Twitter, and when I find an interesting link or tweet, I post it in my Dr. Doug Mines the Net section. Twitter: @DrDougGreen.

Flipping Awesome Science

The CoolCatTeacher

Marc Seigel on episode 273 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Follow Marc on Twitter. Find Marc on the internet at ( ) and on Twitter/Instagram (@DaretoChem). Twitter: @DaretoChem.

5 ways to prevent cheating on your Google Form Quiz

The Electric Educator

I believe that formative and summative assessments have an appropriate role in the classroom and that it is our duty as educators to take reasonable action to maintain the integrity of these assessments. There is no way to be 100% certain that students can't cheat on an assessment.

6 Keys to a Successful 1:1 Implementation

Tom Murray

A one-to-one device to student ratio is an excellent goal as all students deserve high quality access and need to develop technology skills to remain competitive in today’s global economy. How will the devices fit your desired assessment methods? Equity in Access and Opportunity.

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“It is crucial that all children have access to high-quality pre-school and kindergarten programs—the earlier the better.” – Devon Caldwell, Canada

Daily Edventures

You can follow her on Twitter and explore her blog at Kindergarten Diva. I feel that we are taking a balanced approach to standardized assessment and starting to make early childhood a greater priority. There is a great deal of disparity between schools and school districts in terms of access to technology and high speed internet. It is crucial that all children have access to high quality pre-school and kindergarten programs—the earlier the better.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. They learn these topics and then demonstrate competency via varied forms of assessment. .

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ” More people access the Internet with mobile phones than with computers. Assessment Blogging Education Free Resources How to Guides.

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Three Things Teachers Need to Spot—and Stop—Plagiarism


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. Twitter.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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For 2013, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined. Access. Among the most powerful principles of mobile learning is asynchronous access. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. by Terry Heick.

Digital Citizenship & Data Collection

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

This topic came up in last night''s #engchat on Twitter about college admissions essays. The Process: Students would go to and enter in their Twitter handle.