Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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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.

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? Getting started with online assessments. First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

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Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

6 reasons it’s important to create your own online assessments

eSchool News

Homegrown online assessments prove invaluable to one district. Assessments are critical to our efforts to improve instruction in K-12 education. At Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD), we began the transition to online assessment more than three years ago.

3 ways to prepare students for online assessments

eSchool News

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading, or writing on online assessments.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

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Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

19 Pencils: Save your favorite online content!

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19 Pencils set out to simplify and improve access to online content in the classroom and at home. 19 Pencils 19Pencils bookmark websites online assessments save content on the web save students files online save videos online social bookmarking social media engagement

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SETDA in the News: February Round Up

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E-Rate ED EETT Equity of Access FCC In the News Interoperability Online Assessment Privacy State boards February may have buried many in the Northeastern part of the United States in snow, but here in Washington, DC, there was lots of. read more.

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

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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.

In the News: On Technology, Testing, and Equity

Doug Levin

“Students who had greater access to technology in and out of school, and had teachers that required its use for school assignments, used technology in more powerful ways and scored significantly higher on the NAEP writing achievement test. “Such clear and direct relationships are few and far between in education—and these findings raise many implications for states and districts as they shift to online assessment.” As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin.

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

Neo LMS

And they can actually do so much more: all faculty members can use them to create and deliver online lessons. What’s more, even the most dull online course can be made more engaging for students if gamification techniques are implemented during their design phase.

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Edulastic Joins Google for Education Partner Program

EdNews Daily

Edulastic, the next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, announced that they have become a Google for Education Partner.

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How the E-rate and grants can help fund your edtech plans

eSchool News

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21st century learning or are left behind.

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.

Surge in Chromebook Adoption Leads to Increasing Need to Keep Students Safe    

Gaggle Speaks

School leaders have an ironclad legal requirement to ensure student safety and privacy when using online tools for learning known as CIPA, the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Student access to Chromebooks has increased dramatically in schools nationwide over the past two years.

With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

Edsurge

The program promises 100 hours of online training and 100 hours of in-person training for 16 weeks. As part of qualifying for the program, Hill and other students pass one-hour online assessments, a video interview, in-person group interview and background and reference checks.

Skyward, Certica launch formative assessment solution

eSchool News

Partnership aims to help educators access more than 80,000 item bank resources for assessment. The items in the FAIB can be used by teachers and district staff to help students practice for the next generation assessments. Assessments News

Learning management systems 101

Neo LMS

Most learning management systems today require users to log in (teachers, administrators and students) to gain access to full LMS features, such as lessons and assessments. There would be no consistent way to deliver class content and assessments. A typical LMS is accessible on a web browser, and usually has online classes, managed and taught by a teacher, and students can enroll in the classes.

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How to create beautiful online courses: layout

Neo LMS

After clarifying a few things regarding colors (how to choose a great color theme and how to get the right color codes) and fonts (how to identify and marry them), it’s time for the third and last part of this series on how to create beautiful online courses.

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Learning.com Unveils New Integration with Google Classroom

techlearning

This new functionality allows educators to easily access digital literacy lessons, activities, application exercises, and quizzes through an online catalog, then deliver the content directly to students through Google Classroom. PORTLAND, Ore.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources. It’s about mobilizing the learning experience, from being merely seated in a classroom discussing matters with your teacher or stuck with a laptop at home answering online assessments, to taking an assessment while in a cab.

Code-a-Thon challenges K-8 students to improve coding skills

eSchool News

To participate in the Code-a-Thon, schools simply register to receive free access to EasyTech and EasyCode Basic. The Code-a-Thon was highlighted as an innovative initiative that helps make computer science accessible to all students at the CSforALL Summit hosted by the White House on Sept.

Learning.com Offers Complimentary Tech Readiness Quiz to Help Educators Assess Students’ Digital Literacy Proficiency

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This interactive assessment will provide educators with actionable data on how well their students grasp critical digital literacy concepts as outlined in the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. Educators who register by August 15can access the quiz until September 30, 2018.

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit. Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc.

How to Overcome the Challenges of Distance Learning

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Although students of this century are born digital natives and many skilled instructors are fairly trained in online platforms, the difficulty of the “distance” can still propose multiple challenges. . Education in the physical classroom versus in the online classroom has disparities in outcome. Teachers may experience a hard time expressing instructional content to their pupils, especially long and complex assignments or assessment s.

Zap life into your feedback with technology

eSchool News

Technology presents a unique opportunity to allows students access to your feedback in effective, efficient ways, following several steps. If you’re like any other teacher or administrator I know, you are busy.

Learning.com Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program

techlearning

Through Learning.com’s integration with Google for Education, G-Suite for Education users can now assign and access EasyTech lessons, activities, application exercises and quizzes directly through Google Classroom.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

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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. The post Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time appeared first on edWeb.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind.

Blended learning’s unfulfilled promise: Saving teachers time

The Christensen Institute

Additionally, some schools and teachers that adopt blended learning decide to build their own online-learning content, which adds an additional time demand to teachers’ plates. In hybrid blended-learning models—such as the Station Rotation and Lab Rotation—educators continue to use teacher-led, seat-time-based direct instruction as the primary instructional modality while creating time for students to gain additional practice and reinforcement through online learning.

Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

eSchool News

All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. All 173 districts in Kentucky will have access to high-speed, fiber-based connectivity of more than 480 Megabits per second thanks to a partnership between the state department of education and AT&T.

Edulastic joins Google for Education Partner Program

eSchool News

Edulastic , a next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, has become a Google for Education Partner. Now educators can use the technology-enhanced assessments and real-time data of Edulastic seamlessly with their Google Apps for Education. “We

Blended learning can enable teachers to focus on cognitive skills

The Christensen Institute

I enjoyed doing them, but I think my students benefit more if I take my PowerPoint slides or a recording of myself giving that lecture and put them online for students to access individually. When students can access lecture content online, they’re not struggling to keep up or working ahead because I’m going too slow. For example, a student may try several times to learn a specific area of the content using the online resources and still not understand that content.