Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. The value of Zoom meetings is that the educator can create synchronous interactive conversations and activities. My goal is to have all my students actively engaged throughout the meeting.

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.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. Meet Next Generation Science Standards.

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.

Meeting the Educational Challenges of COVID-19 Together

MIND Research Institute

The study looked at data for over five million students in grades 3 through 8 who had taken NWEA’s MAP Growth assessments in 2017-2018. In early April, von Hippel wrote a new article on Education Next titled, “ How Will the Coronavirus Affect Children’s Learning?

9 Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding

Ask a Tech Teacher

For over a decade, teachers have considered it “good enough” to meet those first levels — like rote drills to replace worksheets. It improves close reading, assesses understanding, is intuitive to roll out and use, and does much more than replace something you already have.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

A few weeks ago, EdSurge published an article that echoed many of those same sentiments, most specifically that the overreliance on “gold standard” RCT studies is the wrong approach for edtech. Effect sizes as reflected by multiple state assessments.

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Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

edWeb.net

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. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. For high-stakes testing, attend all scheduled state-mandated meetings and trainings, take notes and ask questions.

3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

Digital Promise

In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE). The design team continued this process of reflecting on each protocol for each meeting.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

edWeb.net

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.

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

I read an interesting article in EdSurge last week about how current educational technologies do little to move learners beyond rote recall of knowledge and it caught me off guard. What struck me most was the narrative in the article, which seemingly compared the role of technology to the role of pedagogy. In the article, author Jared Silver uses Bloom’s taxonomy to suggest technology can more optimally engage learners. Substitution: Oxford meet Oxford 2.0

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

EdTechTeam

GAME-BASED LEARNING FROM LEGENDS OF LEARNING NOW MEETS SCIENCE STANDARDS IN TWO MORE STATES Research-Based Games Already Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug.

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.

Assessing and Celebrating School Culture #WSRA19

Reading By Example

Below is a short article from my staff newsletter I wrote yesterday. That is a major reason for my staff newsletters which also helps with not having more than one short staff meeting a month. Assessment Celebration Leadership Literacy qualitative data Reflection Literacy Essentials Regie Routman staff newsletter wsraWe are the midway point of the school year, and I wanted to highlight our successes as a school culture by documenting evidence of our work in writing.

How Should Learning Be Assessed?

MindShift

This is the second of a two-part conversation with Yong Zhao about standards, testing and other core elements of the modern system of education, and the assumptions that may be standing in the way of meeting the real learning needs of all children. iStock.

Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series on formative assessment, and I am sure you will find these tools most valuable. Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. Back Channel for Formative Assessment.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Past Series Articles. Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. The point of emphasis for this article is item number three below. Contains formative learning and assessment opportunities.

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4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom? This article examines four steps I undertook when teaching a first year undergraduate accounting course. First, consider whether the tool you are thinking about is the right tool for what you want to assess.

Why We Need to Move Away from SMART Goals and Towards New Forms of Classroom Assessment

Edsurge

We have created common unit assessments, focusing on what we believe to be the most important standards, and we are required to meet and discuss assessment results to evaluate our teaching effectiveness. The reconfiguring and implementation of these two areas—curriculum and assessment—undoubtedly costs money and time. But instead of creating “learners”, it feels like we are putting an emphasis on the most assessable skills—not the most important.

5 Ideas to Incorporate Assessment in Project Based Learning … Grounded in the Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the third article in a series devoted to grounding PBL in the standards. As you explore the ideas in this article I do hope you can see that our content standards provide a wonderful opportunity for our students to do, a concept at the foundation of PBL.

How to streamline assessment and spend less time grading

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The topic for our first productivity roundtable is streamlining the grading and assessment process. They’ve found more effective ways to monitor and assess student learning, and they’re going to share those strategies here with you today.

Standout with these 5 Lesson Improvement Tips

Wisewire

In a list of assessment writing tips compiled by Brown University, researchers cited the importance of assessments as part of the learning process. Knowing ahead of time how you plan to assess students on a given topic can be an incredibly valuable tool in lesson planning.

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The 5 Keys to Successful Comprehensive Assessment in Action

Edutopia

Video & Transcript Five Keys to Comprehensive Assessment (Transcript). Linda: The United States is at a moment where it could really transform its assessment systems. Linda: Assessment should occur early and often and throughout the process.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

However, it can take so much time for teachers to find appropriate articles, reading levels, and content related to what is happening in the classroom. I’ve found a tool that can help with inquiry-based learning, nonfiction reading, and meeting standards: Kids Discover Online.

Scaling Flipped Learning: Part 2

Turning Learning On Its Head

In 2005, Patricia Cross wrote an article entitled: “ What Do We Know About Students’ Learning and How Do We Know it ?”She ASSESSMENT BLOG FLIPPED FOR ADMINISTRATORS FLIPPED MEETINGS

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

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

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To Grade or Not to Grade? During Coronavirus, That Is The Question.

Edsurge

As we move instruction into alternative modes, we are necessarily changing our agreements about expectations and assessments,” the college posted in its COVID-19 response guide. “In Perry , senior academic adviser at the University of Minnesota, in an opinion article published March 18 by CNN.

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

The following article was published in the most recent edition of Digital Learning Magazine in my column, “The Tech Savvy Classroom with Shawn McCusker.”. Click here for a link to the complete article published in Digital Learning Magazine. The complete text of the article is here.

Library 2.0 Webinar - Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time." He is board certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s tempting to assign a goal–say, third graders should type 15 wpm–and then assess based on student ability to meet that goal, but that’s not practical. A more purpose-built goal is to assess based on progress. Computer skills assessments

Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math

The CoolCatTeacher

So I did an article on… I call it “ Math Cursing.” This has been a pleasure plus an honor to be on your show and meet you, and to speak to all those Math-abulous educators out there, those 3D superheros going the length, width, and height for our kids.

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Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. tech ed eBooks and articles. 4 Virtual Meetings.

Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences

EdTechTeacher

The following article will be published in the next edition of Creative Teaching and Learning Magazine. Within pursuing those passions and interests, teachers structure experiences to meet learning objectives in meaningful ways.

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. tech ed eBooks and articles. 4 Virtual Meetings.

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