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.

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.

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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. Second, does this online assessment align with the rest of the course curriculum.

Edueto - Create Original Online Activities - great for formative assessment

Educational Technology Guy

Edueto is a free service that allows teachers to create their own online activities for students. It's easy to use and can be a great way to do formative assessment with your students using different formats. Check out his blog here: [link] Related: Assessment Resources Online Assessment Resources Online Assignments Resources -. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

Examtime online learning tools are now GoConqr

Educational Technology Guy

>> I wrote about Examtime and their free, online learning tools back in February. Students can create, discover and share mind maps, quizzes, notes, flashcards and more online with others. examtime free resources for students online assessment

ExamTime - free online learning tools

Educational Technology Guy

Students can create, discover and share mind maps, quizzes, notes, flashcards and more online with others. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. examtime free resources for students online assessment ExamTime is a free set of learning tools that allow students to generate their own learning resources.

Will eliminating the “F” eliminate bad school design?

The Christensen Institute

This week’s Washington Post article, “Is it becoming too hard to fail?” , chronicled a host of K–12 school systems that are moving away from the age-old tradition of failing students whose work doesn’t cut it, in hopes of keeping students motivated and on the road toward graduation.

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

Educational Technology Guy

Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit.

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.

52 Ways to Go Back To School, From Educators Across the United States

Edsurge

Not quite sure how you're going to run formative assessment in your classroom, or lead professional development workshops? Hover above the interactive map to see articles that came from individual states. From teachers, edtech coordinators, librarians, superintendents and others, articles are organized around four topic categories. Making Data Work : Data, privacy, assessments--you’ve heard all about it. Curious as to what trends EdSurge noticed in the articles?

4 Digital Tools to Help Students Increase Appreciation and Self-Worth in Any Classroom

MindShift

” Whether they’re harvesting honey , building a circuit , or creating their own film , kids complete challenges in various skill areas by posting their creations online and getting helpful feedback.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s no longer an option to hide students from the online world, what is considered by many parents a dangerous place their children should avoid. Introduce this wide variety of options early in the school year and make them available for as many assessments as possible.

Personalized Learning: A New Take on an Old Concept

Leadership Lounge

• Employing competency-based online assessments that determine students’ achievement and readiness for advancement, based on their personal growth and mastery of particular standards. Personalized learning has become a thing in K-12 education.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation.

Preparing Students with Technology Skills

edWeb.net

Online Safety and Digital Citizenship. Building a student mindset around the essential digital literacy skills, online safety, and digital citizenship starts as soon as students have access to computing devices. This article as modified and published by EdScoop.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience. Significant progress has been made in the transition to digital assessments , with 80 percent ready or almost ready to conduct Common Core or statewide high-stakes online assessments. Article. CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:56.

30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

Also, there is an educational portal that allows teachers to track/monitor students, generate detailed reports, and assess student's learning to make it easy to differentiate instruction. Also, educators can assign lessons, assess students, and differentiate instruction.

In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

Teq Online PD offers educators unlimited access to over 200 live and archived professional development sessions focused on the effective integration of technology into instruction. Edmentum’s new solution pairs adaptive diagnostic assessments with individualized learning paths.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

techlearning

Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

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.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Online Grade Portals.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via EdScoop : “‘Deliberate cyberattack ’ delays online assessments in five states.”

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