How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect. Listen to Starr Sackstein share how to assess with respect.

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Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

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Thomas Guskey shares insight on assessments From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Assessment expert Dr. Thomas Guskey reflects on the positives and negatives of assessments during distance learning.

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How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” Why assess it?

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

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Becky Holden in episode 398 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten. From notetaking on how knowledge is forming as students are learning to the importance of understanding a child’s learning path, Becky relates this topic to all ages as we discuss the best practices in formative assessment. Blog: bpholden.wordpress.com.

We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment

Ditch That Textbook

Gimkit is a game show for the classroom that makes assessments feel like fun! The post We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Assessment Guest Blog assessmentHow can you use Gimkit in your class? Read on for ideas. This post is written by Omoyemwen Ngei, a grade six teacher at Ellerslie campus, Edmonton Public School District. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to teaching in Canada, she was […].

Want to remake assessment? Think disruptively.

The Christensen Institute

In a similar vein, a group of school and intermediary partners called the Assessment for Learning Project is calling for educators to reimagine assessment from the classroom all the way up to state and federal levels. It’s time for assessment innovators to think disruptively.

How to minimize cheating in online assessments

Neo LMS

As the name suggests, the proctoring feature ensures that assessments are carried out safely. Through this feature, you typically limit students’ access to assessments until the day of the exam. What teachers can do to minimize cheating in online assessments.

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

Ask a Tech Teacher

Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA), often equated with Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), is any form of assessment that measures progress toward fulfillment of a stated curriculum.

6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores

Wisewire

Every teacher wants their students to succeed, and assessments are a great way to measure success. And with the new year in full swing, the time to start preparing students for their assessments is now. . Check out The New York Times blog’s list of 50 ideas for teaching with current events for more ideas. . Wisewire offers an extensive bank of tens of thousands of Common Core-aligned math and ELA assessment items , some free and some available for purchase. .

From Formal to Formative Assessment

EdTechTeacher

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord’s blog, Leading Innovations in Schools: From Someday to Monday. As such, it’s imperative that we transition from formal, summative assessments to implementing more formative assessments.

7 ways to ditch those traditional assessments

Ditch That Textbook

For a couple of years now I have been wondering if there is a better way to do summative assessments. Typically, in my district, we offer standard multiple-choice tests and possibly some writing options for our summative assessments but I didn’t feel like it was giving me a clear picture of what my students really […]. Assessment Guest Blog assessment game design pbl project-based learning

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: .

Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. This is primarily due to the testing movement, the push towards using student assessment in the form of tests as a measure of student, teacher, principal, and school accountability. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. Thomas Guskey reflects today on what makes a good assessment. He also shares the four kinds of data that are most valuable to teachers in year-end assessment. This is a must listen for any educator working with assessment.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

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A sponsored post by GradeCam From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. It will also help you with both formative and summative assessments, and it will enter your grades into any electronic grade book directly from GradeCam. This blog post is sponsored by GradeCam. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments. Setting up assessments is fast and easy.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

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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. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. Why Screencasting Is a Useful Formative Assessment Tool.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

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a Talk with Tony Vincent From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Formative assessment is the answer. Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. Technology can make formative assessment easier for you. Formative assessment gives us the ability to quiz every single student in the class. Every teacher should have one or two formative assessment tools that are part of their lesson flow.

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. That’s because, formative assessment is in my toolkit and I’m empowered to poll the whole class with a click. Formative assessment is here. Different from summative assessment, the goal of formative assessment is to know what they know as knowledge is forming in their minds. Equally important, the point of formative assessment is NOT to take another grade.

Breaking from Tradition: Assessment During Remote Learning

EdTechTeacher

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord’s blog, Leading Innovations in Schools: From Someday to Monday. Continue reading this blog post on tomdaccord.com. Blog Tom Daccord tomdaccord.com assessment distancelearning remotelearning

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

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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. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. Blog: [link].

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

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Mike Roberts on episode 250 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Now, Mike, you have five ideas for us today, to do formative assessments. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands.

4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment

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Practical Advice from Research to Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. First of all, we talk about the characteristics that make effective formative assessment. This includes some important tips for adjusting your instruction based upon formative assessment. Formative assessment and a better understanding of the role of standards will help us all improve. Formative assessment options can save you time.

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

But one thing is certain: teachers need to consider the way they assess students in these specific conditions. Assessment is often associated with quizzes, exams, and summative assessments. However, summative assessments offer a limited perspective.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. Habits, templates, and routines are much easier than reinventing the assessment wheel but a tool that results in passionate students committed to lifelong learning gets my attention. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Self-assessment. Do you have a favorite non-traditional assessment tool?

Why and How Students Can Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

Blogging is a popular tool used in education to not only practice writing, but reinforce collaboration, perspective taking, speaking/listening skills, and a lot more. Look at these reasons why teachers incorporate blogging across all academic topics and lesson plans: Collaboration. Students collaborate by commenting on the posts of others and/or co-writing a blog themed to a particular topic, taking turns posting articles. The roots of blogging lay in journaling.

20 Sites for Authentic Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a good collection for both summative and formative assessments: Class badges. Rubrics/Assessments—create–KSchrock. More assessment tools: How to Prepare Students for PARCC Tests. 7 Authentic Assessment Tools. Teacher resources Websites assessments Grading automatically w G. Docs–Flubaroo. Hollywood Sq/Jeopardy Templates. Jeopardy Labs. No Red Ink –track student learning, create quizzes, CC-based–free sign-up.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

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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. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. We created Assessment Items.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, every teacher assesses writing. That’s not just for essays or reports but slideshows, blog posts, comments in forums, and more. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. You may assess keyboarding as a separate skill, deducting from the final grade for each mistake, but don’t blend that into the writing grade. .

Podcast: Redefining Assessment in an Age of Remote Learning

EdTechTeacher

In this episode, Tom Daccord and Caitlin McLemore discuss how assessment and grading are being redefined in an age of remote learning. The post Podcast: Redefining Assessment in an Age of Remote Learning appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

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Episode 89 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. In today’s show, Alan November discusses a groundbreaking new assessment strategy to make you think: The origins of this strategy. Blog: [link].

How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic

Edsurge

Even during the pandemic’s early days, some professors decided to toss out their grade books , figuring that high-stress assessments weren’t appropriate given the uncertain circumstances, which saw students sent away from campuses, sometimes without tech tools or internet access.

Moving past summative vs. formative assessments

The Christensen Institute

I coauthored this blog with Michelle R. In addition, in having to consider a multitude of ancillary issues such as integrating adaptive learning technologies, creating e-portfolios, building repositories of content, and reimagining staffing models, many learning providers find themselves dealing with assessments as more of an afterthought. But assessments are the crux of a competency-based approach. In education, we call it “summative assessment.”.

169 Tech Tips #160–14 Assessment Strategies

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: #160–14 Assessment Strategies. Category: ASSESSMENTS. These fourteen strategies are well-suited to formative assessment: Does student use prior tech skills to complete current lesson? She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB.

The Modern Challenges of Formative Assessment

EdTechTeacher

Our instructor Shawn McCusker’s most recent article has been published on the Otus blog. In it he discusses the challenges we face and the opportunities available to us If you would like to read it in its entirety you can find it here: The Modern Challenges of Formative Assessment. A new challenge that these tools confront us with is whether we are making the most of the formative assessment data that we collect.

7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. (We We learn the tools and tips to help us with assessments. What are the most common mistakes teachers make when assessing students? How can you improve your current assessments to better meet standards? Why should formative assessments be more reflective ? Help Teaching.com has a test maker that will help you with your assessments.