GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments.

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.

Fun Assessment for Silent Sustained Reading

Catlin Tucker

I prioritize this time because I know students won’t love every book we read as part of our curriculum. They can read whatever they want…graphic novels, biographies, popular young adult books or science fiction. Why couldn’t our SSR assessment be more like that?

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA). Step 4 : The DPA report is shared and discussed with the school leadership team.

Mindful Literacy Assessment

Reading By Example

A teacher came up to me in the hallway, holding printed reports. ” She was referring to our screener results, the computerized assessments we have our students take in fall, winter, and spring. Unfortunately, educators too often end up in service to the assessment.

4 Ideas to Bring Book Reports Back to Life with Technology

Gaggle Speaks

As routine and antiquated as book reports might seem, they’re still valuable assignments to assess reading comprehension, writing skills and even critical thinking. And w ith new digital tools for the classroom, there are ways to make book reports exciting and new again.

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More Relevant Books. More Engaged Reading.

EdNews Daily

We provide children with a wide range of intriguing books, which increase in level alongside them as they increase in age. But what choices does he have for books that he is able to read? The books written at a third-grade level are for third graders! Sus, done with this book.

Kiddom now offers personalized curricula, visual reports and more

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a fan of Kiddom , the easy way to plan, assess, and analyze learning, you’ll be excited to hear that they added more than 50 features to the new Kiddom 2.0 (see Reports — visualize progress with beautiful analytics that track student performance.

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ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom. Hack Learning offers more than just books for teachers and leaders.

Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year.

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How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

Socrative , Kahoot and TopHat , are great tools for augmenting assessment, especially in flipped classrooms. These digital tools gamify the process of learning and help teachers quickly assess topics that require either more or less discussion, allowing students to move to independent and group work faster. Nearpod accomplishes this by taking a traditional lesson and infusing real time assessment, interactive experiences, and differentiated extensions.

Classroom Organizer - free app to organize your classroom library and book room

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Organizer is a free web based and mobile app that allows you to organize and manage your classroom library and school book room. The app allows you to Inventory print and eBooks, Import titles directly from your Booksource order, Add your existing books, Import your student roster, Enable students to check out and return books, Run assessment reports on student activity, Organize bookrooms and share eBooks with the Classroom Organizer School portal.

#ETTChat: App Smashing with Book Creator – an Interview with Tom Daccord & James Daley

EdTechTeacher

In this first post, he interviews Director, Tom Daccord , about App Smashing with Book Creator. Book Creator is a multimedia book-making app by Red Jumper Limited that allows users to easily create and share their own original ebooks.

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A Deeper Look at Assessing Kids’ Writing

MiddleWeb

A Closer Look: Learning More About Our Writers with Formative Assessment (K-6) provides insight into an area often glossed over during writing instruction. Teacher turned teacher educator Benjamin Boche reports novices and veterans can deepen their workshop practice. Assessment Book Reviews anchor charts Benjamin Boche checklists conferences Diane Dougherty formative assessment inventories K-6 Lynn Dorfman rubrics self-assessment Stenhouse surveys writing writing workshop

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. What Should Assessments “Do”? Assessments are data creation tools.

‘What Kids Are Reading’ Report Details Vocabulary Exposure

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report takes an in-depth look at what children are reading across all grade levels, finding that the average student has not met any college and career readiness reading standards. The students read over 334 million books and nonfiction articles in the 2014-15 school year.

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Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

techlearning

October 1, 2018 – RALEIGH, North Carolina – More students and parents will receive Lexile and Quantile scores on high stakes test reports this school year than ever before. In all other states, Lexile and Quantile measures are used and reported at local levels.

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. Booking Info – Time to think about your school or conference needs. Check out my Booking Page… Please contact me soon if you have an interest. Look for adjectives that describe a character in a book.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

There is one bright spot in this story: Online books. Thanks to the efforts of many devoted professionals and the financial support of more, there are a wide variety of free/inexpensive sources for books that students can use for classroom activities as well as pleasure. Mighty Book.

Infinite Campus Selects Illuminate Education as Assessment Partner

techlearning

and Irvine, Calif. – – Infinite Campus , the most trusted name in student information, announces Illuminate Education , the company transforming K-12 instruction through educational intelligence solutions, as an Assessment Partner. June 14, 2018 – Blaine, Minn.

Why Technology-Based Assessments Fill an Important Role in Instruction

Leadership Lounge

We live in an age of assessment in education. One of my friends -- who happens to be a vice president of a large banking institution -- loves to post about the paradox of assessment. Though assessment has become a high-stake component of education, it hasn’t always been that way.

New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

Edsurge

When a competency-based approach to assessment is in place, students must show what they know as well as what they can do. According to a 2016 report by iNACOL, 36 states are currently investigating policy surrounding competency-based education. And as interest in this approach to teaching and learning increases, so does the need for assessments to support it. Below are five ways to approach competency-based learning assessment.

EngageNY a Solid Alternative to Expensive Curriculum, Report Says

K-12 Schools - Education News

Fordham Institute report which assessed the venture discovered that the effort provides an “excellent alternative” to curricula from large publishers. In the report, “ Uncommonly Engaging?

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. We can’t continue to restrict student assessments to a simplified, out-dated system and expect to prepare them for an ever-changing employment environment.

OPINION: May we please forget about tests for a minute and go read some books?

The Hechinger Report

Since 1985, I’ve been a part of the Great Books Foundation team supporting teachers as they learn to use the Shared Inquiry method of discussing complex texts with students. The post OPINION: May we please forget about tests for a minute and go read some books?

4 Tips for Student-Created Digital Books

Graphite Blog

Just like reading an interactive ebook is more engaging than reading a print textbook, creating a digital book is a lot more fun than writing a typical report or essay. Because digital books give students a variety of options for sharing information, our students are highly successful when using this technology. Here are four ways you can use digital book creation with your students: 1. Last year, I helped second-graders write an alphabet book about Thanksgiving.

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How to streamline assessment and spend less time grading

The Cornerstone Blog

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.

4 Tips for Student-Created Digital Books

Graphite Blog

Just like reading an interactive ebook is more engaging than reading a print textbook, creating a digital book is a lot more fun than writing a typical report or essay. Here are four ways you can use digital book creation with your students: 1.

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Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

Edsurge

Perhaps we’ve grown too accustomed to paying for purchases with a mobile app, or booking reservations online, or using Google to plan our daily commutes. Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. Reports to Insights. Is the student an English language learner who does best with visual and verbal cues not included on the assessment?

All Project-Based Learning is Not Created Equal: What Works?

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Expert Suzie Boss takes us into assessment , project design , and teacher PD for more effective, meaningful projects that improve learning. We discuss the challenge of fair, consistent assessment of projects across schools and districts.

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

MSEDTechie

There are so many ways that kids can creatively show you their learning in a timely and efficient manner, and ways teachers can conduct assessments that take away the testing anxiety that plagues so many kids. Creative Formative Assessments Can Help: Save time assessing students.

Video Book Trailer Awards

The Daring Librarian

From Joyce Valenza, on the NeverEndingSearch Blog: New Book Video Trailer Awards! "On On September 27th, School Library Journal will ask readers to vote for the best video trailers that promote books and encourage reading.

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On capturing evidence in a few new containers

NeverEndingSearch

In the old days we counted things–books we circulated, people who walked through our doors. Around this time each year we share the year and we report on accomplishments. They’re great for pre- and post assessments, but you can.

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

Kleinspiration

Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap! has over 133 engaging books and lesson plans offering instruction and practice in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension covering K-6 content in history, science, and language arts.

To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Stories: I have a list of great books to order for our students, from the sessions "You''re Invited: A Feast of New Literature for Teens" and "Outstanding Books for the College Bound". The pre-conference full-day session "Books, e-ink, and Databases, Oh, My!

Race to the Top Damage Assessment: A 21st Century Principal's Perspective

The 21st Century Principal

Duncan''s Department of Education and President Obama even released a report, not independently created mind you, to declare how successful their Race to the Top program has been. In a USA Today article "Obama Report Claims Success for ''Race to the Top'' " Duncan even had the audacity to say, "The most powerful ideas for improving education come not from Washington, but from educators and leaders in states throughout the country."

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

How many times have you experienced teachers who based report card grades on how well students complete classwork, homework, and quizzes? Here’s a good four-minute video overview of SBG: SBG reminds teachers that the goal isn’t to write the book report but communicate ideas.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - RSCON5 - The Wonderment - ISTE Reports - Genius Hour for Teachers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We are crowdfunding at crowd-funding at https://www.incited.org/en/projects/4992-Playing-With-Math the-Book. The professional development offered in the Summer Institute 2014 will provide you with resources, strategies, curriculum design, assessments and more! The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 1st, 2014 Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

Expert Advice for Working with Complex Texts

MiddleWeb

Anne Anderson reports their book will “stretch” both teachers and students! Book Reviews Complex Texts Anne Anderson assessment Cowin Diane Lapp Douglas Fisher informational texts instructional decisions Nancy Frey qualitative values quantitative measures research text complexity