Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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.

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


Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These assessments might be used to engage learners in discussion before an inquiry. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.


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Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? During their presentation, “Online Assessment: An Evolving Landscape and New Opportunities,” they discussed the lessons they learned when they made the transition and what they would change if they could. First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

7 Ways to Creatively Ask Questions in the Classroom Using iPads!


Now, at quick glance, teachers can privately assess their student''s understanding. Paperless Classroom and Assessments : The program is simple to use but robust in features. I''m so excited about using the question features Go Interactive that I haven''t explored the assessment features too much. Teachers can set up answer sheets and have students take their assessments within the app. The system scores the assessment for the teacher.

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In the Teacher's Lounge: Using Edmodo to Teach Digital Literacy

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I had the pleasure on Tuesday last week to give a webinar on how I use Edmodo to teach my students digital literacy skills and help prepare them for digital assessments. My students piloted the PARCC last Spring and it became clear that knowing how to effectively navigate through a website will impact student scores on the Common Core assessment. Watch the webinar to see what I do and how I do it.

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

The CoolCatTeacher

To learn more about the use of companion tools like the Logitech Crayon, Rugged Combo 3 Touch and C930e Webcam, sign up for Logitech’s Classroom of the Now webinar on June 23 at 10 a.m. Our school is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) school and we allow iPads if they have a keyboard case.

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources about one-to-one programs, BYOD, digital content, reviews about technology, success stories and case studies, tips and ideas, webinars, educational technology news, and much more. Click on any of the elements below to learn more and to access relevant articles, news items and resources: Leadership Policy Curriculum and Assessment Funding Infrastructure Professional Development Results Tech & Learning is a great, free, resource for educators also.

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Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

eSchool News

She kicked off Season 6 of the Emerging Tech series of webinars on October 19th with a live broadcast from New Canaan High School on the topic of “ Future Ready Librarians.” Future Ready has developed a common set of information, tools, and assessment, that are all available for free. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become future ready.

Is Your School "Future Ready"?

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We are also hosting monthly webinars to dig deeper. The first two webinars are archived and available here. A quick look at the Future Ready Schools framework reveals seven major areas of concern that are framed by leadership: 1) Budget and Resources, 2) Use of Time, 3) Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, 4) Technology and Hardware, 5) Data and Privacy, 6) Community Partnerships, and 7) Professional Learning.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

She kicked off Season 6 of the Emerging Tech series of webinars on October 19th with a live broadcast from New Canaan High School on the topic of “ Future Ready Librarians.” Future Ready has developed a common set of information, tools, and assessment, that are all available for free. Michelle Luhtala commented that New Canaan High School went BYOD just this year as part of their personalized learning intiative.

Dear ISTE (reprised)


2014/15 Webinars. We’ve led 1:1 and BYOD roll-outs. These standards and profiles can be used for: Self-assessment and personal professional growth plans. This past week in Philadelphia I participated in a meeting that launched the year-long process of refreshing ISTE’s Standards for Students.

Events + News - Chrome Extensions for Education - Library 2.015 Call for Proposals - Daily Education Quotes and Commentary

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Details to join the webinar at [link]. Details to join the webinar at [link]. Stop using ‘covered wagon’ model - The Hechinger Report Whipping people into line - Dangerously Irrelevant Let’s be honest about annual testing - Dangerously Irrelevant There’s no diagnostic value in locked-down summative assessments - Dangerously Irrelevant Newark: Students Stand Up Again - CURMUDGUCATION Are government officials trying to intimidate parents who resist testing?

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, April 16th at 4pm Webinar: What We Know About Families’ Use of Educational Media , Ask any parent about their children’s media use, and most will tell you they’re interested in media that help their kids learn. In our community’s next webinar, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center will share the results from Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America, a report from a national survey of over 1500 parents of children ages 2-10. Hot Topic: BYOD.


Learning Revolution - Education Films - Why Hitting 50K G+ Comunity Members Is Sad - New Public Calendars - Occupy Your Brain

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

BYOD Training – Attend webinars , take an eBook building course , or plan your technology program. This webinar will take an inside look at one tech-leading principal’s leadership habits as she guides a PK-8 school through a successful bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) initiative that’s now in its second year. How to assess 21st century skills.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This new weekly blog post / email is replacing the regular email I have sent out for the last couple of years for the now-defunct Host-Your-Own-Webinar program (I still have hopes of resurrecting that near-to-my-heart program, and when that happens we''ll wrap it into this weekly missive). The Rise of the Low-Cost Tablet & the Promise It May Hold for Learning BYOD: Does It Solve or Does It Worsen K-12 Tech Woes?