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. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

Documenting Learning. Silvia Tolisano sees documenting learning as: a process of intentional documenting serves a metacognitive purpose. being open for feedback ( Documenting FOR Learning ). Blogging as a Form of Documenting Learning and Reflection.

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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. Make assessment simple.

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.

Launching a New Phase of Research for Agency by Design: Exploring Documentation and Assessment Strategies for the Maker-Centered Classroom

Educator Innovator

Project Zero’s Agency by Design team is developing documentation and assessment tools for maker-centered learning and “maker empowerment”, which they see as the key to ensuring that the maker movement secures a long-term place in education and pedagogy. Specifically, we now see developing qualitative assessment strategies as the next frontier of research for maker-centered learning. The challenge of documenting and assessing maker empowerment is a tricky one.

New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

this year I am bound and determined to move ALL assessment into the classroom! Click To Tweet This may sound like a crazy resolution given that most teachers spend hours of time outside of school assessing their students’ work.

Google Forms for Paperless Assessment: Documenting Communication with Parents

Inquire and Inspire

When exploring teaching practice through a 21st century classroom lens, many questions about assessment practices arise. How can teachers use available technology to make assessment practices more efficient?

The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

Edutopia

Reshan Richards Formative Assessment To assess your students'' ongoing awareness of what and how they''re learning, consider using cameras, screenshots, video, and screencasting as everyday classroom tools

In the Hands of the Students: Document Cameras

Inquire and Inspire

In further developing 21st Century classrooms and learners , it''s vital that we move beyond using technology to enhance teacher-led instruction, but rather as tools to assist student-led discovery. This week we take a look at Document Cameras.

Communication: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is filled with thoughts on Student Communication Skills including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. Communication: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Often, this practice can be seen in STEM and PBL classrooms.

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. Documenting Progress and Integrating the Process.

Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. It seems educators and industry are all talking about the importance of student collaboration, but how are we facilitating and assessing this skill. Let me begin: Ten Reason For Student Collaboration in the classroom.

Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is filled with thoughts on Creativity including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. A classroom that promotes Creativity puts students at the center of learning.

Why investing in real-world feedback R&D could revolutionize assessments

The Christensen Institute

As someone who writes for a living, I was especially interested in one of the suggestions for improving nonfiction writing learning and assessment: investing in programs that connect students with “authentic” audiences, like career professional or community residents, to read and offer feedback on their work. Sometimes conversations about “real-world” assessments devolve into obsessing over carefully constructed simulations or elaborate word problems.

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques. These can be formal–formative or summative assessment, multiple choice, short answer, essay, matching, and related iconic “test” forms. So what about assessment as a matter of tone and purpose?

Learn Why EduSight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement | @EduSight

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Vikram to discuss why EduSight is simply the best standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student achievement. Edusight is a standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student learning with grades, notes, photos, and audio/video comments.

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Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

techlearning

The 1-column rubric, Google Form built for better, faster student data and feedback, and the use of my homemade student tracking system are a triple whammy when it comes to formative assessment. edtech Google Apps TL Advisor Blog Assessment

Learn Why @Edusight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Vikram to discuss why Edusight is simply the best standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student achievement. The post Learn Why @Edusight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement appeared first on TeacherCast.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA).

Critical Thinking: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. I want to provide you some great reasons, ways, and resources to make this happen in your classroom, school, or district. It really promotes that 4C Classroom. Self assessment can be powerful).

Use the SAMR Model to Spearhead Technology in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a question I get often from teachers: Technology is always an extra layer of work in my classroom. When I first addressed this issue fifteen years ago, it was all about replacing traditional classroom tools with one on a computer. Classroom management Education reform SAMR

Assessments can support, not just measure, student learning

The Hechinger Report

Assessments have a bad rap in schools. But the word assessment describes vastly different things. Yes, the nail-biting, end-of-year exam is an assessment. These lower-stakes assessments happen all the time in the classroom and they’re vital for student performance.

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

What follows are four ways that technology transcends analog tools in education, including those that demonstrate simple recall while providing valuable feedback to fuel learning to the true innovators in our classrooms: teachers. source: vandycft/flickr) By contrast, Reuben Puentedura’s SAMR model suggests increasingly complex ways that technology impacts the classroom. Socrative , Kahoot and TopHat , are great tools for augmenting assessment, especially in flipped classrooms.

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Google Classroom Resources.

Flipped Classroom 101: Challenges, Benefits & Design Tips

Catlin Tucker

The flipped classroom m odel shifts the transfer of information online and moves practice and application into the classroom. The flipped classroom was one of the first blended learning models to become popular.

Assessing Teaching: A Curriculum Theory Approach

ProfHacker

I’ve been thinking a lot this past semester about how we assess teaching, for various reasons. Someone with a curriculum as content perspective would probably opt to assess teaching by: Looking at someone’s syllabus. What are some other institutional ways of assessing teaching?

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. If you’re looking for a non-Google Classroom alternative, here are four: Microsoft Teams.

Google Classroom Comment Bank vs. Setting Your Preferences in Google Docs

Catlin Tucker

I was excited in August when Google Classroom got an upgrade. The feature I was most excited about was the Google Classroom comment bank. Teachers who have not created a comment bank in Google Classroom yet, the document below walks you through the process.

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The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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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. These are industrial documents. What Should Assessments “Do”?

SHARED ASSESSMENT: The Feedback Triangle

Inquire and Inspire

There is another method for co-constructing deep understanding and that is through a shared assessment experience. The Feedback Triangle , a concept I first learned of from Garfield Gini-Newman , is one such strategy for engaging students in a shared assessment experience.

Responsive Literacy Assessment: Are we listening?

Reading By Example

I missed that wonderful line the student had written because I was busy documenting the classroom experience. That is the challenge of many assessment practices. This was a good reminder for me: that while documentation is important, bringing our whole selves and full attention to the teaching and learning experience is the priority. Assessment Literacy Reflection Instructional Walks

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Open School ePortfolio for Authentic Assessment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

An ePortfolio is a collection of student work that is used to document effort, progress, and achievement over time. ePortfolios are powerful tools for authentic assessment because they require teachers and students to dig deeper than a multiple choice test.

Say that again!: Mathematics, Assessment and our most vulnerable students

Inquire and Inspire

is I would say often to students as I walk past them during a classroom conversation. Photo Courtesy of Emory.Edu The problem then became how do I assess what I just heard. How do we assess our students understanding and thinking? "Wait, can you say that again?"

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom

Neo LMS

In my previous post I explored the subtle, yet significant, difference between brute force computing and ANN (Artificial Neural Networks), and how that distinction is slowly producing what one would call “true” AI products in the classroom. AI Assess.