How to minimize cheating in online assessments

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With online classes and remote learning taking over classrooms, at least temporarily, teachers worry about rampant cheating. Read more: The benefits of an empathic mindset approach to classroom management. Policy documents. Compare against other documents with Similarity Reports.

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

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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. Teachers often have difficulty seeing much less documenting the progress made by a struggling student.

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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. Documenting Learning.

Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

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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. I find blogging to be a one of the most powerful ways to documenting learning and engage in reflective practice. I am a strong proponent of encouraging learners of all ages to engage in reflective practice.

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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. Setting up assessments is fast and easy. There are many types of assessments in GradeCam including handwritten numeric. One of the advantages of GradeCam is the quick feedback that you get for your assessments.

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. 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.

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.

Formative Assessment: Collecting Data & Designing Differentiated Learning Experiences in Class or Online

Catlin Tucker

The more physical distance between the teacher and the learner, the more challenging it is to collect formative assessment data consistently. How can we effectively weave formative assessment into the design and facilitation of learning regardless of the teaching and learning landscape? #1

Assessing STE(A)M Learning

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In Learning in the Making , I discuss assessment as follows: Educators should be clear about how and why they include assessment in their instruction. Assessment should be about informing learners about their performance so increased learning and future improvements can result.

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. Real-time feedback and assessment are way more effective. I’ll explain how I plan to use each specifically to create the time needed to move assessment back into the classroom.

CSDE Announces New Partnership to Launch Statewide K-12 Social-Emotional Learning Assessment System

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The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) announced it is entering into a partnership with Aperture Education to provide a statewide SEL assessment for K-12 schools. Newsline assessment Assessments cost data Department of Education districts Education instruction IT K-12

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.

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? How can teachers reduce the amount of pen to paper documentation and instead progress into a paperless assessment program? How can teachers streamline their documentation so that it is organized and manageable?

The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

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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

What is assessment for? #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

So much research has been done since I was a student in a classroom that I have to make sure I don’t bring an unintentional bias into the work I do with teachers and kids. Back in my day…assessment was the end result. – Review of Educational Research , March 2007, Vol.

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.

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. In the Hands of the Students will be an ongoing series that explores the benefits that occur when students interact and engage with the technology already found in our classrooms and schools. This week we take a look at Document Cameras.

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.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

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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. I want to provide you some great reasons, ways, and resources to make this happen in your classroom, school, or district. i also have a new one day workshop “Preparing for PBL” It really promotes that 4C Classroom.

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

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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. We recently shared the Inconvenient Truths of Assessment , and one of the takeaways from that post by Terry Heick could be that rather focusing on the design of assessment, we could instead focus on a climate of assessment.–a

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). During this reflective process, it is expected that school leadership teams collect and document aligned evidence for each item. Additional data is collected and archived in the PLP during classroom observations.

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

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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. Use Edusight on the web to manage assessment, grading, and standards seamlessly (includes Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and state standards). Upcoming: Google Classroom integration.

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How to Leave Video Feedback in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Leave Video Feedback in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s take this a step further and share feedback in Google Classroom. You can leave video feedback as a private comment, a comment in a document, or add it to your comment bank.

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. Jeff sits down with Vikram to discuss why Edusight is simply the best standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student achievement.

Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

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A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving Fortnite ] I also touch on different Google Form tricks and hacks like the best way to structure a Google Form to get better data, how to integrate Flipgird into Google Forms for even more powerful feedback, how to use pivot tables within Forms to analyze student data, and how to use conditional formatting to create a heat map that let’s you assess student growth quickly. edtech Google Apps TL Advisor Blog Assessment

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

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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.

Use the SAMR Model to Spearhead Technology in Your Classroom

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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. The online research becomes collaborative note-taking as a student group researches a topic and takes notes using a shared document. Classroom management Education reform SAMR

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. Critical Thinking: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. When educators employ critical thinking in their classrooms, a whole new world of understanding is opened up. Self assessment can be powerful).

Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know! – SULS086

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The post Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know! Feedback is a crucial part of the learning process, and with Google tools and Google Classroom, giving feedback on digital assignments has never been easier. Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know!

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. Assessments create feedback for teachers and students alike, and the high value of feedback – particularly timely feedback – is well-documented by learning scientists.

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. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. Google Classroom Resources. How to Manage a Classroom in Google.

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

The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously

Catlin Tucker

Teachers all over the country are being asked to teach “concurrent classrooms” in which some students attend class in person and others attend virtually. The teacher in a concurrent classroom attempts to meet the needs of the students in class and online simultaneously.

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. I suggest that regardless of the strategy teachers use to present online content (in a station, whole group, or as homework) that they think about the flipped classroom in three separate steps.