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.

Why digital formative assessment is critical in today’s classrooms

eSchool News

The accelerated digitization of today’s classroom impacts every aspect of instruction–from attendance to summative assessment and everything in between. Formative assessment is a wide-encompassing term that allows teachers to monitor student progress.

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Side-by-Side Assessments: Grading With Students

Catlin Tucker

After years of coaching and working with teachers, there are two things I consistently encounter that cause imbalance in the classroom and beyond. Suppose the work is an assessment or finished product, like an essay, performance task, or project. Side-by-side Assessments.

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

How Formative Assessment Supports the Learning Journey

Speaker: Todd Theobald, Noel Gomez, Marcus Painter

Join educators and assessment experts as they discuss the role of formative assessment in student learning, how formative practices can guide the teaching and learning cycle, and the positive impact assessment can make on your classroom.

Formative Assessment During #RemoteLearning

The Web20Classroom

In an ongoing effort to support Educators during the COVID-19 Pandemic Shaelynn Farnsworth and I continue to look for ways to use research-based instruction during remote, hybrid or face-to-face instruction. There is no doubt this is easier to do when in the classroom face-to-face.

Emoji Assessments for Any Classroom – SULS0168

Shake Up Learning

The post Emoji Assessments for Any Classroom – SULS0168 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I’m sharing ideas for using emojis in your informal and formative assessments. Use emoji assessments in any classroom!

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

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. ” The post Formative Assessment in Kindergarten appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Why we need formative assessment

eSchool News

Formative assessment, while not a new concept by any means, has been receiving a lot of attention recently due to discussions regarding student learning loss and the need for more digitized solutions for remote learners. Why formative assessment is so important.

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Schools have taken big steps towards using online resources and tools, but we can expect online learning to have a more important role in students’ education due to the pandemic. Most probably, schools will use a blended approach to education by mixing offline and online instruction.

7 Authentic Assessment Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessments have become a critical piece to education reform. To prepare students well for college and career means they must deeply learn the material and its application to their lives and future learning.That means assessing student knowledge authentically and accountably. Good assessments should verify: that students have unpacked a lesson and applied it rigorously. A well-formed assessment achieves these six characteristics constructively.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning. Throughout the K-12 learning landscape, assessment practices are changing to embrace assessment for learning, not assessment of learning. A continued shift towards formative assessment.

Countdown to Assessment with Spaces

Teacher Tech

Educator Melody McAllister shares how you can use the Spaces platform to create conversation, clear up misconceptions, and continue to build classroom community around learning targets that need to be revisited in preparation for assessments.

Assessments in higher education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment, is a series of measurements that uses various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. How does it fit inside the higher education system.

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. Classroom applications. Education reform pedagogy standards-based

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Mike Roberts @BaldRoberts , eighth grade English teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah, and author of Hacking Classroom Management: 10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands.

5 Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

There are many benefits of technology in the classroom, so we’ve picked five of the most significant for this handy list. Read on for the top 5 advantages to technology in the classroom or visit our education solutions page for more insights on EdTech.

Jumpstart Engagement With Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

Interactive whiteboards are a technological leap similar to the leap to the first blackboard, and is set to revolutionize education. Never before have there been so many different technologies at our disposal for educating. Classroom display board technology is a powerful thing.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Overview of educational assessment tools focusing on Summative assessment and Formative assessment. A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment. The main components of being an educator are preparation, teaching, and assessment. Today we will dive in deeper into the discussion of educational assessment. How to explain summative assessment. An example of summative assessment.

How Today's Education Crisis May Improve Tomorrow's Assessments

Edsurge

They come from different education and career backgrounds, and they work in distant divisions at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Assessments have long played a central role in traditional education, but the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for smarter, faster and more seamless options.

How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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How to minimize cheating in online assessments

Neo LMS

With online classes and remote learning taking over classrooms, at least temporarily, teachers worry about rampant cheating. In the end, it’s a balance between empathetic decisions made by educators and less biased decisions made by the software. Academic dishonesty is a touchy subject.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Finding the correct digital education and EdTech solution provider can be challenging, but choosing the best fit for you will save you time and money, and help you avoid frustration. Digital Education Service Provider Checklist.

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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. Ten Reasons to Promote Communications in the Classroom.

A Free, Downloadable ‘Assessment For Learning’ Prompt sheet.

EdTech4Beginners

Assessment for Learning (AfL) is the process of finding out how much progress students have made in their learning and then planning next steps for them. I have created an AfL prompt sheet which firstly details strategies to use and then lists the evidence (what AfL looks like when carried out in the classroom). You can freely download, share or print the PDF: Assessment For Learning . Track discussion and feedback by setting up a classroom chatroom on Todays Meet.

Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit

Ditch That Textbook

The best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. The post Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Gamification assessment edtech educational technology formative assessment kahoot quizalize quizizz quizlet quizlet live

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. All Subjects Best of the Podcast Classroom Management Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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.

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. How does it fit inside the higher education system.

3 reasons we’re still using outdated assessments

eSchool News

For many years, educators have strived to balance the grip of testing for accountability with the need for actionable data. For too long , educators have had to rely on end-of-year testing data to gauge their students’ knowledge.

Digital Literacy in Busy Classrooms

Ask a Tech Teacher

Yes, teachers know students don’t have all of the skills they need for the technology required in education, but who has time to teach it? More about tech skills in the classroom. How to Assess Digital Literacy. 5 Strategies to Assess Student Knowledge.

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

” She played the role of the teacher and I played the role of the student as we shared what various actions look like on both sides of the dynamic relationship between students and teachers in Google Classroom.

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Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Let’s dive deeper into formative assessment in today’s show!

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It provides a perfect time to address the idea of Creativity in education (one of those 4C’s). It is filled with thoughts on Creativity including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. Often, this practice can be seen in STEM and PBL classrooms.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. In this post, you will find 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom!

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

Long gone are the days where the overhead projector reigned supreme in the classroom. In many cases, every classroom is outfitted, as well as conference rooms and professional learning spaces. Does the way in which IWB’s are now used in classrooms differ?

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

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. GradeCam: Today’s Sponsor is a Formative Assessment Wonder.

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.

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.