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.

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Koole (2009) No one will deny the impact that mobile is having on the world. points higher on the state assessments than their peers who did not use them.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e.,

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

However, if a well-designed assessment is in place, then the natural course of action is to allow learners to select the best tool for the task. Even though the cost of mobile devices has gone down, considerable purchasing challenges persist.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. Classroom Prep. He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

How to create Tests and Assessments on WizIQ

EmergingEdTech

The WizIQ Virtual Classroom and LMS software has been a part of the Ed Tech space for nearly a decade. There are six essential features of the product which are as follows: Virtual Classroom –. Administrative Solutions Assessment Mobile Learning Resources

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The Road to Invisible Assessment

Edsurge

Are great teaching and assessment fundamentally at odds? One might think so because, unfortunately, the words “test” and “assessment” are often used interchangeably. Yet somehow assessment evokes a more positive reaction. Done well, assessment is ongoing, constant and invisible. Ten years ago, invisible assessment was a concept long on potential but limited by the realities of the classroom. Here’s why: Mobile Computing.

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

New national research indicates that training teachers to integrate mobile technology into instruction may have a positive effect on students’ standardized test scores and academic achievement. ISTE Mobile Learning

World Language Students Use of Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Education with Technology

Do world language students use technology n the classroom? Often these mobile activities have built in context to help the students understand the language. How do your students use their mobile device in your world language class?

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

Fortunately for me I have already begun to work with my staff and students to transform the teaching and learning culture at New Milford HS as it pertains to cell phones as mobile learning devices. 21st Century Education educational technology mobile learning devices Opinion

Teachers’ Pets: 3 Devices That Work in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan After implementing Google Play for Education in their schools, educators assess the devices they chose for their technology programs. Classroom Cloud Digital Content Mobility Tablets

Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

Edsurge

For the assessment mavens at Educational Testing Service ( ETS ), these evolving capabilities present both a challenge and an opportunity, says the organization’s Markku “Mark” Häkkinen. Häkkinen leads the Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology Research Group at ETS, the 60-plus-year-old nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization that administers K-12 state exams along with the well-known GRE and TOEFL, among other tests.

AppEd Review Adds Rubric-Assessed WEB APPS for Teaching and Learning

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources rubric assessed internet applications school teaching rubric assessed web apps education rubric assessed web software teaching learning rubric assessed web tools for classroom

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Liz Kolb reflects upon how far cell phones have come since she wrote one of the first books on cell phones in the classroom. She is a MACUL board member and a member of the COSN advisory board for mobile learning and emerging technologies.

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.

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.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

The classes are a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.” Assessment. This is not the case when assessing its students’ digital literacy levels. Awareness, assessment, and access: these are the three things that RIFLI have in mind at all times.

Brightwheel Acquires MyChild, Targets Early Education With Mobile App

Edsurge

million in seed funding to build a free mobile application for parents to stay updated with their little ones at daycares and classrooms — everything from what they ate at snack time to what number they counted to that day. Brightwheel wanted MyChild for the parent communication and student assessment components of the tool, he says. He adds: “There is an insane amount of paper in this industry — sign-in sheets, daily reports, assessments, and notes to parents.

Developing a New Metric for Assessing Learning – from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

However, this often becomes our stumbling block because we are asking the question what could learning look like as opposed to how it currently appears in our classrooms. Throughout modern history, educators have viewed learning as a metric that could be assessed.

Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Nik Peachey

I also believe that encouraging students to get 'hands on' with authentic apps has a much more important role in helping them to develop digital literacies which they can use outside of the classroom. Check out my ebook As a result of that workshop and the research that developed from it I've now developed this list of criteria for evaluating mobile apps for educational purposes. Will it work across all / most mobile platforms and also work within a desktop web browser?

Activators and Summarizers with Mobile Devices

Kathy Schrock

Activators and summarizers have been used in classrooms for a long time. Written in 1993, the structures are sound and can easily be adapted for use with mobile devices. Why should you use activators and summarizers in the classroom?

5 Ways to convert conventional classrooms into high-tech classrooms

Think Exam

These days everybody is a tech-geek with mobile phones in their hands and technology based ideas in their mind. The post 5 Ways to convert conventional classrooms into high-tech classrooms appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

ThingLink Mobile App - Capture and Share Teachable Moments

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Now you can create and share multimedia rich interactive images on the go with the free ThingLink Mobile App for iPad and iPhone. The new ThingLink App provides mobile users with the ability to quickly embed video and text into any photo for a quick snippet of life as it is happening.

4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment. In this post, I’ve got 4 ways to use Google Keep for feedback and assessment.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Quickly create assessments for any grade or subject without special forms or equipment. Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. Overview of Vickie Morgado’s Global Collaboration in Her 3rd Grade Classroom. We have connected with different classrooms.

8 informal assessments to pinpoint what your students need

eSchool News

The great thing about informal assessments is they help us gauge students’ understanding during the learning process instead of after. Informal assessment also changes teachers’ relationship to student learning. Here are eight everyday informal assessment practices to get you started.

How will students’ mobile device be used for learning?

Education with Technology

How will the students’ mobile device primarily be used? What other ways can teachers have students use mobile devices to engage in learning? to introduce the learning goal to the students before the teacher does in class such as in a flipped classroom. to assess student learning and provide feedback to the students (formative assessment). to assess students summatively (final grade on unit, project…).

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. Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing - Michael Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com ) . Garden of Blog Posts (Creative ways to use in classroom).

Using WSQ forms to improve impact of Flipped Classroom tasks

Neo LMS

He blogs on a fairly regular basis about Computer Science and his creation of the Hackable Classroom at [link]. In January this year I joined a Flipped Classroom Voxer group and really benefited from the advice and ideas suggested by talented and experienced teachers from all over the world.

6 reasons it’s important to create your own online assessments

eSchool News

Homegrown online assessments prove invaluable to one district. Assessments are critical to our efforts to improve instruction in K-12 education. At Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD), we began the transition to online assessment more than three years ago.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Classroom teachers are embracing the technology as a means to provide immediate feedback, assess student understanding and interact with both parents and students. Some of these repercussions, while in theory are good, can have implications for the classroom teacher or school district.

Kids Discover Online unveils custom assessments feature

eSchool News

Kids Discover , a provider of engaging science and social studies curriculum, announced that its interactive digital library, Kids Discover Online, now includes custom assessment capabilities. The newly added Assessments tool gives educators full control to create, distribute, and assess custom quizzes, tests, and homework assignments directly within the platform. The Assessments feature was in high demand, so we built it.”.

Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik Peachey

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. Mailvu also provides mobile apps for iOS, Android an Blackberry.

Digital Natives Still Need Help Navigating Online Assessments

Edsurge

But navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. Navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. You can find ways to bring in tools and assessments that mirror the functionality of the tests. Or, assuming you have enough computers in your classroom, try online writing exercises. Education Technology Assessments Technology in School