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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. Classroom Management Tip #1: Build a Partnership With Your Students It’s true that you must relate before you can educate.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

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).

Mindful Literacy Assessment

Reading By Example

A teacher came up to me in the hallway, holding printed reports. ” She was referring to our screener results, the computerized assessments we have our students take in fall, winter, and spring. Unfortunately, educators too often end up in service to the assessment.

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

The Christensen Institute

Fast forward to today, and a recently released report details the over 400 responses the foundations received from field experts and practitioners. 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.

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.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

Other books were pursued to fill a particular need, such as inspiring learning spaces, assessment that matters, or classroom management in the digital age. View this Impact Report (and other years) at edtechteam.com/impact

Kiddom now offers personalized curricula, visual reports and more

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a fan of Kiddom , the easy way to plan, assess, and analyze learning, you’ll be excited to hear that they added more than 50 features to the new Kiddom 2.0 (see Reports — visualize progress with beautiful analytics that track student performance.

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ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

One attendee commented that “technology tools can support ALL learners in the classroom by assisting students with everything from reading, writing, and math, to time management, organization, focus, and more.”

Assessments to play reduced classroom role

eSchool News

Obama Administration moves to limit how frequently assessments are used in the classroom. ” “One essential part of educating students successfully is assessing their progress in learning to high standards. Some states are already taking action to reduce assessments.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

The Hechinger Report

Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. But assessing these skills has been a weak link in these efforts, according to the education researchers at the MIT Playful Journey Lab , which hopes to remedy that with “playful assessment” tools. Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

I recently read a report that said schools in the UK spend £900mn per year on educational technology. It shows that clearly, EdTech is becoming an integral part of our classroom learning. Read more: How can teachers use VR in the classroom? Classroom robots of today.

Innovating Pedagogy Report released - some great information included

Educational Technology Guy

The Open University''s annual ''Innovating Pedagogy'' report has just been published. 2014 is the third year they have published the report, exploring innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. Take a look at here: [link] news/news/2014-innovating- pedagogy-report.

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Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

The CoolCatTeacher

The Real-World Classroom model of teaching finance is part simulation part game. Invented by Brian Bean, this model of teaching is transforming Texas classrooms and beyond. Real World Classrooms When Teaching Finance. Vicki: Ok, so what is the real-world classroom teaching model?

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. Education Technology Assessments Technology in School

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom. Now, Jon, you have recently implemented an asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning classroom. That’s the basic idea of a flipped classroom.

Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says. K-12 student population and highlights the underlying need to rethink the way classroom learning is approached, the report says.

Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year.

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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.

Math Scores Take a Dip across the Nation, Reading Scores Mixed

Where Learning Clicks

The Nation’s Report Card delivered disappointing news in late October, revealing lower scores in math and mixed results in reading scores for students participating in the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

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.

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

The Case for Positive Reinforcement in Classrooms

Ask a Tech Teacher

As an education pedagogy, pursuing a classroom management system that revolves around positive reinforcement is called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, or PBIS. Teachers can share weekly or monthly reports curating class behavior by category or individual student.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

Report: Kindergarten Increasingly Pushing Academic Skills

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report suggests that accountability pressures have reached down through the elementary grades, causing kindergarten to become more focused on academic skills and less centered around opportunities for play.

The Super Bowl That Is My Classroom

MiddleWeb

Given her love of metaphors, it's no surprise she finds some analogies between quarterbacks and teachers running plays in their classroom arenas. Assessment Kids on the Cusp Lucy Calkins Mary Tarashuk quarterback report cards rubrics student assessment Super Bowl

Explore Shared Education Challenges with the Challenge Map

Digital Promise

teachers are) just learning how to get the technology into their classroom and how to incorporate it with their curriculum so that it's meaningful and embedded.

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The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. What Should Assessments “Do”? Assessments are data creation tools.

Is Assessment Ready to Move Beyond Standardized Tests? These MIT Researchers Think So.

Edsurge

This is the first part of a two-part story looking at how MIT researchers are developing playful assessments to measure student growth. But assessments haven’t evolved at the same pace. By making assessment playful, we can get closer to measuring the things we actually value." They’re calling it “playful assessment.” Playful assessment, not to be mistaken for gamification, seeks to capture student mastery in many of the areas that are hard to gauge.

Why We Need to Move Away from SMART Goals and Towards New Forms of Classroom Assessment

Edsurge

After a summer of relaxation and self-directed professional development (which is the most important type of PD ), I’m ready to return to my classroom to help students discover and refine new skills. My uneasiness is a culmination of years of reflection on my classroom mission. We have created common unit assessments, focusing on what we believe to be the most important standards, and we are required to meet and discuss assessment results to evaluate our teaching effectiveness.

Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

techlearning

October 1, 2018 – RALEIGH, North Carolina – More students and parents will receive Lexile and Quantile scores on high stakes test reports this school year than ever before. In all other states, Lexile and Quantile measures are used and reported at local levels.