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.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. Meet Next Generation Science Standards. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms.

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5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms. Step 1: Set up Your Room for Morning Meetings.

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10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. These 10 companies are hiring teachers over the summer 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware. National Board assessors consistently report that the assessment process is a great professional development experience.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. The other sort of interesting thing about this is that in and of itself, it would be a cool project but what we’re doing is using it really as an assessment of the district, not of the students. Let me just challenge you, “How are you assessing your district?

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Rhode Island Department of Ed Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® an Approved Interim Assessment

eSchool News

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic as an approved interim assessment for the 2020–2021 school year. After a rigorous review, i-Ready Diagnostic was named one of the chosen assessments for meeting RIDE’s assessment criteria.

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Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness. A Hechinger Report review found dozens of companies promoting their products’ effectiveness on their websites, in email pitches and in vendor brochures with little or shoddy evidence to support their claims.

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ASSIST Integrates Scantron Assessments

techlearning

ASSIST Education announced the recent integration Scantron Performance Series, a computer-adaptive K-12 diagnostic student assessment. ASSIST Education partnered with Scantron to add the assessments into ASSIST , the company’s Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. With this integration, students are able to access assessments in reading and math, and educators are able to pinpoint proficiency levels of students. News Assessment Ed Tech Ticker

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Cambium Learning Completes Acquisition of Rosetta Stone, Looks to Meet COVID-Era Demands

Marketplace K-12

Cambium Learning, which offers products in curriculum, assessment, and professional development, nearly doubles its total employees with the recent acquisition of languages company Rosetta Stone.

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3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. Rather than fighting, they work as a team to figure out if the platform can adapt to meet the needs of a range of educators.

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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.

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How Slava Bronfman, CEO Of Cybellum Raised $15M To Build A Cyber Security Risk Assessment for Automotive Components?

AsiaTechDaily

As CEO of Cybellum he is responsible for the business, sales, and marketing operations, working with automotive OEMs and suppliers worldwide to implement risk assessment solutions. Please tell me about your personal background and What motivated you to get started with your company?

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How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. Especially for education companies, it requires careful considerations around factors such as your company culture, infrastructure, processes, hiring procedures and customer interactions. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

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Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

Developed with technology by Realizeit, The Edge Prep ’s AI-powered engine continually assesses students’ strengths and weaknesses as they move through a series of exam questions for the SAT, ACT or SSAT. There are hundreds of different skills and assessment criteria that are assessed by the system. In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics.

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Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

Developed with technology by Realizeit, The Edge Prep ’s AI-powered engine continually assesses students’ strengths and weaknesses as they move through a series of exam questions for the SAT, ACT or SSAT. There are hundreds of different skills and assessment criteria that are assessed by the system. In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics.

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How Markellos Diorinos CEO And Co-Founder Of Bryq Raised $1.4M To Build An AI-Powered Talent Assessment Platform For Bias Free Hiring?

AsiaTechDaily

Bryq offers a science-backed, AI-powered talent assessment platform to help companies remove bias from hiring and meet employer demand by enabling recruiters and hiring managers to hire for each role’s specific skills. . Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

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Tomasz Kowalczyk Growth & Innovation Designer/Partner in Rebels Valley- Connecting Technologies With Companies That Need Them!

AsiaTechDaily

In Rebels Valley, Tomasz is responsible for building innovation ecosystems of global corporations and young tech companies. 20 investments into young companies. . What types of companies do you look to invest in? We actively support our portfolio companies – when needed.

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?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

Edsurge

Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face. Instead, there’s a growing need to provide community colleges with more support in initially finding their pain points and assessing how edtech can help alleviate those issues. If you could make an education technology wish list, what would it be?

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?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

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Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)

Kleinspiration

When I knew she was coming out with her newest item, Teacher Anchor , I decided to hold off on purchasing my new planner from another company. So, of course, it made sense for her to include such a detailed and teacher-friendly section to have for assessments. I selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section.

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Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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This Former Athlete Shoots for 100% in His Classroom and His Company: An Interview with Otus' Chris Hull

Edsurge

Otus , which he describes as a student performance platform—a learning management system that also spans classroom management, curriculum, and assessment. My cofounder Pete Helfers and I would frequently meet in our classrooms talking about how we could improve learning for our students, and what our ideal classroom would be. Chris Hull is a busy guy. He teaches 7th grade social studies in Highland Park, Illinois. He also helps run.

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Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

EdTechTeam

GAME-BASED LEARNING FROM LEGENDS OF LEARNING NOW MEETS SCIENCE STANDARDS IN TWO MORE STATES Research-Based Games Already Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug. Legends of Learning offers thousands of games and assessment items for earth and space, life and physical science classes. The company was featured in a recent USA Today article that explained how its platform can overcome a barrier to “getting high-quality learning games into K-12 classrooms.”

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6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!

TeacherCast

This year, I had the opportunity to work with so many great educational technology companies on the podcast and I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk the vendor floor and meet everyone to say THANK YOU for being a part of the TeacherCast podcasting family. ThinkWrite is a fantastic company who provides great quality products to school districts. I would love to meet you! Are you excited about the ISTE Conference?

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Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. Today, a growing number of edtech companies are also signing on to use Caliper, which offers improved data architecture and ease of implementation. OpenEd published a new white paper and sample code at IMS showing how any edtech company can use Caliper to measure efficacy of these blended learning resources.).

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. Companies like ePals , websites like Skype in the Classroom and Google+ communities like G+eduhangout make finding a connection easy. More often than not, if you can create a reason to connect with someone virtually, you can also find the people willing to meet you halfway.

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Pearson, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus

Marketplace K-12

The American Federation of Teachers is pressuring Pearson PLC, the global education company, to conduct a business strategy review with an eye to becoming more profitable. A resolution to that effect will be introduced at the company’s annual meeting in April, from an alliance of organizations representing 193,000 shares of the company, which has more than 821 million shares outstanding. posing a threat to the company. ESSA does not eliminate assessments.

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Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

MIND Research Institute

What our approach does is build spatial-temporal reasoning, and then connect that spatial-temporal reasoning to mathematical understanding,” accomplishing what other software companies haven’t. The United States lags behind other nations in math and science performance, ranking 29 th in math and 22 nd in science, according to the Program for International Student Assessment. Video produced by NationSwell in partnership with Cisco.

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20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Course: Designing Blended Learning for Student Engagement and Achievement “By the end of the course, you will be able to design and implement meaningful blended learning experiences with objective-aligned assessments and activities that foster core 21st-century skills.” In addition, you’ll create differentiated activities and assessments tailored to diverse learning styles and achievement levels so you can keep all students engaged based on their unique interests and abilities.”

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Edtech Company Learning.com Named Oregon Top Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

techlearning

But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. The company works with more than 2,500 school districts and serves five million students from 21 countries around the world. Districts equip their students with the technology and 21st century skills needed for success on online assessments, college, and the workforce using Learning.com’s digital literacy solutions.

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Defined STEM Adds Portfolio Assessment Manager for Project-Based Learning

techlearning

(CHICAGO, IL) April 11, 2018 —In an effort to support project-based learning, Defined Learning today announced its latest extension to Defined STEM , the Portfolio Assessment Manager. Many standardized tests do not measure these critical skills and district leaders need an assessment system to support an analysis of student experiences with these applications and skills.

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Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

Edsurge

A few weeks back, EdSurge published a podcast interview with education consultant and commentator Alan November, and Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Houston Independent School District Mike Dorsey, after chatting with the two education experts at ISTE. Alan November One problem is that companies are still making money off of selling those “$1000 pencils” as ways to improve productivity.

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Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

techlearning

Almost 20 expert science publishers, including leading school science supplier Carolina Biological Supply Company working together with expert curriculum developers from the Smithsonian Science Education Center, welcomed the challenge. Carolina’s Building Blocks of Science |3D was designed to meet the full intent of California’s Science Framework and reflect its vision and philosophy. We were careful to meet every facet of CA NGSS.”

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Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. I can include quick formative assessment tools, drawing or brainstorming contributions from everyone and even 3d and virtual field trips. I’ve blogged before about 10 Ways to Use Screencasts for Formative Assessment. This is something you should assess and make sure they can do.

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Ohio Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic an Approved Assessment Provider

techlearning

September 10, 2018— In its request for qualifications, the Ohio Department of Education “sought vendors with assessment tools that can fulfill multiple purposes to assist districts in selecting tools that will maximize their use of time and resources, and provide high educational value,” according to its website. Assessments had to meet the minimum criteria in the RFQ in order to be approved for use. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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