Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Becky Holden in episode 398 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten. Twitter: @ bholden86.

Buncee

Technology Tidbits

Best of all, Buncee Classroom lets educators track students, assign quizzes, and even differentiate/assess instruction. For more exciting news from Buncee such as: ISTE, Buncee Chat on Twitter, and more, check out their blog by clicking here !!!

iPad 41

Digital Storytelling and Stories for the Desktop

wwwatanabe

It is great differentiation for all students including ELs , gifted, and special needs. It can be used as an authentic assessment. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. This is an extensive list of ideas on assessing digital storytelling.

Wiki 84

Digital Storytelling and Stories with the iPad

wwwatanabe

It is great differentiation for all students including ELL, gifted, and special needs. It can be used as an authentic assessment. When shared on a teacher''s blog , a Tweet can also be sent through Twitter asking for comments on their work by adding the hashtag #comments4kids.

iPad 100

Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Creating the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. Together with a team of researchers and developers, this group formed the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. DIFFERENTIATING. INSTRUCTION. Schools are drowning in data.

Data 209

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Aspinall on Episode 396 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. His book, Code Breaker – 15+ Ways to Get Started With Coding, continues to top the charts in STEAM Education with a focus on rethinking assessment and evaluation.

How To 358

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Strategies introduced range from conventional tools such as quick writes, online websites, and visual writing to unconventional approaches such as Twitter novels, comics, and Google Earth lit trips. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker.

Starting This Week: MTI 562

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class (Differentiation)

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning. Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker.

LMS 222

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessment Blogging Education Free Resources How to Guides.

Tools 252

From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

The Principal of Change

In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings” , I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others. Your ability to create a video on Twitter (skill).

Data 59

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

We expect them to differentiate their instruction, address students’ social and emotional challenges, close achievement gaps, and ensure all students are prepared for life in the 21st century. Teachers today struggle to keep up with society’s expectations.

EdTech 285

The 6 Truths Of Effective Educators

The Web20Classroom

They might experiment with various, evidence-based instructional practices. Are Students of their Students- Most educators can attest that if they know who their students are, how they learn and how they think, they can better differentiate for those student's needs. While formative assessment is a key part of knowing who their students are, Effective Educators go deeper.

How Teaching Compares to Working in an Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The skills of being able to engage students and control a classroom are very different from selecting public radio stories or writing curriculum and assessments. For more information visit @ListenCurrent on Twitter. The ed-tech startup boom is being driven by former teachers.

Getting Blended Learning Right in Your School

edWeb.net

Since blended learning is about changing instruction, technology must follow an instructional plan. Julia recommended assessing what works best for what students in what circumstances. Follow Julia on Twitter @juliaffreeland.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

Educational Technology Guy

Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Launch, Fail, Grow: Using Iteration To Build Great Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Readers will know that I promised a thoughtful follow-up to my previous post in which I criticized DeLisle’s recent Ed Week rant on differentiated instruction. For, surely, this is the issue with Differentiated Instruction. Using Iteration To Build Great Schools.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

techlearning

13, 2018—After a comprehensive review of instructional programs for science courses, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has chosen Science A-Z to be part of its instructional materials adoption in science for grades K–5.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In my own experience, I remember sitting through a class on differentiated instruction. To further make this point, let’s discuss what differentiation is. An Instructional Coach.

How To 352

What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Schwartz on episode 141 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more.

Iowa’s Buena Vista University launches new track within online Master’s Degree program powered by Discovery Education

eSchool News

BVU’s 30-credit hour Master’s program in Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction provides working K-12 teachers the academic background they need to enhance their teaching practice and advance their careers fully online.

How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms

Kleinspiration

Any observer can see the vast amount of student collaboration transpiring online from teachers sharing their classroom practices via Twitter chats, class blogs or websites, Instagram, Periscope and more. After all, like Ross stated in his article on formative assessment, ".what

How To 227

The 6 Fundamentals of Technology Coaching

EdTech Magazine

They maximize their learning when teachers know how to integrate existing tech with the latest instructional best practices and strategies. Just like with teaching, integration specialists need to differentiate instruction and support to meet the needs of the teachers. Start with a solid instructional idea , then match how the technology can enhance the unit, lesson plan, curriculum, project, assessment, etc. . Twitter.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans.

12 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content And Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans . I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration.

Florida’s Commissioner of Education Approves the Award-Winning Discovery Education Science Techbook for Classroom Use Statewide

techlearning

Through this process, an ancillary print resource was also approved for classroom use to support school systems taking a blended print/digital approach to science instruction. Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series empowers educators to transform science instruction.

STEM 55

Part 2: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … More Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans.

Guest Post: But What Will We Do With Learning?

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Please note that I will continue my Technology and Differentiated Instruction series in the next few weeks. As educators, most of us were taught to think education is about giving learners a model, a plan for implementation, and a system for assessing the impact of that model.

Part 3: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Process

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the third post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans.

UDL 91

Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015

Shake Up Learning

14:18] Technology can be used for learning, assessment, and feedback. [15:41] 22:37] Differentiate instruction with technology. Twitter : @coolcatteacher. Title : Teacher and Instructional Technology Director. coolcatteacher on Twitter.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

The conversations in these presentations centered on impactful instruction and the magnitude of digital options. It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom.

Part 5: 12 Tech Ideas and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Online Discussions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fifth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans.

20 Ideas and Resources Promoting 21st Century Skills Through Project Based Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans . I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration.

Indiana’s Hamilton Southeastern Schools Select Discovery Education Science Techbook for Use Across All K-12 Grade Levels

techlearning

By integrating Discovery Education Science Techbook into all HSE classroom instruction, teachers will have powerful new tools that will help them create engaging science lessons that ignite student interest in scientific concepts.

STEM 52

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans.

Reflecting on 2015… Ten Resources I Found Valuable

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. This ability provides one more way to differentiate learning. This is a great formative tool to check understanding and decide the next move for needed instruction.

Building a Makerspace Culture to Support Standards and Learning … 10 Ideas and 16 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration.

What Would Dewey Do? Quotes…Ideas…Resources for Genuine Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

First, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans . I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Thanks to Twitter, I connected with so many of my dear friends over lunch, group discussions, dinners, and parties. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction. click here to add these amazing people to your Twitter network! *