Ongoing Self-Assessments: Students Reflect On and Document Their Progress

Catlin Tucker

For the last two years, I have published several blogs detailing my journey away from traditional grading and assessment practices. Ultimately, I want students to take an active role not only in their learning but also in the assessment of their progress as a learner.

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can use an Assessing my Assessment sheet to reflect on their growth and identify areas for improvement. “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard. Digital portfolios are one of the most powerful ways my students take ownership of their learning and reflect on their learning journeys. Digital portfolios help students set, track, and achieve their academic learning goals.

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.

Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

Documenting Learning. Silvia Tolisano sees documenting learning as: a process of intentional documenting serves a metacognitive purpose. being open for feedback ( Documenting FOR Learning ). Blogging as a Form of Documenting Learning and Reflection.

4 Tech Tools for Photo Documentation

Brilliant or Insane

The post 4 Tech Tools for Photo Documentation appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Assessment Technology edtechBrilliant or Insane. I fell in love with photography the year we took our kids to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

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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.

Win a Document Camera and a HearALL Assessment Recorder from Learning Resources

Kleinspiration

HearALL™ Assessment Recorder ( click here ) Product Description : Hear way beyond! Authentically assess students’ skills and participation in small groups. Document student progress for assessment, then upload files to digital portfolios or share with other educators or parents.

Google Forms for Paperless Assessment: Documenting Communication with Parents

Inquire and Inspire

When exploring teaching practice through a 21st century classroom lens, many questions about assessment practices arise. How can teachers use available technology to make assessment practices more efficient?

In the Hands of the Students: Document Cameras

Inquire and Inspire

This week we take a look at Document Cameras. So I modified the system slightly into what I now call Shared Assessment. Here''s where the Document Camera comes into play! Person #1 now revises their work based on agreed upon next steps via the Document Camera for all to see.

How to "ClassSource” a Simple, Meaningful, and USEFUL Review Document

techlearning

Before every major assessment I like to facilitate review activities in class. Video TL Advisor Blog blog Assessment Creative

3 ways real-world feedback could disrupt traditional assessments

The Christensen Institute

Innovative assessments are getting a fair amount of attention in K-12 policy circles as a handful of states gear up for the federal innovative assessment pilots and ESSA implementation gets underway.

Fun Assessment for Silent Sustained Reading

Catlin Tucker

The challenge for me was to design an “assessment” that was meaningful. I had tried everything from the traditional book report style assessment to more creative movie trailers, but I didn’t feel like they accomplished what I wanted from a silent sustained reading assessment.

Launching a New Phase of Research for Agency by Design: Exploring Documentation and Assessment Strategies for the Maker-Centered Classroom

Educator Innovator

Project Zero’s Agency by Design team is developing documentation and assessment tools for maker-centered learning and “maker empowerment”, which they see as the key to ensuring that the maker movement secures a long-term place in education and pedagogy. Specifically, we now see developing qualitative assessment strategies as the next frontier of research for maker-centered learning. The challenge of documenting and assessing maker empowerment is a tricky one.

The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

Edutopia

Reshan Richards Formative Assessment To assess your students'' ongoing awareness of what and how they''re learning, consider using cameras, screenshots, video, and screencasting as everyday classroom tools

Efficient Documentation in Guided Groups with Google Forms & Tab Resize & Tab Glue

Inquire and Inspire

You need someway to document their progress. The challenge is that none of this documentation of observations and conversations can be easily and quickly sorted. assessment Chrome store documentation extensions google google forms tutorial workflow

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

The Christensen Institute

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. Sometimes conversations about “real-world” assessments devolve into obsessing over carefully constructed simulations or elaborate word problems.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA). During this reflective process, it is expected that school leadership teams collect and document aligned evidence for each item.

Why Teachers Should Digitally Document Evidence Of Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why Teachers Should Digitally Document Evidence Of Learning contributed by Shelley Hudson For early elementary teachers, measuring student learning is especially challenging. Early elementary teachers assess student learning through 1:1 conversations, student artwork and more. The post Why Teachers Should Digitally Document Evidence Of Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

Digital Promise

In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE). Kimberly Sheppard is a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools in Georgia.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

techlearning

The 1-column rubric, Google Form built for better, faster student data and feedback, and the use of my homemade student tracking system are a triple whammy when it comes to formative assessment. edtech Google Apps TL Advisor Blog Assessment

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques. These can be formal–formative or summative assessment, multiple choice, short answer, essay, matching, and related iconic “test” forms. So what about assessment as a matter of tone and purpose?

Learn Why EduSight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement | @EduSight

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Vikram to discuss why EduSight is simply the best standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student achievement. Edusight is a standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student learning with grades, notes, photos, and audio/video comments.

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Learn Why @Edusight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Vikram to discuss why Edusight is simply the best standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student achievement. The post Learn Why @Edusight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement appeared first on TeacherCast.

6 Ways to Make Learning Visible

Brilliant or Insane

How do we make learning visible, so that we might surface and document powerful discoveries about the influence of our teaching on learners? Assessment documentation visible learning Brilliant or Insane. How do we distinguish knowledge, skills, and thinking from….learning?

How to use the App ‘Socrative’ As A Fantastic Assessment Tool

EdTech4Beginners

Socrative is an App (or you can use a Web browser) in which quizzes, tests and assessments can be easily created by educators and subsequently completed by students. How Do I Create My First Assessment? education App assessment ipad learning lessons plenary Socrative

How to use the App ‘Socrative’ As A Fantastic Assessment Tool

EdTech4Beginners

Socrative is an App (or you can use a Web browser) in which quizzes, tests and assessments can be easily created by educators and subsequently completed by students. How Do I Create My First Assessment? education App assessment ipad learning lessons plenary Socrative

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.

How to "ClassSource” a Simple, Meaningful, and USEFUL Review Document

Cycles of Learning

Before every major assessment I like to facilitate review activities in class. Assessment Chemistry Design Google Invention Megacognition Technology Tutorials Videos

Say that again!: Mathematics, Assessment and our most vulnerable students

Inquire and Inspire

Photo Courtesy of Emory.Edu The problem then became how do I assess what I just heard. Often times students weren't able to replicate their knowledge, understanding, or thinking on a "final assessment" that I would give them. How do we assess our students understanding and thinking?

Five Tips for Assessing PBL – from Douglas

EdTechTeacher

The Record of Thinking is the documentation of that learning: the “Making Of” the movie. Students who have been diligent about documenting their process up to this point really see the benefit of this work, and the final narrative is truly a metacognitive piece grounded in actual evidence. Students who haven’t kept up with documentation do poorly, regardless of how the final project turned out. Blog Douglas Kiang Featured assessment Daily Genius Maker Space PBL

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.

New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

this year I am bound and determined to move ALL assessment into the classroom! Click To Tweet This may sound like a crazy resolution given that most teachers spend hours of time outside of school assessing their students’ work.

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

But digitally documenting a student’s inquiries through substitution tools makes learning visible and provides formative feedback. For example, when my students create a digital concept map in coggle about a unit on biodiversity, they substitute a paper and pencil version of a concept map with a living document that can be shared and revised from home or school. Socrative , Kahoot and TopHat , are great tools for augmenting assessment, especially in flipped classrooms.

Assessing Teaching: A Curriculum Theory Approach

ProfHacker

I’ve been thinking a lot this past semester about how we assess teaching, for various reasons. Someone with a curriculum as content perspective would probably opt to assess teaching by: Looking at someone’s syllabus. What are some other institutional ways of assessing teaching?

Triangulating Assessment via Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

When such tasks have been implemented, we then have the responsibility to gather meaningful information for assessment and evaluation purposes. The Triangulation of Assessment is an effective and authentic way to gather such data.

SHARED ASSESSMENT: The Feedback Triangle

Inquire and Inspire

There is another method for co-constructing deep understanding and that is through a shared assessment experience. The Feedback Triangle , a concept I first learned of from Garfield Gini-Newman , is one such strategy for engaging students in a shared assessment experience.

Document Student Learning through Google Drive (part I)

Inquire and Inspire

Lets say your students doing a presentation and you wanted to assess it at another time. Part II will look at documenting student data through observation, anecdotal notes Some of us still carry home bags full of student work. Yuck! I know I hated those days.

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Replacing Filler in Special Education Documents

Edutopia

Jeffrey M Hartman Assessment Special education teachers can better serve their students by recording challenges and progress with accurate data, measurable goals, and explicit anecdotes

Beyond Assessment: 3 Other Uses for Socrative – From Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

With its built-in quick questions and quiz options, it is an incredible resource for formative and summative assessments. This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers and featured as a #TechTipTuesday. Socrative is a free student response system that works on any device.