Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. We felt that students were learning about the outcomes in DL10, but we needed a better model for assessment.

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


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.

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Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series on formative assessment, and I am sure you will find these tools most valuable. Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. Back Channel for Formative Assessment.

Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

Catlin Tucker

In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons to collect formative assessment data.

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

Flipgrid is also a great way to build a growth mindset and self-assessment. Students could use Flipgrid to document learning progress throughout the year and use it as a way to review their growth.

Testing Literacy Today Requires more than a Pencil and Paper

Digital Promise

The results of large-scale tests may be used by schools or policy-makers to make important decisions such as grouping students by ability or assessing how well schools are doing. In Canada, assessment reforms and innovations are slowly taking shape.

Design Your Own Digital Choice Board

Catlin Tucker

Assessment. The example above is a digital choice board I created using a Google Document. On the other hand, a secondary teacher might design a board focused on one aspect of their curriculum, like reading or writing.

The Thank You Project #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Download the Thank You Project – Word Document. She was nominated by a colleague for the Teachers that Rock – Class of 2018, and by her principal and supervisor for the 2017 New Jersey Exemplary Secondary Educator award.

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What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Actively Learn is a freemium online education platform that allows students to read a book (or some other document), make comments, answer questions posed by the teacher, and even collaborate with others.

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10 Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

This goes for secondary students too! If students are completing work online, I create a Google document with step-by-step directions, links, and screenshots to help them navigate that online work. If I grade something, it is an assessment.

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The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum


Different sections provide a PK-12 continuum of skills, identification of priority skills for every grade level, and graphic organizer assessments for the priority skills. The ESIFC includes a rich repository of downloadable graphic organizers to support assessment.

What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

ViewSonic Education

Primary and secondary schools are swiftly responding to the evidence in support of active learning. ” Short written responses are a great way to review materials and assess student understanding. The benefits of active learning compared to traditional lectures are well documented.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios. At the younger ages, our assessment system is built so that students are seeing steady progress with benchmark books.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios. At the younger ages, our assessment system is built so that students are seeing steady progress with benchmark books.

21st Century Learning with Explain Everything – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe


What does assessment look like in 21st Century education? So a summative test like the PARCC is a good tool but not the only way that we should be assessing our students throughout the school year. Assessment should not only be summative but also formative, ongoing, and project-based.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

completion of a minimum course of study, content mastery, proficiency on college- and career-ready assessments, etc.) Information about how digital learning content assesses, teaches, and depends on (requires) common content standards such as State academic standards.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Other documents, like periodic check-in forms, are also available on the site. This is taken into account when they are assessed for their work. The work was assessed according to the IOCS Rubric.

From Consumption to Creation on the iPad


I remember when I went one-to-one with devices in my secondary English classrooms. When iPads are added to the pedagogical equation, the recipe for curriculum, instruction, and assessment changes. Technology integration can be difficult.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

This means pupils are able to share thoughts and work together on projects, such as documents or presentations. For example, simply using a keyboard to type up a document to enhance its presentation may not always be the most effective use of technology.

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

EdNews Daily

It’s librarians that are supposed to curate and guide further studies and deeper dives or sideways jumps to secondary topics. In business, coworkers are constantly telling each other what folder to look in for what document and guiding the discourse of business. By LeiLani Cauthen.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Just a disclaimer though, I am a high school math teacher, so a few of the tech-tools I reference in this post belong mostly in a secondary math classroom, but with a little elbow grease and ingenuity, there are ways to fit them into any K-12 math curriculum as well.

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How to Connect Data to Effect Meaningful Change


Its roots can be traced back to the 1990s when Congress reauthorized Johnson’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Improving America’s Schools Act (IASA) required the development or adoption of state assessments and tied them to Title I funds. These assessments, as well as the later assessments under NCLB, were originally envisioned as an effective means to measure student learning and hold educators accountable, but the results haven’t lived up to the promise.

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TEACHER VOICE: What we’re all ignoring about the stubborn achievement gap for Latino students

The Hechinger Report

Yet if we gave them documents on solid fuel propulsion, nuclear medicine and astrophysics, they would become struggling readers. It was difficult to set discrete objectives and difficult to teach and assess. An elementary, secondary and post-secondary school teacher, Patrick D.

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

Higher education has found itself under increasing pressure to change that, just as has happened in elementary and secondary schools, where a battery of standardized tests constantly check in on what students know. Students in a class at Frederick Community College in Maryland.

What is G Suite for Education? | What You Need to Know! (FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

Google Docs : Google Docs is a free, web-based word processing tool that allows you to create and edit documents online and collaborate in real-time. Jamboard : is a web-based service that allows End Users to create, edit, share, collaborate, draw, export, and embed content within a document.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class


Laurence’s College in Brisbane had just 50 minutes to write up a formative assessment on the representation of robots and artificial intelligence in the movies. Previously, if I was doing annotations on my screen and then if I wanted to share that work with students, I would have to either upload it to a OneNote or email that document to students,” she says. That way a secondary explanation of a concept can happen instantly as opposed to the next day,” she says.

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Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality


These standards have been traditionally published only as human-readable documents, such as PDFs, that can’t be used directly by education technology tools. In other words, statements within PDF documents cannot be reliably referenced in information systems and digital content. As the learning map references become available on the open web, dynamic learning content will also be able to link to specific activities and assessments.

How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars


If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the semester shoring up students’ contextual knowledge through multimedia presentations and analyzing primary and secondary sources together, students file in for the big day and gently pick up their Socratic seminar prep packet.

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In Evolving World of Microcredentials, Students, Colleges and Employers Want Different Things


That's an interesting dynamic where so much of this is at this intersection of not just higher ed or post-secondary education world, but it's also what's happening in terms of employer training. We've been doing that for the last 40 years—with Prior Learning Assessment and with ACE credit recommendations. You're going to get individuals learning from different sources, but how is it assessed and endorsed and standardized?

2017’s Ho-Hum, Unremarkable, But Too-Often Ignored Lessons in Education Technology


In 2016, I visited 41 elementary and secondary teachers in Silicon Valley who had a reputation for integrating technology into their daily lessons. But I saw no fundamental or startling changes in the usual flow of lessons—setting goals, designing varied activities and groupings, eliciting student participation, assessing student understanding—that differed from earlier generations of sharp teachers.

It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

We are going to talk about classroom strategies to help you give students a global audience for their work, meaningful connections with outside classrooms and experts, and how student portfolios can support student learning even after it has been assessed.

Cloudschool: a free LMS that makes it easier to plan and teach lessons

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Imagine how much time you could save if you had a way to create, document, share, and present your lessons from a single place. In addition to videos, you can easily add photos, PDF files, links, worksheets, and more to create engaging lessons and assessments.

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25+ Ways to Use Google Keep for Teachers and Students – SULS041

Shake Up Learning

Click and drag the note into your document. Click-and-drag from the Google Keep sidebar to add notes and images to your document. Google Keep for Feedback & Assessment. Google Keep makes the perfect companion for teachers giving feedback and assessing student work.

A new ‘Seal of Endorsement’ for teachers evaluating ed-tech

eSchool News

Created specifically to serve the educational market, GEI places learning products into the hands of teachers, who evaluate them based on classroom use and a vigorous assessment process.