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.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

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Other books were pursued to fill a particular need, such as inspiring learning spaces, assessment that matters, or classroom management in the digital age. Approximately 25,000 books reached teachers’ hands through various channels, including kindle ebooks.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom.

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

Kleinspiration

First off, there is the reporting element. helps a teacher track, assess, and measure literacy improvement and progress with easy to use reporting features that produce easily understood reports. Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap!

BENCHMARK UNIVERSE PRO TIP: How to Get Started with Benchmark Universe Quickly & Easily

Benchmark Education

You can then begin adding assessments, eBooks, and ePosters. Analyze Reports*. Note : You’ll need a subscription to one of Benchmark Education’s online assessment products to access this feature. Keeping a copy of the reports is a breeze!

Zing

Technology Tidbits

Zing is a fantastic site for finding free ebooks that I just found out about from Richard Byrne's award winning blog. Best of all, is the ability for an educator to track their student process through built-in reporting and assessments. ebookThis is a great site for education as a user can search search through thousands of books by subject, topic, or reading level.

Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Online education addresses this issue by offering additional information and explanations via eBooks and other forms of online resources. Whereas eBooks are created on an online software and is digitally published and distributed. Hence, the cost of eBooks is always cheaper than the combined cost of traditional textbooks for the academic year. eBooks can be embedded with sharing features, where students can share content and comment on other student’s posts.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Each collection can include web pages, images, documents, eBooks, and more! ” Library Technology Reports 50.7 What’s curation?

Classroom Organizer - free app to organize your classroom library and book room

Educational Technology Guy

The app allows you to Inventory print and eBooks, Import titles directly from your Booksource order, Add your existing books, Import your student roster, Enable students to check out and return books, Run assessment reports on student activity, Organize bookrooms and share eBooks with the Classroom Organizer School portal. Classroom Organizer is a free web based and mobile app that allows you to organize and manage your classroom library and school book room.

Maker culture

Learning with 'e's

The recent Higher Education version of the Horizon Report highlights some interesting predicted trends for technology adoption. The Maker movement, user-generated videos, self-published eBooks, personalized domains, and other platforms have all seen steep increases in recent years.

Sites/Apps Every Teacher should try for Back to School

Technology Tidbits

Answer Pad - A fantastic Student Response System that lets educators seamlessly assess students, differentiate instruction, and turn their classroom paperless. Book Creator - The world's leading eBook creator for education that can be used in a wide variety of ways.

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

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Here, the player is given money, a weather report and lemonade supplies. At the end of the day, students assess how they did and adjust accordingly. Some systems allow the user to hyperlink a table of contents to an ebook, YouTube video and other supplementary content. Education Technology Higher Education Technology Tips Technology Trends Teaching & Learning Assessments Digital Learning in Higher Ed

#ETTChat: App Smashing with Book Creator – an Interview with Tom Daccord & James Daley

EdTechTeacher

Book Creator is a multimedia book-making app by Red Jumper Limited that allows users to easily create and share their own original ebooks. A consistent favorite in K-to-8 classrooms, Book Creator has an easy, intuitive interface that allows users to create books, reports, and presentations.

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Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

According to a 2018 report by Pew Research , one in four Americans didn’t read a single book in the last year, and bookstore chains are in decline. I have read five long-form eBooks on it in the last few months through the Kindle reader and enjoyed them just as much as paper.

Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing

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Here are highlights from these conversations: To learn how to deepen writing instruction in your district and build 21st century skills at scale, download the ebook, Writing for Creative and Critical Thinking. For district leaders used to relying on the state assessment for data on writing performance, implementing a consistent way to digitally track student writing can be transformative. “It

How to Become the Netflix of Textbooks—and Make a Digital-First Transformation

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This new approach is fueled by trends that have impacted academic publishing over the past decade, including: The Rental Market: Companies like Wiley report textbook rental as the major cause for their recent 27% revenue decline in their Q3 (compared to 2016). Digital: In the past two years, sales of ebooks, learning solutions, and other digital products have begun to surpass print for the first time at companies such as McGraw-Hill.

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Carolina Biological Releases Version 3.0 of Carolina Science Online

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] Teachers and students who adopt the program can now access variety of digital media: Phenomena videos, interactive simulations, interactive eBooks, and formative and summative assessments (scored electronically).

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5 Ways to Use Learning Analytics in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Whether it is eLearning or classroom learning, one cannot determine the effectiveness of the education provided, only on the basis of assessment scores. By looking at a detailed learner analytics report, teachers can identify certain patterns.

How to Use Office Mix in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

Assess and Provide Feedback. Offer formative assessments at the end of the instructional mixes and then give students feedback on where and how to improve. Incorporate the reporting and analytics into your grading and feedback loop to offer more personalized direction to students.

Video Projects to Engage Learners: 20+ Tools & Tips

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can create video tutorials, silent films, screencasts, lip dubs, commercials, news reports, music videos, documentaries, movie trailers, video diaries, vodcasts, soap operas, stop motion films, machinimas, claymation, talk shows, and game shows. In Learning to Go , find rubrics for assessing these projects, which you can edit to your projects’ needs. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress

TeacherCast

Teachers report that leaders in their schools and systems are committed to professional learning. Teachers report that their schools use student achievement data to plan professional learning, but they don't use a variety of data to assess its effectiveness.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. It contains 100 practical articles, study tips and self-assessment exams. Gutenberg.org Project Gutenberg is home to about 46,000 ebooks that you can download for free. Guest Post by Julie Petersen.

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Librarians: Information literacy is a must-have skill

eSchool News

Overall, lack of budget and limited staffing were reported as some of the greatest obstacles for doing as much as they would like to drive development of this important skill set,” said Kevin Stehr, ProQuest vice president of North American sales.

11 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

This helps them become familiar with collaborating and sharing online while assessing their knowledge on relevant class topics. Write an Ebook. This could replace the traditional write-a-book-report activity students engage in as prep for their next school year.

10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

This helps them become familiar with collaborating and sharing online while assessing their knowledge on relevant class topics. Write an Ebook. This could replace the traditional write-a-book-report activity students engage in as prep for their next school year.

What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress

TeacherCast

Teachers report that leaders in their schools and systems are committed to professional learning. Teachers report that their schools use student achievement data to plan professional learning, but they don't use a variety of data to assess its effectiveness.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

In a variety of ways, we continuously assess the usability and effectiveness of the ST Math program, and we provide educators, administrators and students with the tools to do so as well. Effect sizes as reflected by multiple state assessments.

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13 Ways to Use Canva in Your Classroom

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Cover pages add just the right amount of professionalism for reports, poetry collections, ebooks, a magazine, or any other project that shares curated knowledge. I use greeting cards as formative assessments of student tech skills.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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This includes Google search tips; legalities of using online material; how to watch online videos; how to read and annotate pdfs and digital ebooks; and the use of scroll bars, tool bars, and embedded links. Classrooms are infused with technology.

TONS of #RightDevice Tech Resources from @IntelEDU 's New Learning Community to Support Teachers!

Kleinspiration

Make Your Records Reportable with Fluency Finder - click here - All teachers keep records, whether they are supported by technology or kept in a paper grade book. Apps such as FluencyFinder provide a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level.

Fuel Education Expands Reading Literacy Platform for Schools and Districts

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It now offers more than 13,000 high-quality, leveled eBooks to help schools boost their balanced literacy program for students in grades K–12 to improve reading skills. According to a recent news report , the United States’ world ranking fell from fifth to 13 over a five year period.

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4 Tips for Student-Created Digital Books

Graphite Blog

Just like reading an interactive ebook is more engaging than reading a print textbook, creating a digital book is a lot more fun than writing a typical report or essay. But more important than making learning fun, creating an interactive ebook gives students who struggle with writing a better tool for sharing their ideas and demonstrating knowledge. Though most ebook-creation platforms focus on narrative writing, most of my digital book projects are nonfiction texts.

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10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

This helps them become familiar with collaborating and sharing online while assessing their knowledge on relevant class topics. Write an Ebook. This could replace the traditional write-a-book-report activity students engage in as prep for their next school year.

3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

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Teachers and parents know all this and still, the Literacy Company reports that most teachers in classes of twenty+ students spend only five minutes a day reading, and 46% of American adults cannot understand the label on their prescription medicine.

Tech Tools for Active Learning Classrooms

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With Canva, students can create cover pages for reports, poetry collections, ebooks, magazines, or any other project. IT ENABLES EDUCATORS TO ASSESS LEARNERS IN A VISUAL BAR GRAPH WHILE STUDENTS TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR OWN LEARNING.

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How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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As we got near each other, the young man literally grabbed and hugged me,” my colleague reported. For more on precision differentiation, check out the infographic, How to Navigate the Needs of (M)any Student(s) So All Roads Lead to Learning , and the eBook, Differentiating Instruction for Acceleration and Equity. “Stay out of jail!” That was the subject line of an email I received shortly after I started in my new role as CEO at Achieve3000.

Reinventing Writing by @Coolcatteacher

A Principal's Reflections

This often produces a disastrous effect as the pedagogy does not support the use of the technology tool in arriving to or assessing learning outcomes. " You can''t just drop new innovations into a classroom and hope that the instructor will invent effective ways to use them.

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13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students can practice persuasive writing, comprehension, and typing skills by completing reviews, reports, and reading logs online. In school subscriptions, quizzes are available to assess student basic comprehension skills.

4 Tips for Student-Created Digital Books

Graphite Blog

Just like reading an interactive ebook is more engaging than reading a print textbook, creating a digital book is a lot more fun than writing a typical report or essay. We then compiled the pages into one ebook to share with parents and other classes.

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Alabama Department of Education Gives Students Free Summer Access to Fuel Education Solutions

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From May through July, students across the state have free access to two FuelEd online learning tools, Stride™, an award-winning digital learning solution that rewards student progress with games, and Big Universe®, an online reading literacy platform featuring thousands of eBooks.