Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

The CoolCatTeacher

Thomas Guskey shares insight on assessments From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Assessment expert Dr. Thomas Guskey reflects on the positives and negatives of assessments during distance learning. He also gives advice about how he thinks schools can improve their assessments this fall to focus on learning. Assessment Edtech Tool Tuesday Overcoming in Covid19 Teachers

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. There are many different types of digital assessment tools and apps that allow teachers to quickly see what their students understand in a variety of ways through exit and entrance tickets, quizzes, student response systems, peer feedback, self-evaluation, graphic organizers, polls, and games. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.


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How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Today, I want to focus on the need to assess digital literacy and what tools are available to do this. Why assess it? Here are the five most common reasons schools feel the need to assess student and faculty digital literacy: To complete online testing.

Assessing Writing Without Grading


The post Assessing Writing Without Grading appeared first on OnCUE. Learn assessments edtech education conference ELA ELA teachers Fall CUE writingOver the next several weeks, OnCUE will be introducing readers to some of the presenters who will be showcased up in Sacramento at this year’s Fall CUE Conference. These presenters want to give you a teaser of what to expect at their session – and hopefully inspire you to join them! Read on to hear from them […].

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. There are many different types of digital assessment tools and apps that allow teachers to quickly see what their students understand in a variety of ways through exit and entrance tickets, quizzes, student response systems, peer feedback, self-evaluation, graphic organizers, polls, and games. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

Top edtech tools for digital differentiation


Pre-tests are quick ways to assess ability levels. Some of these may interface directly with your learning management system, so you can import student rosters, assign, and gather assessment data seamlessly. Read more: 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student.

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Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers. Both the math and reading sessions focused on how edtech could be used during independent work, formative assessment, and pedagogically-sound blended learning. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

Digital Leadership edtech interactive whiteboardsLong gone are the days where the overhead projector reigned supreme in the classroom. I still vividly remember venturing to the local office supply store to get my transparencies made for my lessons. After all, who would even think about direct instruction with the assistance of notes displayed on a screen instead of writing them all out in chalk? On second thought, I did do that on occasion when I forgot to get transparencies made.

The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom


The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom. In a hybrid learning setting, both educators and students get to use a lot more edtech during the school day without completely losing the much-needed face-to-face interaction. Read more: Top edtech tools for digital differentiation.

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Assessing the evidence for edtech

Ed Tech Now

The widespread criticisms of the recent LSE and OECD reports are poorly founded and do nothing but undermine the argument for serious edtech Continue reading → Academic research BYOD edtech education technology Louis-Philippe Beland LSE mobile phones in schools PISA Richard Murphy

Using @Nearpod & Digital Notebooks for Formative Assessments With @MsBDuncan

Teacher Tech

The post Using @Nearpod & Digital Notebooks for Formative Assessments With @MsBDuncan appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool Guest PostLearning during these unprecedented times should focus more on process.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning. Throughout the K-12 learning landscape, assessment practices are changing to embrace assessment for learning, not assessment of learning. Assessment Trends In 2020: A Vision For Assessing Today’s Students. A continued shift towards formative assessment. Though a list of trends this may be, the growing practice of deliberate formative assessment is here to stay.

Draw, choose, write or say: Fantastic formative assessments

Ditch That Textbook

Formative assessment can be drudgery. Or formative assessment can be fantastic. Teachers use formative assessments to get the pulse of the class, to see how students are progressing. When used correctly, formative assessments let [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology formative assessment gafe Google AppsWhen students are doing the same quizzes and the same practice questions all day long, it can be less than stimulating.

Savvas Learning Company and WestEd Provide Cutting-Edge Math Screener and Diagnostic Assessments

eSchool News

Savvas, a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, will be launching its new Savvas Math Screener and Diagnostic Assessments for use with its enVision® Mathematics , the nation’s most popular math program. These are assessment tools that educators will come to love and trust.”.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. They’re completing formative assessments. Bethany: Wow, EdPuzzle is just fabulous because you know you can embed that formative assessment right there in the video. In the classroom the formative assessment is extremely important, and those tools just make it fun. They are asking about whether or not they are going to be assessed, basically, and that’s so great that they get excited about sharing what they know.

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A new twist on traditional assessments: Ideas you can use

Ditch That Textbook

The metaphors you can use for assessments go on and on. Assessments don’t, however, have to be a formal quiz or test. Assessments can be creative and innovative. […]. DitchBook Twitter chat assessment ditchbook edtech educational technology formative assessment reflection student understanding twitter chatIt can be a measuring stick. A magnifying glass. It’s a glimpse into student understanding.

What does an edtech coordinator do?


One of those jobs is education technology (edtech) coordinator, a title that might not be the same in all schools and countries, but comes with similar tasks and responsibilities. What does an edtech coordinator do? Read more: 6 Building blocks for a successful edtech strategy.

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20 ways to use Formative for awesome assessment

Ditch That Textbook

Uncategorized assessment edtech educational technology feedback formative goformativeWhen I return graded homework to students, I sort of cringe on the inside. I’m never sure where all that hard work and meaningful feedback is going to end up. Sometimes it’s in the trash (or recycle bin). Sometimes it’s on the floor of the hallway. The worst for me: half-torn and sticking out of the [.].

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

While we’ve come a long way from the “grasping at straws” syndrome, educators continue to ponder the worth of many educational technology (edtech) products and struggle with the best and most efficient means of choosing these products. So how does a teacher find new edtech products suitable for their classroom and determine their value? Tips for discovering the best edtech tools for your classroom. Use a search engine dedicated to edtech products.

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How to grow your confidence with using edtech these days


The use of edtech varies significantly from school to school. A reluctance to using edtech always stems from more complex issues. Online education requires the use of edtech, and if we are to continue to educate students, we can’t ignore the online learning environment.

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Using Icons to Assist in Routines, Organization & Formative Assessment With @MsBDuncan

Teacher Tech

Use of icons can assist in everything, from highlighting agendas, deadlines for a task, watching a YouTube video, to clicking on a scheduled Zoom meeting and even formative assessments. EdTech Tool Guest Post

Next Generation Learning: Assessments


“Next generation” learning is receiving some buzz in edtech circles, and so I thought we could delve into it a little more, not least because what I have discovered is a lot of NGO-style verbage, of the kind that is heavy on policy and light on real-world detail. This will be the first blog in a series about NGLC, and today we will explore a NGLC grant recipient, Del Lago Academy, that has designed an innovative assessment model. Today we’ll explore a new approach to assessments.

The Top 5 EdTech Players in Asia – 2021


Register As we enter 2021, here we look at the top 5 EdTech players in Asia that have shown remarkable growth and resilience. Across Asia, the EdTech companies are striving to educate communities through their online learning platforms and apps. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Classroom Management Pedagogically sound lessons Monitoring Accountability for learning Feedback Assessment Classroom Management It is tough to argue the fact that many learners will quickly go off and remain off task if a classroom is not managed effectively. Mitigating edtech related issues rests on authentically engaging as many learners as possible. Assessment I would be remised if I didn’t include this strategy.

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My article for the TES: How to… Use technology to support assessment.


It was about ways tech tools can support assessment in the classroom. Have you got any other tech tools which help when assessing pupils? Tagged: apps , assessment , edtech , education , tech , technology. education apps assessment edtech tech technologyI recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Read the full article by clicking here. Leave a comment below.

3 Ways in which edtech enables hybrid learning


Using all sorts of edtech (educational technologies), teachers can create engaging and interactive online learning experiences for students of all ages and across grade levels, provide personalized support, keep track of and assess each student’s progress, and so much more! 3 Ways in which edtech enables hybrid learning. First, there are so many edtech tools out there that no teacher can test them all and see which ones are the best for their classroom.

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These edtech tools are perfect for hastle-free assessments

eSchool News

With the shift in education towards data-driven instruction, teachers spend inordinate amounts of time on assessments: checking for understanding, formative assessment, summative assessment, quizzes, tests, essays, research papers, projects and any other way they can think of to not only assess whether a student has mastered a skill or topic, but also to assess the efficacy of their own teaching. A Better Solution with Edtech? Two Unique Assessment Tools.

Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit

Ditch That Textbook

Gamification assessment edtech educational technology formative assessment kahoot quizalize quizizz quizlet quizlet liveThe best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, and Gimkit can help.

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Part two will discuss how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. 8 tips for educators to build strong relationships with developers during the edtech purchasing process.

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The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?” Somewhat ironically, however, the multi-billion dollar EdTech market is primarily focused on digitizing the delivery of content and offering more efficient solutions to tracking and organizing student information.

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Assessments in higher education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment, is a series of measurements that uses various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. The term “assessment” is so broadly defined because it needs to include any outcome or goal in any activity or discipline that can be a part of this process. Assessments are always cyclical and are revised to meet requirements. Formative assessments.

Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech) companies have capitalized on technology’s potential to personalize learning experiences for students, which can result in content that is layered with mechanisms to support the needs of diverse learners. Due to the edtech industry’s rapid expansion, little is known about the effectiveness of individual applications and programs. 5 major challenges surrounding edtech procurement. There’s no formal way to assess student and educator needs.

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Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

Despite the challenges educators face when trying to purchase edtech tools, new procurement tools have emerged that support evidence-based decision making when choosing and buying edtech products. In support of this process, Digital Promise created the Edtech Pilot Framework , which provides a multitude of free tools to help you in your edtech purchasing journey. Start with a Needs Assessment to Prioritize Students when Purchasing Edtech.

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What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor : PowerSchool has fantastic a fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at including my “Digital Dozen: 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom” and an upcoming webinar on “Best Practices for a Balanced Assessment System.” The Really Useful #EdTech Book. ” The post What’s in Your Edtech Bag?

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New Certification for Edtech Products has Unique Learners in Mind

Digital Promise

With many schools undergoing distance learning or operating in hybrid environments due to COVID-19, edtech tools are being used more broadly as a fundamental part of teaching and learning. Are the edtech tools designed to support learning differences? To help educators and families feel confident that the edtech products used by students support powerful learning, Digital Promise created a process to effectively certify products.

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