Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Open Badges in Elementary School.

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

Seesaw embodies simple authentic assessment. If you’re using iPads, your whole elementary school can have their own personal portfolios in a safe, private way. Workflow using SeeSaw in the elementary Classroom. Recommendations on assessment with Seesaw.

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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.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kelly Gary, a first-grade teacher in Pennsylvania, about five ideas for improving elementary math with technology.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Now, Mike, you have five ideas for us today, to do formative assessments.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. Educators have come to realize that there are lots of reasons why a test score doesn’t reflect student knowledge. Self-assessment.

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

In our third and final blog in our series on the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) we’ll explore successes in the elementary school context. Read our previous blog posts on Assessments and Personalization for the bigger picture. Next Generation Learning: Elementary School.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment. Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. We created Assessment Items.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Information and links on this assessment idea.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. hours per week on science during the 2011-12 school year, the last for which data is available, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Oregon educators are hoping that proves true here.

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

We screen shared for about 2 1/2 hours but I clipped this down to smaller bites and separated it by topic so that educators around the world can use these for onboarding students and teachers.

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An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

Kleinspiration

FluencyFinder the popular educational iOS app for determining Reading Fluency has just recently released their long awaited update. FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1 st -8 th ). FluencyFinder V.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

The program was developed and refined based on educator feedback and rigorous, ongoing research, and has been recognized by independent review organizations. This lowers expenditures on assessments and, according to a national survey, saves teachers up to a month of instructional time.

3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

Neo LMS

Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them. For starters let’s briefly define the three basic forms of educational assessment. Formative assessment — This type of assessment happens on-the-go, during the learning process.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

2 – Designing Online Assessments As you assess learning online, you’ll want to use the research-based best practices for online assessments. Feedback using your formative and summative assessment tools is also essential.

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Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. Create a theme-based party and celebrate your students’ accomplishments and commitment to their education.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is such a hot topic for educators these days, and one that all educators in all subject or grade levels can approach, but many are on the fence on whether it’s something with which they want to engage. April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School.

Four tips from a successful elementary school

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, a student at a Mississippi elementary school reads during class. Kathleen Grigsby principal of Davis Magnet World IB Elementary School, spoke to The Hechinger Report about student success at the school, particularly with early literacy. Higher Education.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom

The Christensen Institute

” In retrospect, 5th-grade teacher Diane Johnson laments the lack of diversity of students’ experiences in her first blended-learning classroom at Orr Elementary School. As part of the first cohort of blended educators in the District of Columbia Public Schools in 2013, Johnson had established a Station Rotation routine in her math and science classroom. ” The post Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom appeared first on Christensen Institute.

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicole Naditz on episode 478 Standards-based grading — where students are assessed by specific standards — is being discussed or implemented in many districts.

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Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

This story about science instruction was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

And Eric Curts @ ericcurts from Control Alt Achieve and co-leader of their higher Google Educators group has so many fantastic ideas. This blog post is being added to 100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators.

6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator

Gaggle Speaks

We’ve done some curation for you and picked out our top websites for elementary school educators. The website also has assessments for grades 2-5 that are directly tied to Common Core standards. Smithsonian Education.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. Amazon Education Thought Leader.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

The Really Good Stuff team has curated the best apps in education for the K-2 to classroom — all in one place. Administrators Assessment Classroom Management Data Driven Instruction Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

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Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

A research study from the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University demonstrates a link between an adaptive learning program and improvement in mathematics achievement for students in grades 3-5.

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? GoNoodle : Help your children and yourself stay active and mindful with GoNoodle Thrively : Find the right kids activities, educational games, and apps for your child. Kids get a strength assessment and then suggested online and face-to-face activities. Schools being closed is nothing new. There are spring and winter breaks. There are snow days.

Amidst Opioid Addiction, Plummeting Morale, One Elementary School Reinvents Itself

Edsurge

When you enter Parker-Varney Elementary School, you are immediately struck by the relaxed atmosphere. For students experiencing toxic stress from poverty, parental incarceration, homelessness, parental substance abuse, abuse and neglect, these relationships and support are essential to educating the “whole child.” Our second grade students in our 2/3 Band went from 29% proficient in September 2016 to 77% proficient in June 2017 on i-Ready reading assessments.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

In this session, we’ll share where we are now, emotional trauma and learning, how effective distance learning compares to face to face learning, how to take your class online, accessibility and equity, assessment, and project-based learning.