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How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect. Listen to Starr Sackstein share how to assess with respect. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. 2 SMARTboard Technology and Creating Story Problems with Students’ Names in Them. How do you keep up on technology?

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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. She currently serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Cherokee County, GA, and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Common Sense Ambassador, and a Seesaw Ambassador.

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. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. Why Screencasting Is a Useful Formative Assessment Tool.

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. So give us the first one and help us understand how great formative assessment can help us better manage our classroom. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands. And this is a good one for self-assessment.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. Five Ideas for Technology Stations. Educators, I just want to encourage you.

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. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. What is the biggest mistake teachers make when using formative assessment.

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. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. Vicki: So, what kind of formative assessments are you doing on the iPads?

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

This series has told the stories of some of the grant recipients of the Next Generation Learning Challenges program, describing schools that have taken seriously the need to adapt, modify and in some cases entirely reinvent learning modes, and teaching models using technology as a basis. 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. Next Generation Learning: Elementary School.

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. In today’s show, Alan November discusses a groundbreaking new assessment strategy to make you think: The origins of this strategy. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Listen to Monica Burns talk about formative assessment tools and tips.

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. Maybe the student had a bad day; maybe s/he isn’t good at memorizing (and the test was mostly memorized facts); maybe education researchers are right that doing well on tests isn’t a predictor of student success.

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

This week, I created a quick review crossword puzzle of the conversations we had in Zoom about technology change, types of interfaces, input, output, and processing devices. There are even technology and sociology map games you can use.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. ” The post 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3) appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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.

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. He is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology? So, Jacqui… you’ve given us five great ideas for writing with technology.

Why Assessments Are Still Useful — and Accurate — in a Pandemic Year

Edsurge

As most school systems have learned by now, assessing learning in a pandemic comes with all sorts of challenges, including but not limited to how (and where) to assess students and whether the data being gathered is even accurate. Is Remote Assessment Accurate?

3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

Neo LMS

Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them. They are typically named as one of the most time-consuming activities for teachers, and debates continue on how effective current standards of assessment are in actually measuring what students know, vs. simply measuring teacher and school performance. For starters let’s briefly define the three basic forms of educational assessment. 3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech.

Technology and Innovation as Paths to Educational Equity

edWeb.net

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and, in many ways, worsened the digital divide and other inequitable aspects of America’s education system. Culatta, Chief Executive Officer of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE); and Dr. Michael T. Reimagining Education.

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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Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. In today’s show, Liz Kolb talks about the role of learning and technology: What is the role of technology in learning. When technology is a distraction. How we can make technology improve learning and not distract from it. Want to hear another episode on improving learning with technology? Book: Learning First, Technology Second.

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. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum. I’ve been working a little bit with some folks in the elementary world, which is a stretch for me.

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. Teachers need to become students, and students need to become teachers so that students can create, design, and assess their personal learning experience. But What About Technology?

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. in School Counseling Program, Freed-Hardeman University, TN, lays out strategies and ground rules for what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to assessments. Create a theme-based party and celebrate your students’ accomplishments and commitment to their education.

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for helping teachers make progress with technology. 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. One of 20 TrustED Educational Thought Leaders. #3

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. Today we talk to an award-winning French teacher turned Instructional Technology Program Manager who can help us understand the pitfalls and possibilities of successful implementation.

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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.

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

The district has also decided to support their educators through this critical time by ensuring strong, ongoing implementations of Core5 and PowerUp via yearlong Success Partnerships with Lexia. “We Teachers also really like how user-friendly the educator platform is.

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.

If We Do It Right, Teachers Plus Technology Can Free Educators to Focus More on Students

The Christensen Institute

The McKinsey Global Institute’s recent report on the future of work for women made for an interesting headline at Education Week: “Forty Percent of Elementary School Teachers’ Work Could Be Automated By 2030.” The report’s case study of elementary education teachers points to an automation trend that could be a good thing for teachers and students. But the mountain of academic and nonacademic tasks educators must tackle each day often leaves them doing triage.

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. Eric is an authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator and provides Google Apps training to schools, organizations, and conferences throughout Ohio and across the country.

Researchers say AI will ‘greatly impact’ the future of education

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. AllHere isn’t the only AI-powered technology startup that expanded last year.

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. . When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. . What Are Summative Assessments Vs. Formative Assessments.

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Students Are Slipping Through the Cracks of Special Education. Schools Must Do Better.

Edsurge

The teacher reached out to me, an education consultant recently hired by the school district to support struggling learners. As an educator, it’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day “administrivia” of making hundreds of decisions a week.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Assess the video. You might want to just use the statistics in the dashboard to see how students are watching and what they’ve done, but I love that it tells me how many questions I have to assess or grade. The post Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Sponsored by Edpuzzle From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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