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Developing a New Metric for Assessing Learning – from Beth Holland


This post first appeared on Education Week’s EdTech Researcher blog. After that exercise, we break down the tasks. Throughout modern history, educators have viewed learning as a metric that could be assessed.

Digital Natives Still Need Help Navigating Online Assessments


But navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. Navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. You can find ways to bring in tools and assessments that mirror the functionality of the tests. If you can replace a traditionally paper and pencil test prep exercise with a computer-based one, do it! Education Technology Assessments Technology in School

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How to Prepare for the SAT Essay

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While it traditionally is an assessment tool for college-bound seniors, more and more high schools are choosing it as an exit exam for graduating seniors (such as these changes in Ohio and the State of Washington ). Free, web-based or mobile device. High School assessments

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The Most Beautiful Way to Assess, Poll and Engage: Typeform

Fractus Learning

Optimized to look stunning on all devices (desktop and mobile), Typeform is well worth exploring as your go-to tool for polling, quizzing, surveying and engaging students, staff and parents… Or anyone, come to think of it. On-Device Quiz and Assessment. Overview.

Learning Walks

A Principal's Reflections

To help achieve an ROI we increased the number of formal observations and evaluations, collected learning artifacts (lesson plans, assessments, student work, etc.) Classroom Walkthrough Digital Practice Assessment Downingtown Area School District ICLE Jonathan Blow Matt Friedman

How Machine Learning and the Cloud Can Rescue IT From the Plumbing Business


Many educational institutions maintain their own data centers. He would rather focus on how the College Board, which administers the PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement Tests, can help students reach their educational goals. "We We were also able to include a lot more features than would have been possible otherwise and to test it heavily on a wide variety of mobile devices. How do you think machine learning and Function as a Service will impact higher education in general?

New Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

The Answer Pad the great student response system and mobile learning tool has just been updated w/ a brand new polished look. This is an excellent site/app that allows educators to turn their classroom paperless and do all testing/assessing on an iPad. Also, educators can use Answer Pad for any subject and easily integrate it into their curriculum. assessing iPad mobile learning student response system

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. There are promises about “brain training” exercises that will keep the brain “fit” as one ages. ( The analysis is also relevant to education.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Because it’s web-based, it works on all platforms including mobile devices (with a downloadable app).

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years


In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms.

Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

The Answer Pad the great student response system and mobile learning tool has just been updated w/ a brand new polished look. This is an excellent site/app that allows educators to turn their classroom paperless and do all testing/assessing on an iPad.

Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites w/ Educational Portal

Technology Tidbits

sites that can be used in education. The reason for this was a lot of sites that are beneficial for education require that a student has an email account to login. Best of all, educators create/monitor all student account activity. A great all-in-one solution for education.

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Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.

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#EdClusters16 Post-Convening Summary

Digital Promise

Department of Education hosted the 2016 Education Innovation Clusters Convening (#EdClusters16) in Providence, R.I., EdClusters16 brought more than 140 leading educators, ed-tech entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and thought leaders to collaborate, work, and learn together.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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Then that too changed when rote drills and worksheets were replaced with cerebral challenges and dynamic exercises. Students can track correct responses allowing it to be used as an assessment if desired. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

This is a perennial question, one that often exercises the minds of many higher education lecturers. 5) Mobile phone Texting is always a useful option, but not everyone wants their mobile number to be accessible by academic staff.

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Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

You might feel like me that they are detrimental to learning and a plague on the education system. Even though I’d like to abolish them completely, I realize standardized testing is part of the education system and not going away anytime soon.

The emerging landscape of testing

Bryan Alexander

EdTechDigest was kind enough to publish them as a column, “The New Politics of Educational Data” Reproduced below: As winter gives way to spring in the northern hemisphere, we are witnessing the emergence of a new politics of educational data. Based on discussions I’ve conducted with leading thinkers and practitioners, I can identify two competing ideologies, with powerful implications for the future of education. Assessment and data-gathering will be the crux.

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How teachers can go blended (when they’re the only one)

The Christensen Institute

About the author: Casey Lynch is a K-12 education research intern with the Christensen Institute focused on interviewing and profiling schools in the Blended Learning Universe Directory, and a rising 8th grade English teacher in The School District of Philadelphia. However, sustaining innovations are vital to any robust sector, and, in the education sector, they may fulfill the needs of teachers looking to innovate within traditional school contexts. Education Blog

5 Tech Tools to Inspire Reading

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They get an escape from reality, exercise for their brains, a closeness to like-minded souls, answers to problems–and reading can even predict success in school. Does the web tool have educational applications ? So many fun programs are also educational, this isn’t a high hurdle.

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13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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As digital equity discussions matured and hyperbole became reality, educators found that those loudly-touted digital devices often became paperweights. Educators sign up with a Teacher account and then set up classes and accounts for students.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum. Students gain valuable experience with the help of hands-on learning activities practiced extensively in STEM-based education.

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What Can Higher Ed Learn from Precision Medicine?


Over the last few decades, discussions in higher-education reform have evolved from the concept of getting as many students through the doors of colleges, to making sure they complete their intended pathways. Now, the conversation appears to be shifting toward a question of educational well-being. It aligns with what we’re hearing from Americans each day in our own Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Pulse , which polls 122,500 people per year. First, it was about access.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. The purpose of focusing on these specific streams in K-12 education is to prepare students for the future by deepening their understanding of fundamental concepts. Related: Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education. What is STEM?


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

EdNews Daily

Maybe, we need to look at educators in a new context of what teaching really is in most schools, and whether it should be given cultural, economic and technological change. Formative and summative assessments. By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher?

14 Quick ways to tech-up your classroom


This is a free desktop and mobile app that boasts a broad range of educational games. This is a mobile app that enables teachers to quickly assess their students. This is another mobile app, positioning itself as Astronomy for Everyone.

How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

But since these subjects are important for them to have a promising career in the future, educators must find a way to make the STEM subjects less difficult and more engaging. In this blog, we will look at how educators and publishers can create STEM courses that will achieve the best outcomes for students. To begin with, educators can try to augment the existing curriculum with STEM, instead of creating a fully STEM-based curriculum.

3 Ways to Fix District PD—Tap Internal Talent, Analyze Your Data Footprint, and Listen


Consensus with Consistency Last fall, Mancos worked with the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) to conduct a “readiness assessment” of its ability to support and train educators to adopt the new tool. The presenting teacher was paid for his time preparing and teaching the sessions, and his peers received continuing education units for attending. Together, these assessments represent your technology and data footprint.

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Student Response in the Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

Google Forms : useful tool to help you create surveys, give student assessments, collect any type of information in a streamlined way. This student response system allows teachers to send out questions, prompts, and assessments to smartphones, laptops, or tablets.

Learning Revolution Free Events - ISTE Unplugged + Hack Education - AERO - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Students Driving Change

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We are already receiving some great presentation proposals for Library 2.014 and the Global Education Conference. Partner Spotlight Alternative Education Resource Organization AERO is a primary networker of educational alternatives around the world.

30 Sites & Apps for Learning to Program or Code


Below is a list of some of the best resources for students and educators looking to learn how to program and code. Best of all is the educator portal which allows teachers to track and monitor student progress. This is ideal for assessing students and differentiating instruction.

Using Connected Learning to Empower Student Agency

Educator Innovator

From video chats to charity basketball games, educators are empowering youth civic engagement by connecting politics to interest-driven learning as a means for teaching argument writing. And educators across the country found creative ways to put their own twist on this model.

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

Google Keep is now officially a part of G Suite for Education and integrates sweetly with Google Docs. This is also an excellent way to create other types of habits as well, like remembering to take your backpack home, drink water, exercise, etc. Mobile Voice Notes.

Get Motivated to Do Project based Learning the Right Way #pbl

The CoolCatTeacher

Now you get to make a poster or website or a hangar mobile or whatever product it might be.” Like I said before, you have feedback, you have learning spaces, you have publishing, formative assessment, powerful mini-lessons.

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To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need To Learn To Manage Risk


teens accessing the Internet via a mobile device that allows them to be online anywhere and at all times of day, parents are desperately looking for ways to protect teens from online predators, bullies, and their own poor decisionmaking. Researchers looked at 74 Android mobile apps and found that 89 percent of the security features on the apps focus on parental control by blocking and monitoring teens’ online activities.