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?” Why assess it? What to look for in assessment tools. Education reform literacy

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to reflect on the way they assess their students for Goal 17: Re-evaluate Value. Assessment shouldn’t make students feel like quitting. Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more!

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Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As states, districts, professional organizations, and other entities develop systems and policies that include recognizing micro-credentials for educators, overarching guidance should enhance quality and consistency. Educator Micro-credentials Educators From the CEO Partnerships Researchers

Why students’ ability to mobilize relationships is an essential back-to-classroom competency

The Christensen Institute

To ensure students like Maria are equitably supported for success, her ability to mobilize relationships in service of her needs is essential. . Do students have the skills and mindsets to mobilize diverse relationships to expand their career opportunities? Education Blog

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to reflect on the way they assess their students for Goal 17: Re-evaluate Value. Assessment shouldn’t make students feel like quitting. Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more!

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. Setting up assessments is fast and easy. There are many types of assessments in GradeCam including handwritten numeric. One of the advantages of GradeCam is the quick feedback that you get for your assessments.

Two new reports shed new light on social networks to support social mobility

The Christensen Institute

Frimpong and his colleagues from Brookings published what was really a first of its kind study, titled How We Rise , on how social networks impact economic mobility in 4 cities across the United States – Charlotte, Racine, San Francisco, Washington D.C. Uncategorized Education Blog

Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track. The success of mobile learning relies on proper planning, reflection, and evaluation to improve. Has staff been trained in digital pedagogy (lesson/project design, assessment, etc.)? What will be done to educate parents?

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. Technology like tablets PCs, apps, and access to broadband internet are lubricating the shift to mobile learning, but a truly immersive mobile learning environment goes beyond the tools for learning to the lives and communities valued by each individual learner.

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Hypothetically, effective mobile learning can empower learners by enabling them to better assess and select relevant information, redefine their goals, and reconsider their understanding of concepts within a shifting and growing frame of reference (the information context).” — Marguerite L. A model for framing mobile learning.

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

With a pedagogy first, technology second if appropriate, approach to instructional design, educators can begin to support and enhance lessons with an array of tools. Sites like Common Sense Education and edshelf make it easy to find the right alignment to the right instructional strategy. However, if a well-designed assessment is in place, then the natural course of action is to allow learners to select the best tool for the task.

3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

eSchool News

Beekmantown (NY) Central School District, a rural district of 2,070 students, was on a mission to be the most progressive educational institution in the area. When funds were earmarked for school wi-fi, we wanted to harness the Internet to provide a world-class education for every student in this district. Because robust filtering and reporting features come standard with Kajeet, we’re now able to ensure that students are using wi-fi for its intended educational purpose.

Riverside Insights Launches Battelle Early Childhood Assessment with Updated Data Validity

eSchool News

This makes the BDI-3 the most comprehensive early childhood assessment on the market. The new Riverside Score platform offers digital access to make administering and scoring assessments faster and easier. Scoring and reporting can now be done on paper, online, or using the mobile app.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

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

Try these great digital strategies for assessment

eSchool News

Educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using a number of free digital tools. Related content: 5 assessment trends to track this year.

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

New National Research Indicates Teacher Professional Development Program to Integrate Mobile Technology May Have Positive Impact on Students’ Standardized Math Test Scores Verizon, the Program’s Creator, and its partner, International Society for Technology in Education, to Launch Verizon Mobile Learning Academy to Train More Teachers Nationwide NEW CARROLLTON, Md. – ISTE Mobile Learning

Brightwheel Acquires MyChild, Targets Early Education With Mobile App

Edsurge

million in seed funding to build a free mobile application for parents to stay updated with their little ones at daycares and classrooms — everything from what they ate at snack time to what number they counted to that day. Brightwheel wanted MyChild for the parent communication and student assessment components of the tool, he says. He adds: “There is an insane amount of paper in this industry — sign-in sheets, daily reports, assessments, and notes to parents.

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

Fortunately for me I have already begun to work with my staff and students to transform the teaching and learning culture at New Milford HS as it pertains to cell phones as mobile learning devices. This shift in mindset can be directly attributed to what I have learned from innovative educators in the social media spaces that I now delve into on a routine basis. By the end of last school year many more teachers were incorporating mobile learning devices into their instruction.

The Road to Invisible Assessment

Edsurge

Are great teaching and assessment fundamentally at odds? One might think so because, unfortunately, the words “test” and “assessment” are often used interchangeably. Yet somehow assessment evokes a more positive reaction. Done well, assessment is ongoing, constant and invisible. Ten years ago, invisible assessment was a concept long on potential but limited by the realities of the classroom. But little by little, invisible assessment is becoming a reality.

Aperture Education Wins 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Award

eSchool News

Aperture Student Portal, which supports social and emotional learning in high school, is named “Best Competency-based Education Solution”. About Aperture Education. This system enables education leaders to make strategic, data-based decisions about SEL within their organizations.

Otus - LMS, Data Management and Assessment Management, all in one easy-to-use product

Educational Technology Guy

Otus is an interesting product, created by educators. It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. It provides powerful assessment options to support every subject, grade level, and pedagogical method. And has a mobile app for educators, students and families. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. assessment data learning management system lms

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Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

edWeb.net

Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by Microsoft Education.

Aperture Education Acquires Ascend to Expand its Social and Emotional Learning Offering for High Schools

eSchool News

Aperture’s research-backed DESSA assessment integrates with Ascend’s goal-setting software to create a powerful, engaging new SEL tool for high school students. About Aperture Education.

WiFi Minute: Wireless LAN Assessments VS Performance Assessments [VIDEO]

SecurEdge

In this week's episode, we explain the differences between wireless LAN assessments and performance assessments so you can get the most out of your wireless system. Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Mobility Video Consideration Stage SMB WiFi MinuteFor most businesses, troubleshooting wifi problems is something you can't afford to deal with. Any amount of downtime or slow performance is costly in time, money and reputation.

Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Nik Peachey

Check out my ebook As a result of that workshop and the research that developed from it I've now developed this list of criteria for evaluating mobile apps for educational purposes. Will it work across all / most mobile platforms and also work within a desktop web browser? The safest way to ensure this is to check to see if the app also has a browser based version, so that students without up-to-date mobile devices will still be able to participate.

3 digital strategies to help with assessment

eSchool News

Educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using a number of free digital tools. Related content: 5 assessment trends to track this year.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

” Unfortunately, there is a wide gap between the number of under-skilled Rhode Islanders and the number of adult education openings available through the state. Even if there were enough adult education services to help each person, some adults are unaware of which skills they need. Nilson, a participant in the program and a former educator in his native Brazil, put it simply: “How can you know you have to learn if you don’t know what’s there to learn?”

Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

Edsurge

For the assessment mavens at Educational Testing Service ( ETS ), these evolving capabilities present both a challenge and an opportunity, says the organization’s Markku “Mark” Häkkinen. Häkkinen leads the Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology Research Group at ETS, the 60-plus-year-old nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization that administers K-12 state exams along with the well-known GRE and TOEFL, among other tests.

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.

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. Two Unique Assessment Tools.

Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential

eSchool News

Assessments are more than just measuring how well students are doing in particular subjects in school, and they can actually improve student learning. In fact, frequent assessments can have a positive impact on a student’s education from kindergarten through college. Testing can help students better retain and recall what they studied, not only for the final exam, but as part of their overall educational development.

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Kids Discover Online unveils custom assessments feature

eSchool News

Kids Discover , a provider of engaging science and social studies curriculum, announced that its interactive digital library, Kids Discover Online, now includes custom assessment capabilities. Kids Discover Online enables educators to mix and match material from science and social studies to facilitate students’ exploration of big ideas through cross-curricular learning. The Assessments feature was in high demand, so we built it.”.

Developing a New Metric for Assessing Learning – from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Education Week’s EdTech Researcher blog. Too often as educators, we take our own ideas and experiences about teaching and learning and impose them on our students; and yet, none of us experienced school in the age of the iPhone, Google, or ubiquitous access to content and media. Throughout modern history, educators have viewed learning as a metric that could be assessed. Beth Holland Blog Featured assessment EdTech Researcher Metrics

Self actuated mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

This is a continuation of my short series of blog posts on mobile learning. In previous posts I have argued that mobile learning is increasingly popular as an informal activity, and that personalisation of learning is an important characteristic of smart phone use. We are a now mobile, itinerant society where tethered computing is becoming increasingly anachronistic. Diversity is clearly one of the most important attributes of mobile learning.