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!

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!

Digital Assessments: More than an online quiz

Class Tech Integrate

There is a sea of assessment tools out there in the EdTech world: Kahoot, Google Forms, GoFormative, Nearpod, Socrative. The biggest arguably being that technology allows for great support of Personalized Learning. Thinking "Outside the box" on Assessments 1.

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

I read an interesting article in EdSurge last week about how current educational technologies do little to move learners beyond rote recall of knowledge and it caught me off guard. It was not the belief that technology has yet to be harnessed to its highest potential that surprised me. It is true that many fields are only starting to see the benefits technology brings to their work. Education Technology Assessments Technology in School

Differentiated math instruction using Front Row: adaptive math for K-8 classrooms!

Kleinspiration

It’s great to see this dynamic in which students are not only using technology to learn, but they’re helping each other out in real life. The iPad version has a whiteboard like educreations that the students can use to do math right in the app.

Supporting ELL Students with EdTech

Class Tech Integrate

As I have seen the boom in EdTech over the recent years in our district, I have really paid attention to the technology tools that are available to help our ELL students succeed. Over the last 13 years, I have spent my career in education in the Springdale School District in Springdale, AR.

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Video Projects to Engage Learners: 20+ Tools & Tips

Teacher Reboot Camp

Some of my favorite video creation tools and apps for quick video productions, include Powtoons , Animoto , Educreations , ToonDoo, Touchcast, Instagram, Magisto , Popcorn Maker , Wideo, and Dvolver. In Learning to Go , find rubrics for assessing these projects, which you can edit to your projects’ needs. Effective Technology Integration Mobile Learning digital storytelling film movie video video projects video storytellingRecently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers !

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Supporting ELL Students with EdTech

Class Tech Integrate

As I have seen the boom in EdTech over the recent years in our district, I have really paid attention to the technology tools that are available to help our ELL students succeed. Over the last 13 years, I have spent my career in education in the Springdale School District in Springdale, AR.

How to Craft a Learner-Centered Classroom – Guest Post from Ann Feldmann

EdTechTeacher

How can we craft learning environments that take advantage of technology to help students become independent, engaged, and reflective of their work? Having technology is just one important piece. Using technology for whole group instruction and formative assessment.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” Use the self-grading features of programs like Google Forms to assess student work.

Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1

wwwatanabe

Educreations is a favorite because you can add pages and annotate on the pages with the tools. Educreations is an iPad app that can also be accessed from your browser. Since Educreations is like an interactive whiteboard, it requires a narration to record and save.

5 Easy Peasy Options for Tech Integration

Tech Helpful

There are some ways to integrate technology in your classroom that adds value to your learning environment and pretty much can be a go to no matter what the lesson plan. For years teachers have used whiteboards for quick formative assessment to see if daily learning objectives have been met.

Just Another Typical Day

A Principal's Reflections

For years we have embraced the effective integration of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. For a final project, each student had to create brochures and posters using technology tools to accompany a written paper detailing their trip.

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We Might Be at the End of the Free Ed Tech Era

techlearning

Their success rate of companies is incredibly high as they helped start Class Dojo, Plickers, Remind, Padlet, Blendspace, Educreations, and a WHOLE host of others. Is the free ed tech era dying?

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

MindShift

She used to teach social studies, but is now the K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach at Rock Valley Community Schools in Iowa. She emphasizes that, as with any classroom technology, teachers need to be careful not to just substitute a tech tool for an analog one.

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An Educator's Challenge! iPads in an Elementary Classroom

MSEDTechie

Using technology everyday and teaching others about it is my passion. Each year, I am seeing more and more students entering elementary school with technology knowledge greater than ever before. This app can be used as a simple 1 minute assessment, or more extensive presentation.

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

Number one skill for being successful in learning: the ability to self-assess. When focusing on 1:1, iPads, etc: Focus on teaching teachers to give better feedback and students to self-assess instead of the technology. Integrate the technology into core content PD.

Digital Storytelling and Stories with the iPad

wwwatanabe

It can be used as an authentic assessment. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

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Digital Storytelling and Stories with the iPad

wwwatanabe

It can be used as an authentic assessment. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. Educreations is an iPad app that can also be accessed from your browser.

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High-Level Thinking, DOK, and Shifts Needed in Schools

wwwatanabe

DOK questions are easy to assess with whiteboards, worksheets, responders (clickers) , or through Google Forms because there are correct answers. Furthermore, when those teachers integrate technology, it''s more often analog, with paper/pencil substitutions.