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Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

Kleinspiration

FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1 st -8 th ). The teacher will begin the assessment by starting the app timer and then tap (+) or (-) as a student makes or corrects a mistake. FluencyFinder V.

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.

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. All Subjects Best of the Podcast Classroom Management Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

7 Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid

TeachThought - Learn better.

7 Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid contributed by Daniel R. Venables, Founding Director of the Center for Authentic PLCs This post has been updated with additional resources and republished It’s that time of the school year when teachers are facing writing their first or second wave of unit tests and assessments. The post 7 Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid appeared first on TeachThought.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. And that could be why just 38 percent fourth grade students performed at or above proficient on the latest National Assessment of Education Progress for science, which was administered in 2015.

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.

Dealing with Anxiety about State Testing in Elementary Schools [Infographic]

Where Learning Clicks

Test anxiety starts early for many students, so we share some tips for eliminating the stress many students experience during testing in elementary school. The post Dealing with Anxiety about State Testing in Elementary Schools [Infographic] appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. And that could be why just 38 percent fourth grade students performed at or above proficient on the latest National Assessment of Education Progress for science, which was administered in 2015.

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.

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.

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.

3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Elementary School New Teacher Tools

Reading Curriculum Boosts Elementary Literacy

techlearning

CSUSA assessed students’ reading abilities in the fall, winter and spring using the computer-administered, adaptive screening tool, NWEA™ MAP®.

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. She started off her class with a whole-group lesson, then moved students through three different 15-minute stations—one station was the adaptive assessment and instructional tool i-Ready, another was math games, and a third was independent work based on the lesson.

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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Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Student achievement was measured using scores on the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) mathematics assessments, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) mathematics assessments, and state assessments for Maryland and California.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios. At the younger ages, our assessment system is built so that students are seeing steady progress with benchmark books.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios. At the younger ages, our assessment system is built so that students are seeing steady progress with benchmark books.

PBL Elementary Teachers Offer Field-Tested Advice

Edutopia

Andrew Miller PBL Planning Elementary PBL teachers encourage their colleagues to start small, build success skills and background knowledge, assess intentionally, share the story, be patient, and trust yourself Photo credit: ftfaust via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

New Research-Based Games Available for Elementary School Students

techlearning

The elementary school games complement Legends of Learning’s existing middle school suite of more than 800 games and simulations.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

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. 6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator Click To Tweet.

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. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Self-assessment.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Paperless Testing: Most Grade 3-8 Students To Be Assessed Online in 2016

Marketplace K-12

This will be the first school year in which most elementary and middle-school students take state-required tests online. Assessment Common Core Pearson air assessment douglevin drc edtechstrategies ets mcgrawhill onlinetesting pearson questar

School sees massive literacy boost thanks to new assessment attitude

eSchool News

At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, 82 percent of Morgen Owings Elementary School’s students were working below grade level. We have work to do, but shifting our mindset regarding assessment has made a huge impact. Assessment Fatigue and Frustration.

Elementary School Wellness Program Helps Young Males of Color Cultivate Their Identities

Edsurge

Over the past three years, a group of elementary school students from Southeast Washington, D.C., Over time, the greater school community noticed how the institute’s work was impacting the kings and wanted to spread best practices around wellness from TBI across Stanton Elementary.

Ongoing Assessment of New Balanced Literacy

MiddleWeb

Policastro, McTague, and Mazeski bring the collective expertise of university professors and veteran teachers to bear in this thoroughly researched and well-documented book to assist educators as they develop formative assessment practices, says Nancy Chodoroff.

5 Creative “Googley” Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Idea Friday All Subjects Assessment Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Teachers Tech Tips Tools

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20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Assessment Blended Learning and E-Learning Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Trends and Topics Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Tech Tips Technology Tools Web Tools

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. 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. Across Parker-Varney Elementary, teachers focus on what can work rather than on what is not working.

Towards Choice-Based Learning in Elementary

My Paperless Classroom

My challenge, now working in elementary school as a push-in tech teacher, how can I develop and model the possibilities of choice based learning for the teachers I work with? Have students share their learning from centers to drive and/or the class blog to model data collection and assessment.

Three ways to help end the disconnect between pre-k and early elementary education

The Hechinger Report

Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition: As children move from their pre-K classroom into kindergarten, they need support and guidance and strong ties should exist between the pre-K program and the feeder elementary school. Alyssa Auck.