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.

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop


CHICAGO – June 25, 2018 – According to a national study by , schools with one-to-one laptop environments show higher levels of academic achievement. Now with today’s launch of the world’s first augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) laptop from Silicon Valley company, zSpace Inc.,

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Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Doug: Kids walk in there.They hand them a Mac laptop. You want to make sure that your formative assessments are based on where the student is at, not some kind of standard that every student in your classroom has to jump through.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments


Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn''t present. The website allows you to assess students’ learning in a fun and engaging way, and it is very simple to use. Students can use computers, laptops and mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones. The even cooler feature is that Brainrush automatically differentiates the assessment based on the answers the student gives.

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


Have them log in on the right side of the iPad app, or on their laptop here. adaptive math adaptive math assessments common core math app education elementary math apps front row front row ed iPad assessments math app printable common core math pages teaching

IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Deb transformed her classroom into a blended learning environment using her class website as a launchpad, as well as laptops and iPads with her students daily.

6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

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.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

And what they enable you to do is complete a performance and then you’ve for a given delay period to get back to the device whether it’s a laptop or an iPad or an android tablet and see that.

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Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments


I remember being that shy little girl in my elementary class who would sometimes know the answer, or had a question, but didn’t feel comfortable speaking out. Creative Formative Assessments Can Help: Save time assessing students.

7 Ways to Creatively Ask Questions in the Classroom Using iPads!


Now, at quick glance, teachers can privately assess their student''s understanding. Step 1 - Set Up a Free Account: I recommend doing this from a desktop/laptop. Paperless Classroom and Assessments : The program is simple to use but robust in features.

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3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot

Fractus Learning

This website makes it easy to create engaging, media-rich “quizzes” for formative assessments, appropriate for students in upper elementary, middle, and high school. And they can respond using a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet, which makes it fantastic for BYOD classrooms.

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

High-quality learning can happen on laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or cell phones. If you only had six laptops in your classroom, how would you best utilize them? Another center had the classroom’s six laptops to work on English-language learning skills.

K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts

EdTech Magazine

Last spring, the district began transitioning its older laptops to Dell 3180 and 3189 Chromebooks. to help them assess their technical and professional development needs. . Your elementary teachers might be further along than your high school teachers,” she says. “We

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What's Making a Difference in Math Education for ELLs?

MIND Research Institute

Kalim Rayburn, Principal, Rea Elementary, Calif. According to Principal Lisa Molinaro at Woodbrook Elementary, a Title I school in ACPS with a high ELL population, ST Math is the reason she has seen an increase in her students’ probability, statistics and geometry skills.

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

First, taking the time to assess your needs and installation conditions will help you pick an education projector you’ll be satisfied with. Assess lighting conditions and ability to control ambient light. Finally, you’ll want to assess connectivity.

Educational Technology Support


MasteryConnect - share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance. is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web.

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. Not this : He sat and looked at the computer for a full ten minutes before he grasped it and experienced the icy weight of his first laptop. Rather: Laptop in hand, he wrote.

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Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

You’ll find them in elementary classrooms and university lecture halls. Student feedback and assessment with optional audience response accessories. Quickly connect to a PC, laptop or tablet to begin benefiting from the expansive universe of online educational apps and content.

Active Reading Strategies Using the DocHub Chrome App – from Beth Holland


However, until recently, it has been a bit cumbersome to highlight, add notes, and draw on documents – particularly in a BYOD environment with Macbooks, Windows laptops, and Chromebooks. Beyond having students use DocHub for active reading, it could also be useful for assessments.

5 Image Apps for your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

These are great for mature elementary age, Middle School, and High School students, as well as teachers. Canva not only works on iPads, but desktops and laptops. The only downside with this app is it’s not available on desktops and laptops.

Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms


Now, as has been reported , a number of districts have opted to move back to laptops from iPads. Way back in 2002, when Friendster was the biggest social network and people were gathering in Internet cafes, the State of Maine implemented the first 1:1 laptop initiative in the country. Over one-half of participating school districts allowed students to take home their laptops by 2004; a second RFP was issued in 2006; and the MLTI program expanded into high schools in 2009.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Usually, that meant desktop computers, iPads, and laptops, either in small groups or 1:1. Elementary and middle school children can read the books or have them read aloud to them. In school subscriptions, quizzes are available to assess student basic comprehension skills.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School.

Personalized Learning in Action with Edtech Tools

MIND Research Institute

This blog was originally published on Elementary Geek and is reposted here with permission. I’ve talked about using Seesaw in my classroom quite a bit in the past on Elementary Geek. This time, I’ve started using Seesaw for accountability and quick formative assessments during our computer lab times. Personalized and Quick Formative Assessments. Using all the devices – playing ST Math on the laptop, recording thinking on the iPad. Guest blog by: Kali Kopka.

Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction


TOOLS THEY USE MOSAIC PREPARATORY ACADEMY First in Math Fluency Tutor for Google Google Drive iPads Laptops myON Promethean boards Special education students at Raft River Schools gain skills and confidence through literacy games such as Reading Horizons’ Whack-a-Word.

How we increased our graduation rate and student achievement

eSchool News

Additionally, mobile devices were provided to additional subject areas, including laptops to all elementary schools. Assess your needs and the skill sets of employees. [ Editor’s note : Welcome to our newest feature, Turnaround Tuesdays.

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

If we look at a standard day in any classroom, the activities and assessments are all channelled through writing. From elementary school grades upwards, a student may be given a book to read and asked to write a review afterwards.

Redesigning classrooms: A winning strategy for empowering students


With a solid track record of high performance on state assessments, the Byram Hills Central School District in Armonk, New York, has reason to be proud. The introduction of Chromebook™ laptops, tablets and mobile devices made the computer labs in the schools obsolete.

A Math Class Structure that Fosters Conceptual Learning

MIND Research Institute

Meagan Erwin has been an elementary teacher for 20 years. Teaching 90 minutes of math with elementary students of varying experience lends itself to some challenges. Students are working independently on a laptop or tablet, but they are doing more than just practicing.

Google Apps For Education Now Has More Than 50 Million Users

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Terri, who teaches sixth grade at Old River Elementary School, also observes that Classroom can strengthen ties and improve communication. Elementary school teacher Christopher Conant of Boise, Idaho, says his students are usually eager to leave school behind during summer break.

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Part 2… 30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series


Math Basketball Games – Are you looking for a way to bring a little basketball into your elementary of middle school math class? This is a lesson plan aimed at lower elementary allowing student prediction of where a ball will go when bounced.


Why aren’t more school counselors trained in helping students apply to college?

The Hechinger Report

The only sounds were the clacking of computer keys and the occasional joke to break the tension as 12th graders hunched over laptops trying to finish their essays ahead of the looming deadline for their college applications.

Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

The Hechinger Report

In the middle of all this activity, seventh-grader Jacob Higuera sat alone with his laptop, intently typing out a social studies assignment. Miranda Virgil, seventh-grade math teacher at Canyon Ridge Elementary School.

A World of PBL: 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom


At the same time, we must remember to connect to the content standards while facilitating and assessing 21st century skills. Biblionasium – Explore this site that is the fun, reading-focused social network for kids in elementary and middle school.

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The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround


Brook Avenue Elementary School in Waco, Texas has been in the papers before, but not for shiny new laptops or flexible classrooms. Pedrotti took over as principal of Brook Avenue Elementary School in January of 2016, and Torres joined her that April. Each year students in Texas are required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exam, also known as the STAAR exam. This has been this case for Brook Avenue Elementary School six years in a row.