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.

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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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.

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. After teaching chemistry, physics, and computer science, I became an administrator for the next 30 years with experience at the secondary, central office, and elementary levels.

Hotspots no silver bullet for rural remote learning

The Hechinger Report

A team of fifth grade teachers at an elementary school invited Muri, the superintendent of Ector County Independent School District in West Texas, to participate in an online scavenger hunt they had designed for students.

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 I have started using a FREE new math program this spring called Front Row.

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. That’s actually got some real evidence there to drive your assessment and drive what they’ve been able to achieve in your classroom. 5 Idea Friday All Grades Chromebooks Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Field of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

The purpose of my trip here was to learn about the deployment, facilitation, and observable impact of 1:1 laptop programs in various Iowa school districts. First a little history on 1:1 laptop programs in Iowa. Obviously the state of Iowa noticed something beneficial result from these programs as the number of 1:1 laptop schools tripled. Teachers can easily and effectively differentiate content, projects, and assessments for students.

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. She is a Fuse RI Fellow, working to collaborate with the state’s districts to assess readiness, analyze data, and help disseminate best blended learning practices based on each district’s specific needs.

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. There are so many ways that kids can creatively show you their learning in a timely and efficient manner, and ways teachers can conduct assessments that take away the testing anxiety that plagues so many kids. Creative Formative Assessments Can Help: Save time assessing students.

Khan Academy plunged into classrooms, then classrooms went online

The Hechinger Report

The version of the tool launched this fall focused on late elementary and middle school math, with new topics planned for the future. million to NWEA in 2019-20 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to take the assessments. The day after Gregg pointed out the detailed awesomeness of his aquatic dragon, Jahein Flanagan, 13, sat in a classroom at Ed Von Tobel Middle School with a school-issued laptop open before him.

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. I''m so excited about using the question features Go Interactive that I haven''t explored the assessment features too much. Teachers can set up answer sheets and have students take their assessments within the app.

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TEACHER VOICE: Reimagine schools? We must widen our starting points

The Hechinger Report

Let’s be real: Standardized tests have always served as a flawed mechanism for both assessment and accountability — for measuring what students know, or for holding teachers and students to a standard. This week, we were treated to another spectacle in the long-running saga of reopening U.S.

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. I’ve also had students create Kahoots as an option for a summative assessment after reading a novel to show how well they understood the plot and themes.

Guest Post: How to provide a successful remote learning experience during school closures


You may also want to take this opportunity to learn some more relevant than ever computer skills in your spare hours, like making educational videos, pre-recording lessons and creating self-marking assessments using tools like Google Forms! When teaching online during school closures , remember that each student has a different level of remote access – some might have a laptop, others might only be able to access the internet on their phones.

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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. An art teacher I am working with has students bring laptops from a STEM lab with them to art class. I was in her classroom the first time that she pulled laptops into her instruction.

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 Hoxie features a single K–12 campus with 900 students and roughly 1,200 laptops and desktops , including computer labs and staff machines. . K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts.

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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. Madison Elementary, Calif. In 2001, Madison Elementary became one of the first schools to adopt ST Math in an effort to address the needs of their predominantly ELL students.

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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. Insurance for iphone, Laptop, and Cell Phone devices provided by Worth Ave Group , leading laptop and iPhone Insurance provider. I''m very thankful for the sponsors of this site.

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

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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. Elementary-High School. Elementary-High School. What is ‘writing’?

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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. In elementary schools, students in multiple classrooms can simultaneously view virtual field trips, author talks or other content. It’s now the standard for many laptops and smartphones.

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.

State Spotlight: Texas’ Student-Centered Response to COVID-19


A llow s elementary schools the flexibility to add additional instructional days (up to 210 days); . Since Texas schools closed in March , the TEA has continued implementing new programs and providing resources focused on four key goals: designing new school models ; innovating special education instruction ; bridging the digital divide ; and assessing anticipated learning loss. . Assessing Anticipated Learning Loss. With 5.4 million?students

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. Nearly a hundred years ago, celebrated educational reformer John Dewey admonished: If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow.

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. Teachers can use this as a formative or summative assessment by sharing a group of pictures and having students add voice-overs explaining what they see. Any child knows that a picture communicates differently than text.

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. From 2014 to 2018, the subject areas and grade levels in which the district deployed mobile devices have shown consistent increase in student achievement on state assessments and end-of-course assessments. Assess your needs and the skill sets of employees. [ Editor’s note : Welcome to our newest feature, Turnaround Tuesdays.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Students at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona, spend a portion of their school day working on laptops. In math class, students at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona, work on laptops but also solve word problems in groups using a white board. Their laptops open, they read a problem asking them how many hamsters someone could buy with $65 dollars if each hamster cost $5. Shelby Villegas, sixth grade math teacher at Whispering Wind Academy Elementary School in Phoenix.

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. July 20-22: Technology in the Elementary Classroom OR The Chromebook Classroom. This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.

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.

Coaching an Athlete in Virtual Reality

Mindspark Learning

Led by Dr. Jeff Nyquist, NeuroTrainer is a cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience company that helps elite athletes achieve breakthrough levels of performance through VR training and assessment. We then utilized our casting technology to stream Pavel’s experience onto a laptop computer, which allowed me to coach him through the training modules. Davis has 9 years of teaching and coaching experience in the public and private sectors at the middle school and elementary level.

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. TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of over 1100 elementary age ebooks.

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.

Why Grading Policies For Equity Matter More Than Ever


In the past month, his son, who is in elementary school, has been assigned multiple worksheets per day. “I Their solutions included switching to a pass/incomplete system at secondary schools and focusing on narrative feedback at elementary schools. At San Leandro’s elementary schools, instead of grades, teachers will issue third trimester report cards with only narrative comments.

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.

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. It enables me to capture everything, from my own speech, to recordings of a teacher’s presentation, to audiobook excerpts, directly onto my laptop as an audio file.