Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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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. Still, the application of the skills to demonstrate knowledge was a clear need with the use of online assessments. They can also take practice assessments using the devices.

Digital Natives Still Need Help Navigating Online Assessments

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While preparing for our standardized tests, too many of us assumed that because our students are “digital natives” their transition to online testing would be seamless and they would easily adapt and excel in these new environments. But navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. Navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. Move it online.

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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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. . When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. . What Are Summative Assessments Vs. Formative Assessments.

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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

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Relationship over reproach: Fostering resilience by embracing a trauma-informed approach to elementary education. In addition, you’ll create practical tools such as rubrics for teacher observation, surveys for self-assessment reports, and data collection checklists and notes for interviews.

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Learning.com Offers Complimentary Tech Readiness Quiz to Help Educators Assess Students’ Digital Literacy Proficiency

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August 1, 2018 – Learning.com, a leader in providing digital literacy curriculum for elementary and middle school students, today announced registration is open for its free Tech Readiness Quiz. This interactive assessment will provide educators with actionable data on how well their students grasp critical digital literacy concepts as outlined in the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. PORTLAND, Ore.

7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

I hold a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, earned at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. During my years of working in elementary education, I spent time as a classroom teacher as well as a school leader, all with the Sioux City Community School District in Sioux City, Iowa.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. But NCLB also locked us into an assessment regime that focused too narrowly on annual, summative grade-level assessments for accountability purposes and restricted innovation in assessments—and ultimately learning.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students. Education Galaxy supports math, reading, language arts, and science at the elementary level (K-6). The start of a new school year is always busy.

What is the story behind Georgia Test Prep?

Georgia Test Prep

In order to help them we had to search for the relevant worksheets online, print them, and ask our kids to complete them. We purchased some books from a local store and also bought some online.

Reimagining Student Supports in a Year of Distance Instruction

Digital Promise

Engaging students as individuals meaningfully and equitably, supporting students’ well-being as their social and family lives are disrupted, and monitoring learning while teaching online full-time or simultaneously teaching students in person and online remain educators’ top priorities.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

techlearning

Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. Not only has ongoing formative assessment and quality feedback been honed by teachers for years, it has also become recognized as a core element of personalized learning environments, as highlighted in Rhode Island’s Personalized Learning Whitepaper. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices?

Code-a-Thon challenges K-8 students to improve coding skills

eSchool News

14-18, 2016 to provide an introduction to coding skills for elementary and middle school students. “There is a growing recognition that it is important for students to begin to develop computational thinking skills and coding proficiency, even as early as elementary school,” said Learning.com CEO Keith Oelrich. Learning.com announces its first Code-a-Thon, a nationwide competition that will run from Nov.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Roundy Elementary , Vegas Verdes Elementary , and Elaine Wynn Elementary , three franchise schools in Las Vegas’s Clark County School District, and Hollister Prep and Gilroy Prep, two charter elementary schools operated by Navigator Schools in the San Jose area. Online assessments through the Evaluate and Illuminate platforms significantly reduce the burden on teachers to administer, grade, and aggregate the student learning data for data-driven instruction.

Learning.com Awards Digital Literacy Superheroes in Teacher Appreciation Contest

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School administrators were encouraged to nominate a teacher superhero at their schools who goes above and beyond to equip their students with digital literacy skills needed for success on online assessments, in college and in their future careers. Heartfelt entries were written and submitted online by principals who praised their nominees’ efforts and recognized the contributions they have made to the students at their schools. Portland, Ore.–

How Co-Teaching Helped Our New Teachers Support Students, In-Person and Online

Edsurge

Eighteen years ago, when I was a student-teacher, I started out by silently sitting in the back of an elementary-grade classroom, watching, observing and taking notes. There were no iPads, no online assessments and no Zoom. Having online learners added new challenges.

Learning.com’s Third Annual Code-a-Thon Open for Registration

techlearning

Registration is now open for this event designed to bring together elementary and middle school students across the nation, challenging them to learn to code and develop skills that will put them on the path to success, while competing for great prizes. This year’s Code-a-Thon runs from November 12-16, and provides an engaging introduction to coding for elementary and middle school students.

BoomWriter for Districts

Technology Tidbits

BoomWriter for Districts ensures that a complete education technology experience will be delivered to your teachers and students resulting in improved fiction and nonfiction reading, writing and content assessment skills, and enhanced vocabulary development. BoomWriter the excellent free collaborative writing tool for schools has just released their district wide program. This is a wonderful innovative way to integrate technology into the classroom. More from their press release.

K-12 Education in the Post-COVID Era

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Online learning must ultimately minimize loss of teaching and learning efficiency and effectiveness. Not every class can be effectively taught online or remotely. Related Read : Learning in the Times of COVID-19 – How to Develop Your Online Learning Material.

Personalized Learning: A New Take on an Old Concept

Leadership Lounge

They’ve now been around for over a hundred years, and Montessori schools continue to thrive throughout the world, while mostly keeping technology at arm’s length (especially in the pre-primary and elementary grades.) • Employing competency-based online assessments that determine students’ achievement and readiness for advancement, based on their personal growth and mastery of particular standards.

Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

Learning management systems enable a teacher (and the student) to connect learning goals with student portfolios, online assessments, and searchable resources in multiple formats.”. The Digital Promise report further cites examples of instances when researchers tested systematic learning software on elementary-age students and found that these technologies improved student skills.

Fighting Apathy, Neglect and Racism to Give Left-Behind Learners a Chance

Edsurge

I was in a blended classroom where my role had shifted from teacher to facilitator, and the expectation was to use Edgenuity, an online curriculum program, but it wasn’t working. The online program was dated and completely irrelevant to today’s times. I started using Google Classroom to post all of my content online, and provide feedback on assignments. My 16, 17 and 18-year old students were entering my class reading at an elementary level.

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FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

techlearning

The proposed bond projects include $500,000 in improvements to elementary STEM facilities and $17 million for improvements to school technology. In making its transition to online assessment, Delaware used this strategy. WHO IS IN THE MONEY? Districts across the nation are in a constant contest to keep their tech relevant by raising bond funding. Here are some of the most recent winners: School District 51 (CO) students scored 9,000 new Chromebooks for the next school year.

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop

techlearning

A fully functional laptop, students can also use the mobile zSpace solution to explore the internet, complete classwork assignments, take online assessments or any other activities that they would use a computer for at school. We introduced the zSpace virtual reality experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels three years ago.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. Elementary Years ? Online Learning ? Teaching Online ? Testing and Assessment ? World Schooling See you “online!” Starting to Homeschool : Webinar #2: The Elementary-School Years Starting to Homeschool : Webinar #3: What Will We Do Now That We’re Learning at Home?