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.

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.

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Elementari

Technology Tidbits

Elementari is a wonderful new site for digital storytelling and project based learning that I just found out about from Larry Ferlarzzo's excellent blog. I highly recommend checking out Elementari by clicking here !!! *

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.

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. knowledge rather than facility presenting it. Self-assessment.

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.

Panel Presentations: Connect Students with a Real Audience

Catlin Tucker

I realize presenting for an actual audience is a daunting task, but it is also a crucial life skill. I regularly volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms, but I rarely have parents volunteer to come into my high school class.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. About the Presenter. The post Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments appeared first on edWeb.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

link] A lot of times we think of Google slides as the presentation tool, which of course it is, and there’s nothing wrong with that, please don’t get me wrong. It’s fantastic for kids to just do a presentation.

Strategies for Becoming an Effective, Present Teacher

edWeb.net

Homework, assessments, projects. Assessment and feedback: At first, Wilson used to just hand back assignments en masse, but she noticed her students weren’t looking at their grades or her comments. About the Presenter. Grades, lesson plans, conferences.

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. Student representatives went to the Board of School Committee to present their results and give their suggestions. Across Parker-Varney Elementary, teachers focus on what can work rather than on what is not working.

Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

As other districts experiencing these factors know, this presents a variety of challenges to the fidelity and cohesiveness of instruction. To this end, we began using Renaissance Star Assessments districtwide in the 2015–2016 school year. By Jenny Angelo. Beaumont, Texas, is in my DNA.

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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.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Her many areas of expertise include deeper thinking with technology, authentic learning, curriculum design, and performance tasks and assessments.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

So thanks to NNSTOY for having me to present but also letting me talk to so many amazing teachers. Karen Vogelsang has taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee for fourteen years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Elementary Education.

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

They are using time to research and create a presentation of what they know. Assess Your School or District Mark Wise told me about how they assess their entire district with a massive project for eighth-graders.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Goodbye ABCs: How One State is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments

Edsurge

The term “grades” has become almost taboo among some educators in New Hampshire, where seven elementary schools are slowly ditching the word altogether through a program known as. The program—short for “no grades, no grades”—is hallmarked by the schools shifting to a more competency-based assessment structure and removal of grade levels. We don't talk about that [grades] anymore,” says Amy Allen, principal at Parker Varney Elementary, a NG2 school.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Vicki: Oh, see, I love this, because we’re getting ready to use Google Slides for our app presentation for Shark Tank.

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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

In-Class Presentations When I’m presenting, I like to use Nearpod. This approach is so much better than traditional PowerPoint or Prezi presentations because I am getting accurate feedback on what students really understand. Formative assessment is key.

TEACHER VOICE: What was troubling enough as 20th century history is happening in the present time

The Hechinger Report

This work needs to begin in elementary school, where students’ ideas about their place in the world are shaped. things imaginable,” Rethinking Schools editors wrote in the introduction to Rethinking Elementary Education. We must assess our own knowledge and perspective as educators.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

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. The even cooler feature is that Brainrush automatically differentiates the assessment based on the answers the student gives. The quiz will automatically assess the student on those missed questions until they achieve a higher accuracy rate.

Science Education Leaders Smithsonian and Carolina Biological Launch New Engineering Program for Elementary

techlearning

The program presents students with real-world problems and teaches them to design real-world solutions. New Smithsonian Science for the Classroom™ Engineering modules enable teachers to plan and confidently teach grades 1 to 5 engineering lessons and hands on labs BURLINGTON, NC, Feb.

An Educator's Challenge! iPads in an Elementary Classroom

MSEDTechie

Each year, I am seeing more and more students entering elementary school with technology knowledge greater than ever before. Our elementary students now, have never had a time in their lives where technology wasn''t present.

Motivating Special Needs Breakthroughs #mondaymotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Examples of alternative assessment and contribution for those with special needs. Jennifer presents nationally at instructional technology conferences, and workshops on integrating Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning.

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was conducting some learning walks with the administrative team at Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD). My visits to this school have been inspiring as I have seen the future of education in the present.

District Leadership: Teacher-Driven Curriculum Design

The CoolCatTeacher

We went from assessment to materials and on and on through the curriculum, and we identified those things. It makes me proud to represent them recently at our board meeting and stand before the board and present something that sixty-five teacher leaders worked together across sixteen schools.

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7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I use a variety of apps that not only show the current presentation on the board, but it also show on student devices. Small, handheld devices like mobile phones are good for viewing static slides, but they’re epic for sending formative assessment data to the teacher and the whole class.

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Standout with these 5 Lesson Improvement Tips

Wisewire

While almost any lesson plan can be adapted for outdoor learning, science courses are an excellent place to start, particularly for elementary students. Knowing ahead of time how you plan to assess students on a given topic can be an incredibly valuable tool in lesson planning.

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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.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum.

IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School

The CoolCatTeacher

What you have to do is figure out what your school is about, how you want to approach bullying, to find exactly what it is about bullying that you need to look for or identify, and then basically create a culture around not having that be present. Be present.

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