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.

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. Crowdsourced study guide.

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Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

In partnership with the Center for Global Education at Asia Society , the League of Innovative Schools has launched innovation study tours –– a learning opportunity focused on deeper learning and equity.

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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.

Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. Results of the study determined that DreamBox usage was significantly associated with increased student achievement when controlling for students’ baseline test scores.

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying

Kleinspiration

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying I always give my Scholastic posts a lot of thought. I am writing reports this week, and this time of the year tends to be full of assessments. I am excited to share a few of my favorite studying tools with you.

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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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Studies. 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.

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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. .

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How the Gender Gap in STEM Might Get its Start in Elementary School

MindShift

On average, girls do as well as boys on elementary- and middle-school math tests. A new study offers evidence that the disparity might be getting its start in elementary school classrooms. Originally posted on Chalkbeat on October 28, 2019.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

There are several reasons why Kids Discover Online is a fantastic website for middle and elementary science, history, and ELA teachers: Students can visually explore curated topics, finding connections in a safe space. Let’s say that you’re studying the 1963 March on Washington.

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.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

As an example, I’m doing early settlers this week as one of our units for social studies. Assessment Chromebooks Classroom Management Edtech Tool Tuesday Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides.

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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.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

We got a little integration of social studies there. 03:39 Karen V: What I learned… I was privileged to go back for a second time as a study group leader to Project Zero a couple years after my initial experience there.

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.

Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

The CoolCatTeacher

In a ’17-’18 study conducted by an independent researcher at UCLA, middle school students using Sown To Grow earned significantly higher academic GPAs compared to a control group.

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.

Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

So Lauren Resnick, who did this wonderful study for the federal government, said that our schools were never designed to prepare large numbers of critical thinkers and problem solvers — which is exactly what we need now. These could be used for assessment purposes.

Study analyzes NAEP, Common Core math alignment

eSchool News

The panel found that 79 percent of NAEP items in 4th grade math assessed content included in the CCSS at grade 4 or below. In the 8th grade, 87 percent of NAEP items assessed math included in the CCSS at grade 8 or below—a degree of alignment the report described as “strong.”

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Assess Your School or District Mark Wise told me about how they assess their entire district with a massive project for eighth-graders. Then we use that data to then inform our other programs and our other types of assessments to see how we can improve those.

New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

Edsurge

When a competency-based approach to assessment is in place, students must show what they know as well as what they can do. And as interest in this approach to teaching and learning increases, so does the need for assessments to support it. Below are five ways to approach competency-based learning assessment. Formative Assessments—Happening in Real Time CBE takes students on a journey to demonstrate their knowledge, helping them prepare for the world and jobs that await them.

Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds

MindShift

A study of 104 children from ages 3 to 10 found similar patterns of brain activity in boys and girls as they engaged in basic math tasks, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science of Learning. A study of gender achievement gaps in U.S.

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Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

MindShift

Professor John Dunlosky is trying to bridge these two worlds , intentionally studying the effectiveness of strategies that lab studies indicate are promising, but that don’t require special technology or extra resources.

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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.

How to make time for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Last month, I had the privilege of observing a gathering of Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) districts in Concord, N.H. As such, performance assessments can take more time and expertise to grade than simple multiple-choice tests with one “right answer.”

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Lesson Study: When Teachers Team Up to Improve Teaching

MindShift

Marna Wolak’s fifth grade students at Sanchez Elementary in San Francisco are gathered on the rug for a “number talk.” This kind of detailed observation of student work is the focus of a kind of professional development called lesson study. there’s even a lesson study app now.

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School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown.

Lesson Study? There’s an App for That

MindShift

Knowing that improving the quality of math discussion in their classrooms won’t be easy, educators are applying the “lesson study” technique to improve their craft. ’ Tom McDougal, Co-Founder Study Lesson Alliance. Tom McDougal/Lesson Study Alliance).

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Standout with these 5 Lesson Improvement Tips

Wisewire

A 2016 study conducted by National Trust determined children are only spending half as much time playing outside as their parents did. While almost any lesson plan can be adapted for outdoor learning, science courses are an excellent place to start, particularly for elementary students.

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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

MindShift

She used to teach social studies, but is now the K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach at Rock Valley Community Schools in Iowa. ” She put together a list of favorite digital tools for the social studies classroom and shared them during an edWeb webinar.

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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.

Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

They design these assessments based on reflections. So they’re always constantly assessing. Gameful teachers don’t use dashboards; they assess student reflections constantly. teaches social studies at Valleyview Middle School, in Denville, New Jersey.