How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect. Listen to Starr Sackstein share how to assess with respect. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. 2 SMARTboard Technology and Creating Story Problems with Students’ Names in Them. How do you keep up on technology?

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Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

Seesaw embodies simple authentic assessment. If you’re using iPads, your whole elementary school can have their own personal portfolios in a safe, private way. Workflow using SeeSaw in the elementary Classroom. Recommendations on assessment with Seesaw. She currently serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Cherokee County, GA, and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Common Sense Ambassador, and a Seesaw Ambassador.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. Why Screencasting Is a Useful Formative Assessment Tool.

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. So give us the first one and help us understand how great formative assessment can help us better manage our classroom. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands. And this is a good one for self-assessment.

OPINION: We need a SpaceX for assessment

The Hechinger Report

Many teachers don’t like assessments either, bemoaning the lost resources for other aspects of learning, like critical thinking , that have been drawn away by test prep. Assessment is costly not only in terms of time, but also in terms of money. We need a SpaceX for assessment.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. Five Ideas for Technology Stations.

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. Habits, templates, and routines are much easier than reinventing the assessment wheel but a tool that results in passionate students committed to lifelong learning gets my attention. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Self-assessment. Do you have a favorite non-traditional assessment tool?

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. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. What is the biggest mistake teachers make when using formative 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. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. Vicki: So, what kind of formative assessments are you doing on the iPads?

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. In today’s show, Alan November discusses a groundbreaking new assessment strategy to make you think: The origins of this strategy. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Listen to Monica Burns talk about formative assessment tools and tips.

3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Elementary School New Teacher Tools

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

This week, I created a quick review crossword puzzle of the conversations we had in Zoom about technology change, types of interfaces, input, output, and processing devices. There are even technology and sociology map games you can use.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. ” The post 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3) appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Assessment Best of the Podcast Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Why Assessments Are Still Useful — and Accurate — in a Pandemic Year

Edsurge

As most school systems have learned by now, assessing learning in a pandemic comes with all sorts of challenges, including but not limited to how (and where) to assess students and whether the data being gathered is even accurate. Is Remote Assessment Accurate?

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

We were using Core5 in just six of our elementary schools prior to the pandemic,” said Dr. Mary Ann Reilly, assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning. When COVID-19 hit and our schools transitioned to remote learning, we were able to quickly expand Core5 to all our elementary schools.

3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

Neo LMS

Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them. They are typically named as one of the most time-consuming activities for teachers, and debates continue on how effective current standards of assessment are in actually measuring what students know, vs. simply measuring teacher and school performance. For starters let’s briefly define the three basic forms of educational assessment. 3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech.

Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Student achievement was measured using scores on the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) mathematics assessments, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) mathematics assessments, and state assessments for Maryland and California. hours, could expect to be between the 54th and 55th percentile on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test at the end of 2014-15.”

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom’s education experience includes Special Education, Social Studies, and educational technology coaching in New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Episode 716 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology? So, Jacqui… you’ve given us five great ideas for writing with technology.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

2 – Designing Online Assessments As you assess learning online, you’ll want to use the research-based best practices for online assessments. Feedback using your formative and summative assessment tools is also essential.

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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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Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. In today’s show, Liz Kolb talks about the role of learning and technology: What is the role of technology in learning. When technology is a distraction. How we can make technology improve learning and not distract from it. Want to hear another episode on improving learning with technology? Book: Learning First, Technology Second.

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. Across Parker-Varney Elementary, teachers focus on what can work rather than on what is not working. Education Technology School Models Learning Strategies

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. Teachers need to become students, and students need to become teachers so that students can create, design, and assess their personal learning experience. But What About Technology?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

AI is part of students’ everyday lives, and their interest and passion for the technology continues to grow, and educators who are embracing this movement are realizing that it’s a critical part of preparing students for a modern workforce.

Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

The advent of interactive large format displays further expands the options for achieving the documented benefits delivered by this transformative classroom technology. Classroom display board technology is a powerful thing. Introduced in 1801, the chalkboard was a transformative classroom technology. You’ll find them in elementary classrooms and university lecture halls. Student feedback and assessment with optional audience response accessories.

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. in School Counseling Program, Freed-Hardeman University, TN, lays out strategies and ground rules for what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to assessments. The post Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments appeared first on edWeb. edWeb Blog assessment student assessment

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicole Naditz on episode 478 Standards-based grading — where students are assessed by specific standards — is being discussed or implemented in many districts. Today we talk to an award-winning French teacher turned Instructional Technology Program Manager who can help us understand the pitfalls and possibilities of successful implementation.

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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.

5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students.

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

EdNews Daily

We have so many great opportunities in our area, including Exxon Mobil, Lamar University, and Lamar Institute of Technology right in our own backyard. To this end, we began using Renaissance Star Assessments districtwide in the 2015–2016 school year. By Jenny Angelo.

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Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? Kids get a strength assessment and then suggested online and face-to-face activities. Schools being closed is nothing new. There are spring and winter breaks. There are snow days.

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for helping teachers make progress with technology. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Rethinking Summative Assessment: Giving Students Voice and Choice

EdTechTeam

Think back to an assessment you took in your elementary years. The assessments you took were not that memorable; you probably didn’t have a lasting connection and there was absolutely no impact on you as a learner whatsoever.