How NOT to Assess Student Writing

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In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Writing is no longer treated as a stand-alone skill, rather a tool students use to provide evidence of their knowledge. Conduct research based on focused questions that demonstrate understanding of the subject.

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

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Today’s tip: #151–8 Popular Year-long Assessments. Category: ASSESSMENTS. Assess them anecdotally regularly to track progress. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Tech tips 169 tech tips assessments

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Google Adds New Classroom Features. Use Them Responsibly.

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Google has added some new features to Classroom. Soon you’ll be able to keep your students focused by creating locked quizzes using Google Forms while in Classroom. Do a quick Google search. What kinds of questions are most used in a Google Form assessment?

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge.

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Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

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Something that could adapt with the ever changing knowledge base educators and students could pull from along with being more personal. Using Google Classroom? You can create your materials and share them instantly to your Google Classroom classes.

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Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

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It is well known that individuals construct new knowledge based on what they already know, that they learn differently from one another, and that they learn best when they are asked to perform appropriately challenging tasks. Given the variation in students’ knowledge, skills and learning strategies, it is difficult for educators to provide each unique student with the best opportunity to learn.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

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Ray Kurzweil is a bestselling author, futurist and Director of Engineering for Google. Apple’s SIRI, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortona and Google’s Hey Google are all thought to be AI. By Charles Sosnik.

Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction

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All of our teachers have had ample professional development in writing process and pedagogy, which helps to provide a strong knowledge base around the most effective practices,” says Gale. He didn’t find Google Docs’ built-in commenting features faster or better.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

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Whether from formative and summative assessments or online instructional programs, data is both a powerful indicator of teaching and a driver for personalizing professional development. Use the data outputs from your LMS, classroom assessment and practice programs, high-stakes tests, and any other technologies that you already have in place as support for driving effective instructional techniques. I worked in the same school—doors down from my wife—for three years.

SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

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The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle features SMART amp and is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education. SMART amp is a cloud-based solution, available on virtually any browser-enabled device. 10 x Google Device Management licenses.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

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As this week has progressed I find myself thinking on the subject a lot, and this blog post is a more thought out list of technology knowledge I think preservice teachers should be aware of before entering the workforce: Blended learning. Technology-based formative assessment options.

Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change

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And that we would be able to build a learning environment based on technology that would eventually be all digital, that would meet the needs of all students. And that assessment should not be something where you take the kids out of a learning environment, throw them into a lab and test them separately. These days we’re seeing a big push by Microsoft and Google in education, but I don't hear as much from Apple as we once did.

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We Are Rockstar Educators

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Billy Joel is not a pedagogue per se, but his knowledge base as well as the passion for his discipline are both evident and infectious. Education is viewed by many as a delivery service, which is why people say the system needs to change because we can now Google everything.

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Common Core and Service Learning PBL Professional Development

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Yesterday I had the privilege of facilitating a Common Core and Project Based Learning professional development class for 7th-12th grade teachers. Prior to my training, they had two days of ELA Common Core and one day of deconstructing performance assessments for ELA Common Core.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Despite predictions that badges would be the “ new credential ” and that we were looking at a “ Future Full of Badges ,” it’s not clear that digital badges have provided us with a really meaningful way to assess skills or expertise.