How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

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Quick Take: Overview of educational assessment tools focusing on Summative assessment and Formative assessment. A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment. The main components of being an educator are preparation, teaching, and assessment.

3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

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Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them. For starters let’s briefly define the three basic forms of educational assessment. Formative assessment — This type of assessment happens on-the-go, during the learning process.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Formative assessment is the answer. Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. Technology can make formative assessment easier for you. Formative assessment gives us the ability to quiz every single student in the class. Google Forms.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. 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. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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Formative Assessment and Google Forms

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Formative assessment informs educators about student learning, and when done correctly , it also informs the students how to improve and move forward with their next goal. Google Forms is an awesome time saver for collecting data in surveys, assignments, mindsets, exit tickets, etc.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). Higher test scores could be caused by things other than the online software like great teaching. Most software is drastically underused by schools.

New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

this year I am bound and determined to move ALL assessment into the classroom! Click To Tweet This may sound like a crazy resolution given that most teachers spend hours of time outside of school assessing their students’ work.

Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

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We need to build in mechanisms into our lessons to collect formative assessment data. In my previous post, I focused on strategies teachers can use before a lesson to assess prior knowledge. Quick Check with Google Forms or Schoology.

How Online Tools Help Teachers Perform Digital Assessment

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Learning management system, question-answer and feedback tools - all these digital instruments are aimed to provide students with fast and fair assessment directly after taking a test. Why digital assessment is better than paper testing? Digital assessment tools Gamifying the answering.

Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

We need to build in mechanisms into our lessons to collect formative assessment data. In my previous post, I focused on strategies teachers can use before a lesson to assess prior knowledge. Quick Check with Google Forms or Schoology.

Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

The CoolCatTeacher

As students reflect and track their own progress, they also receive feedback from teachers and insights from the software. How Do Teachers Use the Software? Integrates with Google Classroom.

Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools

Marketplace K-12

Marketplace K-12 Assessment / Testing Curriculum / Digital Curriculum digital tools ed-tech accelerators Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Future of Work Google Merger Pearson Personalized Learing personalized learning Sales / Marketing software

Silent Reading vs. Independent Reading: What’s the Difference? (plus digital tools to assess IR)

Reading By Example

Teacher monitoring, assessing, and support during IR. Assessing Independent Reading. The challenge then is: how do I assess independent reading? Next is a list of tools that I have observed teachers using for assessing independent reading. This information can be backed up to Google Drive, Evernote, and other cloud storage options. Students can also be grouped in the software based on specific strategies and needs. Google Forms.

Google Course Builder - create your own online courses

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Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating other Google products into your course. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

Assessment Case Study Idea

The Electric Educator

The software is a bit quirky. The SRS software loads into MS PowerPoint where I create multiple choice quizzes. After the quiz, the SRS software can generate several different reports including customized study guides and instructor summaries.

What is G Suite for Education? | What You Need to Know! (FREE Download)

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Whether you are brand new to Google or a seasoned user, there are probably a few things you don’t know about G Suite for Education. If you want to become a Google Certified Educator or Trainer, you need to learn the basics of G Suite for Education. (It

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

With a reminder that Moodle is Open Source, which means the basic framework can be augmented with just about any addition conceivable (as you’ll see in the section, “ 23 Ways to use Moodle” ), here’s how to start: Download the Moodle software to your school server.

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How Great is MS Office Mix

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To set up educator accounts through Office for Education (which requires a school sign-up), all students need is a Google or Microsoft account, or just an email. In a flipped class, use Mix to share required resources, preparation steps, and assessments for an upcoming class.

How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Sandboxing software means that you play with the software before you get down to “business.” Tom Barrett has a fantastic Google Presentation “ 32 Ways to Use Padlet in the Classroom ” that you should review. Assessment Free Resources Tech Tips Tools

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Learning.com Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program

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PORTLAND, Oregon – (September 21, 2018) Learning.com, a leader in providing digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today that it joined the Google for Education Technology Partner Program.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. Today, Google Maps is an open ecosystem for accurate, real-time geospatial and navigation data. Something is usually lost in translation when content publishers and software developers try to put state standards into their own databases.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. You can only do that if you know how to use technology, especially really fabulous software, which teachers who use technology know how to find. Learn more about formative assessment.

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

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Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

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Google + Pinterest + Dropbox = [NEW] Free @appolearning (Lesson Planning Dream)!

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Google. Your Personalized Google for All Digital Resources & Content! From there, login via Facebook, Google or Twitter to get started. Find Engaging Resources, Save them to Your Collections, and Organize Your Lesson Planning Favorites! -

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Three Things Teachers Need to Spot—and Stop—Plagiarism

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Ask any educator who teaches five classes of 30 students each per day; there’s a lot of homework to assess. Teachers’ options include checking for plagiarism manually or using time-saving software designed for this very purpose. Plagiarism-detection software can address the most pressing needs of classroom educators faced with assessing students’ written work. Doing this manually involves selecting pieces of text and using Google search to identify possible matches.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

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I polled my PLN to find specific tech areas students needed help with in preparing for the Assessments. Pay attention to these and your students will be much more prepared for this Spring’s Common Core assessments: Keyboarding. 10 Factors to Inform Tech Assessment.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

It is taking me a while to convert my most popular speeches like “Differentiating Instruction with Technology” to the new software, but after I do, I’m so much happier with the flow of the presentation. Google Drive (Collaborative Writing).

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Sal Khan: Test Prep Is ‘the Last Thing We Want to Be’

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He’s started working with more schools and districts—instead of reaching students mainly at home—and has partnered with assessment groups, such as the College Board and, most recently, the NWEA for personalized test prep materials.

Illuminate Education Joins Google for Education Partner Program as a Premier Partner

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Illuminate Education, a leading K-12 Education Intelligence Platform (EIP), today announced it has been certified as a Google for Education Premier Partner. As part of the partnership, Illuminate Education also selected Google Cloud Platform to power the Illuminate EIP. The collaboration will create interoperability with Google Classroom, streamlined navigation for users, and enhanced insights to drive personalized learning.

Innovative Ways to Encourage Writing

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There are three great options for audio writing in your classroom: Audacity –software download; free. Here are three popular tools that accomplish this task and more: PowerPoint–software from Microsoft. Slides–online free slideshow tool from Google.

7 Innovative Writing Methods for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are three great options for audio writing in your classroom: Audacity –software download; free. Here are three popular tools that accomplish this task and more: PowerPoint–software from Microsoft. Slides–online free slideshow tool from Google.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

Figuring out how to do modern assessments. There are many kinds of assessments on the educational landscape. Here are 6 major learning assessment categories from TeachThought.com : Diagnostic Assessment. Formative Assessment. Norm-Referenced Assessment.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

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Is the hardware & software compatible? Keep your software up-to-date. Is the hardware & software compatible? Building on this, it is also really important to make sure your software and hardware are compatible and work in harmony to make teaching as easy as possible.

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The Role Analytics Should Play in Your District's Decision-Making Process

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ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers real-time utilization data of all their instructional, productivity and systems software tools. ClassLink OneSync is a comprehensive account provisioning platform designed to streamline the synchronization between student information systems and Microsoft Active Directory, Google Directory and O365/Azure Directories. With the right access and analytics software, this very goal can be achieved for every learner.