Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. The value of Zoom meetings is that the educator can create synchronous interactive conversations and activities. My goal is to have all my students actively engaged throughout the meeting.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of us find students benefit greatly when the school employs curriculum-based assessments to measure progress. This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions.

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Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Ongoing professional learning opportunities are critical as teachers strive to continuously advance their ability to meet the needs of their students in an ever-changing world. These groups may use the principles differently. This post first appeared in Getting Smart.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. before they assign group work.

Developing Strategies for Success in Student Group Work

Omega Notes

Group work has the unique ability to deliver results that extend far beyond a single term’s academic grades. Putting together groups that reflect diverse experiences means greater perspectives that lead to more effective problem solving with more creative solutions.

Meeting the Educational Challenges of COVID-19 Together

MIND Research Institute

The study looked at data for over five million students in grades 3 through 8 who had taken NWEA’s MAP Growth assessments in 2017-2018. We already had a thriving teacher community on Facebook, and have recently created a new group for families as well.

9 Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding

Ask a Tech Teacher

For over a decade, teachers have considered it “good enough” to meet those first levels — like rote drills to replace worksheets. It improves close reading, assesses understanding, is intuitive to roll out and use, and does much more than replace something you already have.

Fun Assessment for Silent Sustained Reading

Catlin Tucker

The challenge for me was to design an “assessment” that was meaningful. I had tried everything from the traditional book report style assessment to more creative movie trailers, but I didn’t feel like they accomplished what I wanted from a silent sustained reading assessment.

Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

She emphasizes that meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities through the use of technology “can make reading instruction a multi-sensory process that is engaging and explicit while maintaining the individualization and diagnostic-prescriptive aspects of the lesson.”

Under pressure, groups that assess colleges promise to take a closer look at graduation rates

The Hechinger Report

The rising number of students who have dropped out of college saddled with debt has increased pressure on the groups that give colleges the official stamp of approval. Together the regional groups oversee more than 2,400 institutions.

The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift

My Island View

Over the many years that #Edchat has been engaging educators, one topic that always generates a huge amount of interest, based on comments, is the faculty meeting. The only upside is that with each meeting a check may be placed in the box for attending.

Study Groups for Voluntary Professional Development

Reading By Example

She refers to these opportunities as “study groups” They are typically designed around a specific educational resource. Instead, I found that most of our in-service days were planned months in advance to address state assessment requirements. (pg.

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. Once kids select that, we then randomly group the kids into teams of five. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ). The techniques outlined below can be used for formative and summative assessments. In groups-- the Socrative space race is great for this!

3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

Digital Promise

In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE). The design team continued this process of reflecting on each protocol for each meeting.

High school ratings can mask groups of students who struggle

The Hechinger Report

But a new analysis from the Alliance for Excellent Education reveals that ratings can mask the outcomes for low-performing student groups. The post High school ratings can mask groups of students who struggle appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

Developed with technology by Realizeit, The Edge Prep ’s AI-powered engine continually assesses students’ strengths and weaknesses as they move through a series of exam questions for the SAT, ACT or SSAT.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

Developed with technology by Realizeit, The Edge Prep ’s AI-powered engine continually assesses students’ strengths and weaknesses as they move through a series of exam questions for the SAT, ACT or SSAT.

How To Teach A Group Of ESL Students Who Are At Different Levels-Tips From Teachers From HAWO American Academy

EdNews Daily

Next, you go over to meet your next student to introduce yourself, but you notice this student looks at you with complete confusion. Exercises: After you find out your students’ English levels, you can begin assessing their speaking, listening and writing skills.

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Why Student Creation is the Hardest/Best Form of Assessment

techlearning

The goal of assessment has traditionally been to measure student mastery. The final product that results from a creative assessment is a unique expression of each students thinking and learning. This is actually not a creative assessment at all. Assessment TL Advisor Blog PBL

Formative Assessment with Plickers

wwwatanabe

Formative assessment helps teachers make data-informed decisions to plan for and/or adjust instructional activities, identify potential misconceptions, monitor the pace of instruction, etc. View data as a group snapshot in a graph, or view individual data from audience.

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

The Hechinger Report

But assessing these skills has been a weak link in these efforts, according to the education researchers at the MIT Playful Journey Lab , which hopes to remedy that with “playful assessment” tools. They were one of two assessment tools in the pilot.

Online assessment: the student voice

Learning with 'e's

Assessment is the measurement of learning; One definition suggests that assessment is 'the wide variety of methods or tools that educators use to evaluate, measure, and document the academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition, or educational needs of students.'

Five Tips for Assessing PBL – from Douglas

EdTechTeacher

John : Meets all intermediary deadlines on time, turns final project in on time. They also set Personal Goals, and if they are working on a group project, Team Goals. I require all of my students to meet with me at least once throughout the course of their project. How they tell the story is up to them, but they should address most, if not all, of the following questions: How did you start the process of designing the app/solving the problem/meeting your goals?

Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

Edsurge

For the assessment mavens at Educational Testing Service ( ETS ), these evolving capabilities present both a challenge and an opportunity, says the organization’s Markku “Mark” Häkkinen. Häkkinen leads the Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology Research Group at ETS, the 60-plus-year-old nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization that administers K-12 state exams along with the well-known GRE and TOEFL, among other tests.

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

Substitution: Oxford meet Oxford 2.0 While the process of creating a concept map has not shifted, teachers can observe iterations in student learning and more accurately and quickly meet students in their “just right zone”. Socrative , Kahoot and TopHat , are great tools for augmenting assessment, especially in flipped classrooms. Traditional models of engaging and assessing students are wholly transformed by tools that redefine teaching and learning.

Group Texting Programs: The Next Big Wave?

Education with Technology

Group texting programs fall into two categories. The other category for group texting progams is student centered. David Murphy wonders if group texting is shaping up to be the next big battleground between the Web’s social (or search) superstars. – The group texting program will be free to use. If you know of a group texting program that meets those characteristics, please let me know so I can share it with my readers.

Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)

Kleinspiration

So, of course, it made sense for her to include such a detailed and teacher-friendly section to have for assessments. I selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section.

Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year.

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Group Work That Doesn't Always End in Disappointment

Fractus Learning

I know some teachers may be thinking this—how can I give up control when I have so many standards to meet prior to state testing? I also suggested getting the students to provide input in constructing the next rubric, so they are driving the assessment as well.

Open School ePortfolio for Authentic Assessment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ePortfolios are powerful tools for authentic assessment because they require teachers and students to dig deeper than a multiple choice test. I have been an advocate for using ePortfolios for authentic assessment for quite some time.

Triangulating Assessment via Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

When such tasks have been implemented, we then have the responsibility to gather meaningful information for assessment and evaluation purposes. The Triangulation of Assessment is an effective and authentic way to gather such data.

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

Edsurge

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. Those barriers include “(1) student assessments that don't accurately reflect students’ true understandings and skills and (2) methods for grouping students (by age) that often poorly align to their true needs as learners.”. There are two separate K-2 groupings, one second/third grade group, and a fourth/fifth group.

How Should Learning Be Assessed?

MindShift

This is the second of a two-part conversation with Yong Zhao about standards, testing and other core elements of the modern system of education, and the assumptions that may be standing in the way of meeting the real learning needs of all children. iStock.

How teaching informed by Assessment fosters student Self-Management Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 6)

100mentors

We conclude this series with the last but not least IB requirements for teaching and learning in the Diploma Programme (DP): assessment and self-management skills. This final installment covers h ow to cultivate students’ self-management skills through teaching informed by assessment.