7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance


It is no secret that teachers also need better ways to evaluate student learning, including qualitative assessment methods. They are also excellent assessment tools for implementing a personalized learning approach since students are encouraged to use their talents to create original content.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

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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.

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

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Today’s tip: #151–8 Popular Year-long Assessments. Category: ASSESSMENTS. Teach students the correct way to keyboard (posture, habits, hand position–that sort; there are general guidelines in the inset and detailed information in this keyboarding curriculum ).

Quality Feedback Begins with Good Assessment


Challenging Learning Through Feedback is an inspiring book that links feedback to a strong, ongoing classroom assessment process. Thanks to the authors, says teacher-librarian Rita Platt, the quality of her own formative assessments and feedback has improved.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments


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. The post Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments appeared first on edWeb. edWeb Blog assessment student assessment

A Leader’s Guide to Formative Assessment


The authors' step-by-step formative assessment approach, along with a wealth of detailed resources, gives teachers and administrators the tools to implement a system of shared assessments with the power to transform a school. Assessment Book Reviews Erik Kreutner expectations eye on education formative assessment guidelines Jana Alig Results Routledge SCORE Process Short Cycle Assessments students teachers techniques Todd Stanley

Assessing Teaching: A Curriculum Theory Approach


I’ve been thinking a lot this past semester about how we assess teaching, for various reasons. Someone with a curriculum as content perspective would probably opt to assess teaching by: Looking at someone’s syllabus. What are some other institutional ways of assessing teaching?

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


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.

Assessments to play reduced classroom role

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Obama Administration moves to limit how frequently assessments are used in the classroom. ” “One essential part of educating students successfully is assessing their progress in learning to high standards. Some states are already taking action to reduce assessments.

Open School ePortfolio for Authentic Assessment

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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.

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I have always believed that assessment should be primarily for the benefit of the student, not the teacher. I concede that teachers need to know how their students are progressing, and this is very much a part of the assessment process. I don''t like end of module assessments much.

Human Geography Cornerstone Assessment @BullisSchool: Megacity Project Using @Weebly, @SutoriApp, @GoogleMaps #edtech


This final cornerstone assessment engages students in an extended study analyzing how megacities are transforming the world. What we learned – and will do better in the future – is that students need detailed guidelines on what this documentation process should look like. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ve heard me talk about the Megacity Project that all 9th grade students complete in their Human Geography course.

What Should K-12 Students Know About Artificial Intelligence? New Standards Are in the Works

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A new initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to set guidelines for what students should know about the fast-evolving technology. Marketplace K-12 Artificial Intelligence Assessment / Testing Curriculum / Digital Curriculum

How Tech Can Engage Students, Simplify the School Day and Save Time for Teachers


According to national social studies teacher education guidelines , infusing technology into instruction should: Extend learning beyond what could be done without technology. I used it for formative assessment so I could plan my next moves and understand where my students were daily.

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What is Standards-based Grading?

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This means students have clear guidelines for how to define success over time, making it easy for all stakeholders in a student’s learning to determine if they are accomplishing what must be done for college and career. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ).

My Kids Hate Their Desks! (And What I Did About It!)

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in Curriculum and Assessment, and K-12 Pennsylvania Principal certification. Outside of the classroom, Brooke is an auditor for Pennsylvania Higher Level Education programs and serves as a member of the Pennsylvania State program guidelines committee for English Language Arts and reading.

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit


More from Edmentum If you're looking for more personalized learning programs, check out Edmentum's full suite of K-12 evidence-based assessments and digital curriculum and see why almost a million educators in the U.S.

The Greatest Enemy of Creativity in Schools Isn’t Testing. It’s Time.


Measuring and assessing such work in a way that keeps kids inspired is another matter, though, and schools aren’t known for being good at it. Her newest, “ Unlocked: Assessment as the Key to Everyday Creativity in the Classroom ,” serves as something of a blueprint for schools aiming to spark the creative process in the classroom while staying grounded in a reality that requires them to follow standards and assess students regularly.

3 Ways To Combat Recipe Learning

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I hadn’t designed an effective summative assessment. They want to have the guidelines. Check out their resource section for example problems, assessment ideas and project guides. Formative assessments come in all forms. formative assessment learning PBL

Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers


It is nonetheless essential that you make clear what the assessment criteria will be, what coursework and homework is required, as well as what students can expect from you in terms of availability, support and communication.

Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing


This can be a big relief to teachers who struggle to create student-friendly guidelines around grading expectations. For district leaders used to relying on the state assessment for data on writing performance, implementing a consistent way to digitally track student writing can be transformative. “It Education Technology Language Arts Technology in School Digital Textbooks Professional Development Student Engagement Assessment Driven Curriculum STEM Education

The Four Biggest Challenges to Implementing Maine's Proficiency-Based Diploma


The Maine DOE defines proficiency-based education as an academic assessment approach that requires students to demonstrate mastery of certain skills before they progress to the next lesson, get promoted to the next grade level, or receive a diploma. Indeed, Maine’s DOE recently released guidelines to help districts answer many of their continuing questions about developing systems that meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs


Do we have a programmatic assessment plan? Properly supporting faculty with program guidelines, time definitions within their contracts, and stipends tailored to their time investment. Does our program support a prior learning assessment model?

The 4-Letter Word You Need to Know—and How Teachers and Administrators Can Embrace Data Literacy


It is difficult for teachers to really understand what data to act on and how assessment results should change their daily practice. Principles such as there should be data from multiple sources and data is only as good as the instrument or assessment from which it is derived. An ideal data literacy program provides teachers with tools to organize their data and guidelines on how to understand and analyze it to help teachers make the connection of the data to their practice.

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5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking

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New educational guidelines from ISTE stress the importance of contextualizing science, technology, engineering and math skills through everyday classroom activities. . 5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:34.

6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)


Bite-sized resources like videos, assessments, and worksheets, can enhance an existing lesson plan, provide flexibility, and help engage students. On Wikimedia Commons, all educational media content is either public domain or freely-licensed, and can be used per the license guidelines.

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How One Educator Found Work-Life Balance By Teaching Online—From Her Living Room


There you're trying to meet the needs of everyone in the classroom and meet guidelines and expectations, and you want to have high test scores. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies STEM Education Assessment Driven Curriculum Fully-Online School Online TutoringWorld maps, colorful letter charts and a felt animal poster line the walls of LaShundra Wigfall’s classroom.

Using Rubrics: Integrity, Fairness and Responsibility

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A rubric is an assessment tool that helps to maintain integrity and fairness in grading. A good clear and objective assessment tool. Assessment is based on a clear set of specific performance standards. Assessment School

Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom


When educators base the instruction only on the curricular guidelines, they cannot provide students with real life experiences, with innovative content and digital skills. Throughout the world, many public schools still rely heavily on text-based core curriculum.

A further 4 ways to stimulate online learner engagement


So use some of these as guidelines: Chunking: Instead of just breaking modules into linear ones (one thing after the other), you could try to explore chunking the content together by topic. Conduct live stream performance tests per student to assess their skill level and learning.

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Peer Feedback That Works

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Assessing student learning traditionally is accomplished with tests. And unless assessments are frequent, it’s easy to miss the student who is lost or just doesn’t get it. Create a rubric that students will use to assess classmates.

An introduction to rubrics for higher education

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Rubrics, in education, is an assessment guide used to evaluate learning. Rubrics helps teachers to focus on their goals and derive a concrete set of guidelines. Rubrics, in writing, is a guide for assessments and tests in learning quality. An Introduction To Rubrics From Linways.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers


Here are a few guidelines to help you create successful online PD for teachers: Establish what teachers need. A good program starts with a needs assessment, which is a way to figure out what teachers really need from their training.

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