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. 7 digital portfolio guidelines. We have prepared seven guidelines that show how easy it is to implement digital portfolios in the classroom. Use digital portfolios as assessments.

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

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After a year of collaborative development, we are excited to announce the release of the Design, Assessment, and Implementation Principles for Educator Micro-credentials. Issuers: Use these principles to design and assess your micro-credential content.


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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. 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?

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. Book Reviews Feedback Corwin feedback formative assessment guidelines James Nottingham Jill Nottingham prerequisites Rita Platt tools

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 ). Assess them anecdotally regularly to track progress. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Tech tips 169 tech tips assessments

How to assess your school’s indoor air quality

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COVID-19 ushered forth a plethora of new safety guidelines and strategies intended to bring students and teachers back to the classroom as safely as possible.

SLAM Card resources for narrative language assessment


The School Age Language Assessment Measures (SLAM) materials are a series of story cards and questions with rubrics that are all FREE. We used them for baseline assessments and I recently used them in an evaluation, and found they gathered helpful data in all cases.

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

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Here are three general guidelines: The app must improve outcomes. It improves close reading, assesses understanding, is intuitive to roll out and use, and does much more than replace something you already have. More about assessments. 12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning.

How to Create Formative Classroom Assessments


Teacher-Made Assessments: How to Connect Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Learning (2nd Ed) by Gareis and Grant gets reviewer Anne Anderson's gold star for usefulness and practicality with its guidelines offering plentiful techniques and examples. Assessment Book Reviews Anne Anderson assessment Christopher R. Gareis classroom assessment curriculum examples Leslie W.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Formative Assessment

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What is formative assessment? What makes a good formative assessment? How should I use formative assessment results? How do I know what type of formative assessment to use? What are the benefits of using an edtech tool for formative assessment?

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. 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. Newsletters that highlight classroom test prep, test guidelines and expectations provide parents and guardians with valuable test information.

Assessments to play reduced classroom role

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Obama Administration moves to limit how frequently assessments are used in the classroom. Students and educators will have to prepare for fewer assessments under a new federal focus that, while preserving the role that high-quality assessments play the classroom, also removes practices that have “burdened classroom time or not served students or educators well.” Done well and thoughtfully, assessments are tools for learning and promoting equity.

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. We don’t know if this supposedly good course designer who selected good quality content (according to some standard) is able to present the material well to students and engage them and assess their learning in the end.

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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. However, assessment of learning is not as important as assessment for learning. Formative forms of assessment are therefore more important in the process of learning. I don''t like end of module assessments much.

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. Assessment is a very hot issue for both teachers and students and the disputes over this educational component are more than common.

6 Digital tools that help teachers create effective rubrics


A solution comes from rubrics, which are benchmarks used in grading to help assess students’ learning. The rubric’s features are essential because they provide clear guidelines for the teacher. Teachers assessments digital tools rubricsThe grading process is time-consuming.

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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 CurriculumThe post What Should K-12 Students Know About Artificial Intelligence? New Standards Are in the Works appeared first on Market Brief.

Building a PBL Environment


Rather than a daily quiz, create a formative assessment that can be submitted asynchronously when a student finishes a component of the assignment. Seesaw also functions as a great tool to collect formative assessment ands includes the ability to record and share video reponses.

Notice the emphasis on ‘feeding them content’

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’ 12 education guidelines from Alfie Kohn. Assessment Learning and Teaching adaptive learning Christine Willig individualization learning teaching

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Here’s some of what I wrote: ENGAGEMENT UDL Guideline(s): Recruiting Interest, Sustaining Effort & Persistence, Self Regulation Tool(s): Blogging platforms such as WordPress or Squarespace. ACTION & EXPRESSION Guideline(s): Executive Functions Tool(s): Google Sheets.

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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 ). They learn these topics and then demonstrate competency via varied forms of assessment. . Constructive Conversations – Assessing Student Conversations. Teaching assessments pdEducation is changing.

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. Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

Peer Feedback: Making It Meaningful

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Peer feedback is most effective when it is focused, and students have clear guidelines for giving feedback. I believe rubrics should be provided at the start of any assignment, task, or project that will be assessed using a rubric. Feedback is how students feel seen and supported.

Digital Workspaces & HyperDocs with Google Workspace for Education


These opportunities could be a Google Form, a Flipgrid video, a Seesaw activity, or another type of formative assessment.

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. Erika, grade 10 math and science teacher Clear Guidelines Pave the Way for Teachers to Embrace Technology More Fully I was able to create lessons with no preparation.

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College Board Pauses Plan to Let Students Take SAT Test at Home This Fall


And given the barriers to taking these exams under current social distancing guidelines and the COVID-19 pandemic, others may follow suit. Education Technology Higher Education Assessments

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.

Tanjo AI Advances to Final Round in Pandemic Response Challenge

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Finalist teams were selected from semifinalists from 28 countries following an independent judging panel’s assessment of teams’ predictions of COVID-19 transmission rates and patterns. For more information on the challenge guidelines, judging panel, and more, visit xprize.org/pandemicresponse. Ancillary Newsline assessment learning north carolina winning

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. In this webinar we walk through a self-assessment that will allow you to determine which blended learning models can work with specific schedules, resources, goals, spaces, and technology setups.

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. Embrace Formative Assessment- Formative assessments are short and quick assessments that are given at the moment of learning. Formative assessments come in all forms. formative assessment learning PBL

Membean- A Good Vocabulary Website for Students

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Image source: membean.com Membean allows teachers to create classes, invite students, and create and share assessments and assignments. Assessments and writing assignments Teachers can easily design personalized assessments based on students vocabulary learning.

Three simple steps for creating lesson plans


Lesson plans serve as a teacher guideline for what students will learn, why they are learning a skill and how they will learn it and demonstrate their proficiency. Design assessments to measure understanding .

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Within the principle of engagement there are three guidelines: 1) providing options for self-regulation, 2) providing options for sustaining effort and persistence, and 3) providing options for recruiting interest.

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. Brooke Markle on episode 468 of the 10-Minute Teacher Brooke Markle, a veteran middle-level English educator, realized that her kids hated their desks. They wiggled. They moved.

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Here are general guidelines: up to 10 people per class (same low price–$750). Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker.

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

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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 Digital tools for podcasting in the hybrid classroom


Teachers can create personalized materials for lessons, content for research and revision, fun facts, and guidelines that students can easily access on any device whenever and wherever they want. Additionally, you can set the scene for introspection, reflection, and peer assessment.

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Three simple steps for creating lesson plans


Lesson plans serve as a teacher guideline for what students will learn, why they are learning a skill and how they will learn it and demonstrate their proficiency. Start by designing engaging learning activities to help students develop their skills, reach proficiency, and assess whether students met the learning targets. Design assessments to measure understanding . Creating effective lesson plans is the cornerstone of successful teaching and learning.

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