5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Want to know how to make your own podcast?

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes.

How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Resources to Learn More.

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The DLP Strategy Menu

Digital Promise

When we launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a program from EdTechTeam, Google, and Digital Promise that empowers school leaders to transform instruction across every classroom for every student, we wanted to put teachers in control of their professional development.

How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. These days it’s easy to find fun and engaging activities for your students online. How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy with @teachmomrepeat!

169 Tech Tips #160–14 Assessment Strategies

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: #160–14 Assessment Strategies. Category: ASSESSMENTS. These fourteen strategies are well-suited to formative assessment: Does student use prior tech skills to complete current lesson? Tech tips 169 tech tips assessments

10 Strategies to Strengthen Instruction and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to my training to become a teacher, there were some reasonably consistent norms. I still can’t believe how much time and focus there was on how to manage a classroom effectively. What will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?

Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“… these tests are unable to measure all of what it is that makes you the valued person who you are.” – Principal Len Christie. You might feel like me that they are detrimental to learning and a plague on the education system. Click to access the bookmarks. ??.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Download the transcript PDF by clicking here or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Three components to help teach vocabulary. How modeling vocabulary acquisition is important.

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How to use Prodigy for formative assessments

Prodigy

Determining student comprehension as you teach facilitates effective instruction, but delivering and evaluating formative assessments can be a time drain. To simplify this process, you can deliver formative assessments through Prodigy Math’s engaging game-based learning environment.

How to Assign Homework without Wasting Everybody’s time

The CoolCatTeacher

Answer the question "Why does my child have to do this homework?" If you ever assign homework, you have likely dealt with the “Why does my child have to do this homework?” Without a doubt, we need to be prepared to answer their questions.

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4 Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking

Catlin Tucker

More formally, “metacognition was originally referred to as the knowledge about and the regulation of one’s cognitive activities in learning processes” (Veenman, Van Hout-Wolters, & Afflerbach, 2006, p.3). When students fail to set goals, they lack focus.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom.

Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment

Neo LMS

Welcome to the third and final post in this series focusing on teacher workload, and how technology can assist teachers with the three greatest time heavy activities. Teacher tricks: grading & assessment. Now let’s move on to the tech: Rubrics. Assessments.

How to Assess Your District's Personalized Learning Implementation

Education Elements

Parents are asking for evidence that these new strategies are improving their child’s education. How do you respond? The board wants proof that personalized learning is having a positive impact in your district. The Education Elements team hears these questions a lot, so we shared our thoughts in the blog post, “ Charting Your Personalized Learning Course.” If you haven’t read it yet, go ahead. I’ll wait

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment. In my book Digital Learning Strategies , I describe four considerations for Replacement Thinking around assessments. Whatever they create with digital tools should still represent what students were to learn.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e317. See Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers. How does that work?

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5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kimberly Mitchell talks about how we can promote inquiry in the classroom. From helping students to effectively generate questions to modeling curiosity, we have five practical ideas to bring inquiry into our classroom. ” Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How to Teach With Videos

Ask a Tech Teacher

I reviewed mysimpleshow , a new tool that is getting a lot of buzz, and then asked them to share how their digital tool addresses this burgeoning interest in video. Including videos in your lesson plan is a great way to modernize traditional lectures or PowerPoint presentations.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Keep your software up-to-date.

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Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. I’ve learned not to try.

50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

Trying to figure out what’s next? Well, recently I had to record a video just in case the weather wasn’t so great in Pittsburg, Kansas for my virtual keynote. I also share my simple 2-step strategy of innovation.

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Lower Test Anxiety and Improve Retention with These Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the newest innovations in testing and assessment. Try these simple strategies from Todd Finley. See Fresh Grade’s Free Assessment Tools. 2 Power Assessment Tips: Learn about how Todd combines social-emotional learning with formative assessment.

How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, it represents a last desperate attempt to qualify for the college of their dreams. I’ve based my selections on the following criteria: ease of use — accounts are easy to set up with access to both the site and materials quick and intuitive.

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5 Fantastic Peer Feedback Strategies for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Starr Sackstein @mssackstein shares 5 feedback strategies to supercharge your writing instruction and classroom culture. We are also hosting a giveaway contest with her book on assessment. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.

The underestimated resource for personalized learning (and how to get more of it)

The Christensen Institute

When schools think about incorporating personalized learning, it may seem intuitive to consider resources like specific technologies or professional development plans. 3 ways to find time for personalized learning. Consider blended learning as a tool to rethink teacher time.

Standout with these 5 Lesson Improvement Tips

Wisewire

Tedious, time-consuming, and difficult are among the most common words used to describe the process. Small businesses that have a plan in place are proven to be twice as likely to succeed as those without. So how do you prepare for the school year?

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The DLP Strategy Menu

EdTechTeam

When we launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a program from EdTechTeam, Google, and Digital Promise that empowers school leaders to transform instruction across every classroom for every student, we wanted to put teachers in control of their professional development.

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

When they voted to eliminate a photo, they’d remove it until we selected the final photograph. In this post, I’ll be sharing seven pedagogical shifts that make interactive displays a key to a student-centered classroom. I love standing back like I did today to watch them work.

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Lesson Planning with the Classroom Chef Model

The CoolCatTeacher

John Stevens talks about a method of lesson planning to help teachers “serve up” more exciting lessons to students. Learn how at coolcatteacher.com/vr , and see the virtual reality video I shot using my Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset. Listen to the Show.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

So, what we have doesn’t seem to be working. So, what can we do to improve teacher professional development? This is a contribution to Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education Top Global Teacher Blogger’s Column. She read them to us.

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169 Tech Tip #116–How to Take Screenshots

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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Top Summer PD Opportunities

Wisewire

There is a heavy focus on the importance of students learning how to learn and how to lead. As technology continues to evolve and the way we communicate changes as a result, lifelong learning has never been more important. How will you spend your summertime wisely?

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Motivating Kids with Nontraditional Memory Techniques

The CoolCatTeacher

Oskar Cymerman, author of Crush School Student Guide: Learn Faster, Study Smarter, Remember More, and Make School Easier , shares nontraditional memory techniques that we can use to help kids learn and remember. Listen to the Show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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 ).

Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

The CoolCatTeacher

She teaches us strategies and helps us think about how to make our classrooms better. Note: There were so many great quotes in this show, I’ve made some graphics for you to share. Score assessments, generate reports and transfer grades automatically.

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Understanding ADHD and Helping Kids Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Having been diagnosed with ADHD herself, Katherine is uniquely positioned to help us understand what to do to help children with ADHD and their parents. Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22. to organize.

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Five Learning Strategies that Work

Digital Promise

As the amount of information available to us grows each day, many people turn to “curated” websites to find news and ideas that are are most relevant to them. How easily they could be used by students and teachers.

5 Ways to Be an Unforgettable Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Chuck Poole shares five ways to be an unforgettable teacher or an unforgettable coach. He also gives us links to some free cards he shares with students and parents. Quickly create assessments for any grade or subject without special forms or equipment.

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