Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. Have an instructional framework centered around curriculum design before talking about assessment.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

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Learn about the revolutionary Pearson Tell Online Assessment | @Pearson

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Sue Ann Towle to discuss the new Pearson Tell, a brand new interactive assessment experience for English Language Learners. . For more information about Pearson, visit [link]. For more information about Pearson, visit [link].

Learn about the revolutionary Pearson Tell Online Assessment | @Pearson

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Sue Ann Towle to discuss the new Pearson Tell, a brand new interactive assessment experience for English Language Learners. . For more information about Pearson, visit [link]. For more information about Pearson, visit [link].

6 reasons it’s important to create your own online assessments

eSchool News

Homegrown online assessments prove invaluable to one district. Assessments are critical to our efforts to improve instruction in K-12 education. At Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD), we began the transition to online assessment more than three years ago.

Digital Natives Still Need Help Navigating Online Assessments

Edsurge

While preparing for our standardized tests, too many of us assumed that because our students are “digital natives” their transition to online testing would be seamless and they would easily adapt and excel in these new environments. But navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. Navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. Move it online.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Survey: Educators express concerns over assessments

eSchool News

Quality, cost remain top concerns when it comes to assessments. Assessments are a hot topic in K-12 education — particularly in states that now require school districts to assess students in all subjects, not just those tested by the state. Assessments News

In praise of the open-book exam

IT Bill

Whether or not students should be required to take proctored exams in an online course has been debated for as long as there have been online courses and I suspect it will not be resolved anytime soon. Online Learning, 22(1), 131-145.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. New Jersey and Michigan developed individual state tech readiness tools in preparation for (online) assessment,” she said.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Use online dictionaries, thesauruses.

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

I only want this to include high quality up-to-date information, so if you think anything needs to be added or changed, leave a comment. . TIP: The Google for Education Blog has the breaking announcements and information on Google Classroom. Assessment.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

But this polarizing debate misses the long-term picture—and in so doing, threatens to derail the creation of more humane, transparent and accurate assessments enabled by technology that are critical to driving dramatically better outcomes for all students. But NCLB also locked us into an assessment regime that focused too narrowly on annual, summative grade-level assessments for accountability purposes and restricted innovation in assessments—and ultimately learning.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Thankfully, Jeremy Verret, the founder of Education Galaxy, provided me with more information: What is Education Galaxy ?

?Online Courses Shouldn’t Use Remote Proctoring Tools. Here’s Why.

Edsurge

Thoughts about online proctoring have been taking up more of my time and energy than I’d like to admit. Rather than spending most of my time time helping people become better online teachers, I have been figuring out how to meet two competing objectives: increase online course offerings and avoid adopting an online proctoring system. My first objective, to increase the number of online courses, is grounded in research and campus goals for increasing student success.

OPINION: How do you measure social and emotional learning?

The Hechinger Report

. In the education world, it is often said that what gets assessed gets addressed. But the field has lacked an organized method of identifying, choosing and using the best assessments to measure students’ competencies. Related: The limits of online assessments.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

techlearning

Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

“Believing in people can be a catalyst for positive change.” – Kimberly Mecham, USA

Daily Edventures

When I co-taught a unit on Innovation, we benefited from the collaboration space to do a group-based unit assessment using the Design Thinking process to design a space for our new Center for Leadership & Innovation. This was paired with an online assessment in Forms (using the Take a Test feature) for each student to complete individually.”. InformationKimberly Mecham. Director of the Center for Leadership & Innovation. Thomas School.

Edulastic launches district tool for administrators

eSchool News

Edulastic, creator of formative assessment tools for teachers, has launched Edulastic District Enterprise, a premium version of the software platform designed specifically for district and school administrators. Securely manage and control centralized assessments. “We

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Spotting Trends and Delivering Data to Connect Edtech Tools With Educator Needs

Edsurge

To support that goal, we gather contact and role information about education professionals as well survey data that helps us spot the trends in a curriculum, a district, and its educators’ needs. Over the last several years, we've published a K-12 principals’ assessment report, in which administrators give feedback on the biggest challenges they face in their schools. I graduated with a Computer Information Systems degree, so the people that inspire me are technology-based.

Should Career Counselors Use Digital Personality Tests to Help Students Choose Majors?

Edsurge

Colleges have long relied on pen-and-paper assessments purporting to measure students’ personalities, interests and values, Donnelly says. The system offers students a short online assessment of their interests , then matches them with Butte degree programs that may be a good fit for them.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices? Students learn to set goals, self-assess, monitor their progress over time.

8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Not only is this technology designed to sift through massive amounts of information but it is also ingrained with powerful curation capabilities. As a result, AI helps create smart educational content that’s being used in both classrooms and online courses.

State Testing Disruptions Likely Produced Dips and Gains in Student Scores, Study Says

Marketplace K-12

The disruptions in online assessments that roiled Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota in the spring of 2015 appear to have had both negative and positive effects on individual students’ test scores, according to a new analysis. The independent analysis released Friday was conducted by the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment , a research and consulting nonprofit hired by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium , the group that sponsored the exams.

How to create beautiful online courses: layout

Neo LMS

After clarifying a few things regarding colors (how to choose a great color theme and how to get the right color codes) and fonts (how to identify and marry them), it’s time for the third and last part of this series on how to create beautiful online courses.

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Learning management systems 101

Neo LMS

Most learning management systems today require users to log in (teachers, administrators and students) to gain access to full LMS features, such as lessons and assessments. There would be no consistent way to deliver class content and assessments. A typical LMS is accessible on a web browser, and usually has online classes, managed and taught by a teacher, and students can enroll in the classes.

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Zap life into your feedback with technology

eSchool News

Forms are an excellent and easy way to collect information. I use forms all the time to categorize information specific to feedback, a letter to a group of students or parents, etc. I just create the form and then enter the information.

4 important questions teachers in the flipped classroom must answer

Neo LMS

It requires a giant leap into digital online tools that many do not feel well-prepared for. The temptation, when it comes to converting your long-time and much practiced classroom lessons into online modules, is to simply convert each class (by a temporal definition) into online lessons.

4 Questions about the flipped classroom teachers must answer

Neo LMS

It requires a giant leap into digital online tools that many do not feel well-prepared for. The temptation, when it comes to converting your long-time and much practiced classroom lessons into online modules, is to simply convert each class (by a temporal definition) into online lessons.

Learning.com Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program

techlearning

For more information on Learning.com’s solutions, visit About Learning.com Learning.com is a national leader in providing digital literacy solutions that help prepare students for online assessments, school, college, and their future careers.

Blended learning can enable teachers to focus on cognitive skills

The Christensen Institute

I enjoyed doing them, but I think my students benefit more if I take my PowerPoint slides or a recording of myself giving that lecture and put them online for students to access individually. When students can access lecture content online, they’re not struggling to keep up or working ahead because I’m going too slow. For example, a student may try several times to learn a specific area of the content using the online resources and still not understand that content.

Getting More Out of Google Forms with autoCrat

Hansen's Link to Tech

Most users utilize Google Forms for tasks such as surveys, data collection, assessments, contact forms, etc. Using Google Sheet add-ons you provide efficient and effective opportunities for the information you collect.

Learning.com Unveils New Integration with Google Classroom

techlearning

This new functionality allows educators to easily access digital literacy lessons, activities, application exercises, and quizzes through an online catalog, then deliver the content directly to students through Google Classroom. PORTLAND, Ore.