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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.

9 steps to better online assessments

eSchool News

A new tool helps district leaders plan and create online assessments in the wake of their growing popularity. The Online Assessment Planning Tool , supported by the Learning First Alliance, is accompanied by a report summarizing the best practices in online assessments.

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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.

9 recommendations for making better use of online assessment tools

FETC Converge

The shift by schools from paper and pencil to online assessment technology has started yielding significant benefits for schools, teachers and students. But school districts continue to struggle trying to harness the full potential of online assessment tools, according to a new report from a consortium of education groups. Uncategorized data collection learning environments online assessment reports resources and tools

Quiz building software – A platform to create exclusive Quizzes for your students

Think Exam

Online quiz tool is a remarkable medium to assess the candidate’s aptitude. With such an advent development in innovation we all have been somewhere a part of online test experiencing the ease of its features.

K-12 Dealmakers to Focus on Adaptive Learning, Assessment, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes.

Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. Digital Promise , a California-based nonprofit organization, calls for increased emphasis on supports and resources designed for personalized learning with this more diverse student population. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students.

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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States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. State leaders were less surprised to learn that, on average, there are only about six devices for every 10 Utah students, or that the wireless infrastructure is not adequate in many schools.

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.

Disentangle time from testing

The Christensen Institute

One report estimates that at the peak of the testing regime in 8th grade, tests can consume an average of 20 to 25 hours during the year. But this polarizing testing debate misses the long-term picture—and in so doing, threatens to derail vitally important innovations in assessments afoot in our country, particularly with the rise of technology in classrooms. Department of Education to shift to new forms of assessment. As such, it amplifies rather than detracts from learning.

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. Otherwise, there isn’t much to be learned.

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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. Many educators have questions, though, about how to measure social and emotional learning (SEL) topics like relationship skills and self-awareness, even when they believe such skills should be addressed.

5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

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Online learning has moved to the front stage as 90 percent of high-income countries are using it as the primary means of educational continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Education, Richard is a go-to person for exploring the shift we are experiencing in learning today.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. So what does high-quality teaching in these blended-learning schools look like?

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

Through our research over the past few years, we’ve seen schools around the world adopt technology to amplify the impact of teachers and make learning more student-centered. And, while technology is a powerful learning resource, it’s not the only lever for helping students succeed. Increasingly, we also see schools experimenting with staffing arrangements—essentially, how adults are being utilized in the classroom—in an effort to further magnify personalized learning.

How to ensure quality in your online classrooms.

Linways Technologies

6 ways to improve the quality of your teaching-learning. As more institutions are opening up to the world of online learning, new possibilities are emerging along with new challenges. Communication is obviously the basic element of an online classroom.

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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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Personalized Learning: A New Take on an Old Concept

Leadership Lounge

Personalized learning has become a thing in K-12 education. Personalized learning is certainly not a new concept, but its current headliner status is partially due to financial support from some influential foundations. The beautifully constructed learning materials were part of it.

30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

Arcademics - One of my favorite sites for game based learning (K-8th grade) in a wide range of subjects. Also, there is an educational portal that allows teachers to track/monitor students, generate detailed reports, and assess student's learning to make it easy to differentiate instruction.

Edulastic, Key Data Systems give educators new classroom performance tools

eSchool News

Partnership gives educators access to assessment library. Edulastic, a next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, has formed a new partnership with Key Data Systems to make the Inspect item bank available to Edulastic District Enterprise users.

K-12 Dealmaking: PowerSchool Acquires Haiku Learning; Jefferson Education Partners with Fishtree

Marketplace K-12

PowerSchool continued its acquisition streak with the purchase of Haiku Learning; in addition, Jefferson Education announced a partnership with Fishtree, and digital writing solution provider Citelighter gained additional funding. PowerSchool Purchases Haiku Learning: The K-12 education solutions provider acquired Haiku Learning , provider of a cloud-based learning management and classroom collaboration solution designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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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?

Gwinnett County Public Library Introduces Learning alive™ Kits for Early Readers

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(ATLANTA, Georgia) July 10, 2018 — Thanks to a generous donation from the Atlanta Retailers Association (ARA) that was matched by the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, Alive Studios is equipping all 15 Gwinnett County Public Library branches with its evidence-based Learning alive™ kits.

How Colleges Are Thinking Differently to Serve Adult Students

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Colleges and companies are trying to learn how to attract and educate this large population of current and potential adult learners. Indeed, a 2019 report from the U.S. The nature of jobs changing over time has created some changes in the adult learning population.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

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For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. “Mobile learning doesn’t always mean 1:1, but we are seeing schools move away from the computer lab,” she said.

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

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The deeper an edtech firm’s understanding of the changing education landscape, the better it can support teachers and students with the learning tools they most need. The deeper an edtech firm’s understanding of the changing education landscape, the better it can support teachers and students with the learning tools they most need.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

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Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Links to Local Learning. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Desmos Passes the Smarter Balanced Test (and Hopes to Save Math Students $100)

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It’s a reasonable restriction to prevent students from cheating by searching online for solutions. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), which administers standardized tests for 15 U.S. states, one territory, and the Bureau of Indian Education, has agreed to make the Desmos calculator available as a tool in its online exams. Smarter Balanced contracts with the American Institute of Research to develop and deliver the online tests via a secure web browser.

Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

eSchool News

Counties across the state have worked to increase their broadband capacity as online assessments, video resources, and mobile devices have become more prevalent in schools. So, I’m glad we were able to meet the need and do what is best for student learning.”.

Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

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K-12 education market, with the devices now making up 51 percent of sales for the first time, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting. Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top News

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

That means new teachers must learn how to teach science, technology, engineering and math on-the-job. There’s no longer an option to hide students from the online world, what is considered by many parents a dangerous place their children should avoid.

In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. The report showed striking differences in media use among varying demographics.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

Marketplace K-12

A decline in personal computer sales in the worldwide K-12 education market may be linked to faltering economies in other countries, particularly Latin America, a new report finds. market, according to a report from Futuresource Consulting, a London-based market research firm.