6 tools for real formative assessment

eSchool News

Delivering formative assessments is made easier with classroom technology tools. As education policy moves away from the much-maligned No Child Left Behind and toward new legislation focusing on learning outcomes, technology-enabled formative assessments are moving to the foreground as a way to gauge student learning in real time. Assessments have long presented a challenge for educators in their various forms and frequency.

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


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.


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Library 2.017 Makerspaces Special Pre-Conference Webinar - Fayetteville Free Library on "STEAM and Making at the FFL"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As a special bonus for registering (free) for the Library 2.017 Makerspaces mini-conference , you also can attend live and/or watch the recording of a special 90-minute live Webinar with the folks from Fayetteville Free Library on "STEAM and Making at the FFL." Please also join the Library 2.0 During Sue’s administration the Fayetteville Free Library has received the Library Journal’s Five Star rating for seven years.

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Because you have a built-in video library, email library, form library, and the ability to automate, you could set this up one year and continue using it year after year! Again, with the email/video/form library you could create this one year and keep using it over and over.

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

because it brings us so many books and expands our classroom libraries and feeds our students desire to read. It is not a replacement for assessment. Anastasis uses e-portfolios together with our assessment system to help students remember and reflect on their learning journey. Anastasis Academy education reform Evaluate inspiration Middle/High School Open Source Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources web tools Web2.0

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”


Michelle Luhtala , Department Chair of the New Canaan, CT, High School Library and a 2015 Library Journal Mover & Shaker , is a leader in helping teacher-librarians all around the country to become Future Ready. Future Ready has developed a common set of information, tools, and assessment, that are all available for free. Although we have a library services department, we receive very little support from them in making libraries real libraries.”. “We

EdisonLearning and Pointful Education Partner To Expand Access To Online Career and Technical Courses

eSchool News

Pointful Education’s suite of CTE and elective offerings are now available to all secondary students enrolled in eCourses through EdisonLearning. The courses feature project-based learning, engaging video content, a variety of assessments, and interactive activities.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


If a student might work more efficiently in a quieter learning environment, for example, you could allow them to complete a project in the school library. Our programs assign these lessons based on a student’s placement assessment and their demonstrated mastery.

Empower Educators to Teach Writing with PD, Practice and Tools That Extend Their Reach


Revision Assistant's Secondary Education Prompt Library —middle and high school writing prompts organized by grade level. These are some of Patti West-Smith's favorite resources about writing instruction and assessment: ReadWriteThink.org. "On Education Technology Language Arts Technology in School Assessment Driven Curriculum Core Curriculum Professional Development Collaboration Tools EdTech LexiconThe caterwauling about the inability of U.S.

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TEL Education Makes Learning Visible with Student Learning Dashboard

eSchool News

As a result, Reynolds says, students in secondary and postsecondary programs often lack a sense of context or connectedness in their learning. TEL offers its library of general education courses to high schools, colleges and universities, and homeschool parents and organizations.

After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Law school and pre-law faculty could file briefs and publish assessments, or offer advice to activists and sympathetic legislators. On December 14th, 2017, the United States FCC ended its policy of net neutrality.

K-12 Funding in the American Rescue Plan

MIND Research Institute

billion has been added to the ESSER fund for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, with new spending requirements for districts and schools with high percentages of students living in poverty.

Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of the Reinvent the Classroom initiative, a collaboration between Digital Promise, HP, Microsoft, and Intel, Digital Promise is supporting innovative elementary and secondary school teachers through the HP Teaching Fellows.

Making Sure Your Online Services Protect Your Students’ Data


There is also likely to be an assessment system that includes tests, rubrics, and analytics. She graduated from Florida State University and received a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida.

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Why It’s So Hard to Lower the Cost of Textbooks


This week’s podcast sponsor is PowerSchool, now with Schoology, a unified platform that brings SIS, LMS and assessment together for blended, distance and personalized learning. The entertainment industry has been shifting how it connects fans with music, movies and other media.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

It allows each person to contribute with shorter deadlines and individual deliverables and makes it easier to assess each person’s contribution. Another team created their own game testing protocol and got feedback from a local game library. HP Teaching Fellows, part of HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom initiative, supports innovative elementary and secondary school teachers demonstrating powerful teaching and learning with technology.

Video Book Trailer Awards

The Daring Librarian

On September 27th, School Library Journal will ask readers to vote for the best video trailers that promote books and encourage reading. Winners will be announced at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit on the Future of Reading on October 22, 2010 in Chicago. You''ll find an Assessment Rubric , among other resources, on the Reading-Active-and-Engaging wiki. contest Diane Cordell iMovie joyce valenza School Library Journal video book awards

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Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

Objective criteria would be based on standard assessments and official proctors. Part of completion would be student involvement in furthering the library of modules available for that stream of study. . By Matt Ridenour. The current public education system has stagnated.

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9 Good Collections of Videos for Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Common practice was to assign a chapter to read in a textbook and then a worksheet to assess student knowledge. Bitsize is the BBC’s collection of free short videos and lessons (they’re all bite-sized) on over fifty subjects taught in Primary or Secondary education. Most include class ideas for usage and an assessment to determine if students got what you put out there. C-Span video library. It has become the largest STEM video library of its kind.

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Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer PD is for credentialed and non-credentialed K-8 teachers, tech teachers/integration specialists, library media specialists, and pre-service professionals. A secondary focus (but of significant interest with students I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have time for.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer PD: The Tech-infused Teacher is for credentialed and non-credentialed K-12 teachers, tech teachers/integration specialists, library media specialists, and pre-service professionals. A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available.

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The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum


Dr. Barbara Stripling, Professor Emerita, Syracuse University, and former ALA President, describes the history and goals of the project that builds on an earlier version developed by school librarians in 2009 under the auspices of the Office of Library Services and its former Director, Dr. Stripling. Different sections provide a PK-12 continuum of skills, identification of priority skills for every grade level, and graphic organizer assessments for the priority skills.

How One Student Email Could Have Been Life-Changing

Gaggle Speaks

Without hesitation and regardless of the time of day, our team quickly notified Robert, the lead Gaggle emergency contact at Hesperia Unified and the district’s Director of Secondary Education, Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, and administrators at the student’s high school. We were fortunate this year to sponsor the California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA) Annual Seminar.

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer PD: The Tech-infused Teacher is for credentialed and non-credentialed K-12 teachers, tech teachers/integration specialists, library media specialists, and pre-service professionals. A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available.

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6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS


For example, in a survey investigating the impact of collaboration in the learning of secondary school Statistics, one school found out that students had a 11.8% In addition, files won’t get lost in Facebook chats or Whatsapp messages since everything gets stored in the LMS library and can be retrieved in an instant. Their effort as a team can be assessed more fairly using an LMS. Read more: Next Generation Learning: Assessments.

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‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online


Another educator started a burgeoning Facebook group for international educators to trade tips, and another began a detailed list of helpful online tools, including the digital portfolio platform Seesaw and the ebook library Epic.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Just a disclaimer though, I am a high school math teacher, so a few of the tech-tools I reference in this post belong mostly in a secondary math classroom, but with a little elbow grease and ingenuity, there are ways to fit them into any K-12 math curriculum as well. What’s more, they have curated the best lessons into a comprehensive library of lessons that are free for teachers to use as well! Math teachers: This is for you.

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3 Key Actions for 2021-22 You Can Take Now


COVID’s impact on schools was so substantial that Congress established the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). Reinventing spaces—designing flexible classroom spaces and turning a library into a learning commons with flexible seating and mobile bookshelves.

The 2020 Learning Revolution daily online conference starts today!

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Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Library: Go to the library and have your child pick out lots of books. Kids get a strength assessment and then suggested online and face-to-face activities. Schools being closed is nothing new. There are spring and winter breaks. There are snow days. There is summer vacation.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

The difference in the performance between each ESEA subgroup (as defined in this document) within a participating LEA or school and the statewide average performance of the LEA’s or tate’s highest achieving subgroups in reading/language arts and mathematics as measured by the assessments required under the ESEA. completion of a minimum course of study, content mastery, proficiency on college- and career-ready assessments, etc.)

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

In the new year, when we receive our mid-year i-Ready results, I want to celebrate our students’ growth, paying particular attention to those who were below grade level on their fall assessment and have worked hard to make meaningful progress since then.”. Esra Murray, library media specialist, Cider Mill Elementary School, Connecticut. Scott Hayhurst, teacher, Okanagan Mission Secondary School, Canada. “I This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning.

What a summer prototype taught us about measuring quality in an unbundled education system

The Christensen Institute

Our current approach of summative assessments has few fans. In these emergent systems, the desire is to report absolute individual growth broken out by subgroups (as opposed to norm-referenced growth or the current measure of average proficient) via on-demand assessments. Denver Public Library Dev Camp : a week-long summer camp where young adults learn the basics of web development, including HTML and CSS, as well as an introduction to JavaScript.

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Framework: Ed Elements Provides Model, Plan, Hand-holding


Download and examine Ed Elements’ three models for elementary schools and its three models for secondary schools. It helps schools and districts assess their needs, recognize their strengths and how to work with those, and map out a plan. Customized Experiences: A member of the Education Elements consulting team will create a custom roadmap, set of prioritized actions and library of relevant resources, based on the district’s needs.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

As a result, performance has increased: standardized test scores, AP enrollment and achievement, graduation rates across all demographics, student attendance, and engagement, and post-secondary concurrent enrollment. By Doug Cauthen.

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