Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

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.

Innovative Ways to Encourage Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are suggestions: LucidPress –provides professional-looking templates for brochures, magazines, fliers, and more. Slideshows have long been the alternative to the written report, used when the written word required an oral presentation. Knowledge is meant to be shared.

7 Innovative Writing Methods for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are suggestions: LucidPress –provides professional-looking templates for brochures, magazines, fliers, and more. Slideshows have long been the alternative to the written report, used when the written word required an oral presentation. Knowledge is meant to be shared.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

He is the author of several books on effectively using digital technologies to communicate and assess learning. Wesley Fryer on episode 572 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Deep fake videos are now possible.

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13 Ways to Use Canva in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cover pages add just the right amount of professionalism for reports, poetry collections, ebooks, a magazine, or any other project that shares curated knowledge. I use greeting cards as formative assessments of student tech skills. Magazines.

Learning.com Launches Cyberbullying Prevention Campaign for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

techlearning

With national data reports showing cyberbullying on the rise, especially in public schools, the digital literacy leader has created a cyberbullying prevention toolkit for educators to download and help students and parents do their part in promoting online safety and good digital citizen skills.

How the Internet of Things May Change K–12 Culture

EdTech Magazine

billion industry that’s expected to grow through at least 2021, according to a Marketplace report. This reduces labor costs while allowing IT departments to oversee both systems with one dashboard, according to an article in EdTech magazine.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Think how often keyboarding is part of student work–entering website addresses, adding comments to blogs, typing docs into GAFE, and taking online assessments. Use it for all projects–a science poster, a history magazine, and math homework.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

Support for school or district wide reporting and data analysis is absent. And what region doesn’t have unique assessment and reporting standards? Microsoft’s Active Directory), or any attendance database, report card system or resource scheduling system.

Tech Tools for Active Learning Classrooms

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With Canva, students can create cover pages for reports, poetry collections, ebooks, magazines, or any other project. IT ENABLES EDUCATORS TO ASSESS LEARNERS IN A VISUAL BAR GRAPH WHILE STUDENTS TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR OWN LEARNING.

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GreyED Chosen to Join 2018 NSBA Innovation Showcase

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The digital tool assesses six critical elements that make up an organization’s edtech ecosystem. Actionable school level reports empower leadership to confidently make data-driven decisions that will potentially impact student outcomes, professional development, budget, and resources.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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Noakes: She recommended a needs assessment, as Diamond outlined, but said schools often look at the curricular content or internal infrastructure only. Noakes emphasized that the process must include an equity assessment—can all of the students and teachers access the tech outside of school? And when assessing student performance and whether or not a tool is helping them reach their goals, they cautioned that educators need to look beyond test scores. “We

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

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Educators need to think about what elements are impacting a student’s ability to learn when they’re examining assignments and assessments. For instance, if a student is stressed while taking an assessment, it can affect the results. Department of Education) and Parents magazine.

Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019

Edsurge

Instead, MOOCs should be understood as digital content like podcasts, online magazines, Netflix series or even email campaigns rather than facilitated educational experiences akin to college seminars. Our users self-report these behaviors in post-course surveys and qualitative interviews. Compare how a MOOC is assessed with how we evaluate The New York Times. “What’s the completion rate for your online courses?”

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An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

This story about preschool was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the USA TODAY NETWORK-FLORIDA and the Naples Daily News.

Schools' Online Credit Recovery Courses Under Scrutiny

Leadership Lounge

And recent reports reveal just how little state departments of education actually know about their districts’ offerings — which districts offer credit recovery courses, how many students take and pass these courses, and the courses’ overall quality and rigor.

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

The Hechinger Report

Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. The series was produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project , nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate Magazine.

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Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll. Check out this wonderful magazine for some great K12 educational articles, I will be presenting at Alan November’s BLC in Boston in July.

How to help people remember what they learn

Turn to Your Neighbor

” As an educational designer, I have thus been wondering: What is the real issue that prevents a student who puts in the time from performing well on an assessment? My worst nightmare? Realizing Turn to Your Neighbor has been on hiatus for 365 days!? No, but that sure is a close second.

A guide for how to select the best tech tools for your school

eSchool News

One educator even contributed excerpts of his how-to article from the February 2016 issue of Tech & Learning magazine.”. For example, a recommendation to provide staff with a technology needs assessment contains a link to a National Center for Technology Planning survey questionnaire.

Belonging and Its Role in Math Achievement

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she was involved in research projects in the Boston area, including investigating the biological underpinnings of autism and working to develop more linguistically sound reading assessments for young-adult readers. Department of Education) and Parents magazine.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

In its glossary, Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy defines news literacy as: The ability to use critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of news reports, whether they come via print, television or the Internet.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: March 24, 2017 $1M wasted in questionable practices by Dallas ISD's IT and procurement departments, report finds | DallasNews → A questionable software purchase has led to the discovery of over $1 million in waste in Dallas ISD's information technology and procurement departments.

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How Genrefication Makes School Libraries More Like Bookstores

MindShift

Reader Pants,” reports a 36% increase after she genrefied a middle school library in Fort Worth, Texas in 2011. Others report shortcuts like using books’ copyright pages or Goodreads listings to quickly select a genre.

March 21st - Interview with Bill Mathis from the National Education Policy Center on "Mistakes We Make in Thinking About Education and Reform."

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In earlier positions, he was Deputy Assistant Commissioner in New Jersey where he headed assessment, research and evaluation activities. From popular magazines to technical reports to peer-reviewed research, Bill has authored over 200 articles

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

But most of the time when Gartner uses the word “methodology,” it is trying to signify “science,” and what it really means is “expensive reports you should buy to help you make better business decisions.” I understand why these sorts of reports exist, I do.

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Enhance Long-Term Student Learning

edWeb.net

While this is what a traditional assessment does—asks students to retrieve what they are supposed to have learned—retrieval practice is more frequent and lower stakes. Department of Education) and Parents magazine. Learning seems like a simple process.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: March 24, 2017 $1M wasted in questionable practices by Dallas ISD's IT and procurement departments, report finds | DallasNews → A questionable software purchase has led to the discovery of over $1 million in waste in Dallas ISD's information technology and procurement departments.

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How to help people remember what they learn

Turn to Your Neighbor

” As an educational designer, I have thus been wondering: What is the real issue that prevents a student who puts in the time from performing well on an assessment? My worst nightmare? Realizing Turn to Your Neighbor has been on hiatus for 365 days!? No, but that sure is a close second.

What Can Higher Ed Learn from Precision Medicine?

Edsurge

UCLA’s The American Freshman report shows that 84.8% The event was the 2017 Collegiate Leaders in Increasing MoBility ( CLIMB ) Research Initiative conference in Austin, Texas, and the goal was to continue the work on social-mobility report cards led by MacArthur Genius Award Winner Raj Chetty and his co-authors John Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, and Danny Yagan. First, it was about access. Then completion. Now, it’s about wellness.

What I've been learning about Genius Hour

Kairos EdTech

Other companies such as Apple and LinkedIn have followed Google model on this, according to a Wired Magazine article. Google has long had a policy to allow their employees to use 20% of their time to work on new projects or products that still don''t exist.

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Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

Marketplace K-12

The investment company Weld North Holdings LLC today announced its acquisition of Performance Matters, a student assessment and data analytics company that it will merge with Truenorthlogic, a K-12 ed-tech business focused on continuous educator improvement. million were reported to Inc. magazine, which ranked Truenorthlogic 2,345th on its Inc. K-12 educators use the company’s Unify product to author instructional materials and administer assessments.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Nicole Eramo, a former dean of students, is suing the magazine for $7.9 In other Pearson news, via The Digital Reader : “ Pearson Shares Slump Following Poor Earnings Report.” The Hechinger Report , Edsurge , Fast Company , and Wired were dutiful stenographers.

B. F. Skinner: The Most Important Theorist of the 21st Century

Hack Education

Some students finished the work quickly, Skinner reported, and squirmed in their seats with impatience waiting for the next set of instructions. His teaching machine, he argued, would enable a student to move through exercises that were perfectly suited to her level of knowledge and skill, assessing her understanding of each new concept, and giving immediate positive feedback and encouragement along the way.

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