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

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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

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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.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

Teachers and students can upload images easily or interact with the display through their personal devices,” the The Tech Edvocate reports. “By classrooms, this level of infrastructure will support media-rich assessments and classroom use — but not for all classrooms at the same time.

13 Ways to Use Canva in Your Classroom

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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

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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.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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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.

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.

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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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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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

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.

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

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Reports.” ” More on the report from Pacific Standard. ” “ Turkey has reacted angrily to suggestions that it might tone down its attack on Saudi Arabia over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi if the United States agrees to extradite an opponent of President Erdogan,” The Times reports. ” Via The Verge : “An academic reported sexual harassment. Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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.

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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“The Trump Administration Has Revoked A Federal Directive On Campus Rape ,” Buzzfeed reports. ” “The Department of Education rejected two recent calls to improve its monitoring of the financial health of colleges and universities – despite findings that its metrics predicted only half of institutional closures in recent years,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The New York Times : “ Harvard Endowment Reports ‘Disappointing’ 8.1

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.

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” “The Trump administration just failed to stop a climate lawsuit brought by 21 kids,” The Chicago Tribune reports. ” Inside Higher Ed reports that there’s “confusion over distance education rules”: “Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.” ” Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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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Enhance Long-Term Student Learning

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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.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported. “ Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death,” The New York Times reported on Thursday. Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. University of Texas at Austin , related to features unique to that university,“ Inside Higher Ed reports. ” As Vox reports, “The Court announced Thursday that it was unable to reach a decision in the case United States v. From Course Report : “the 2016 Coding Bootcamp Market Size Study.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Think the private school startup Bridge International Academies that operates in Africa, for example, which Peg Tyre documented so devastatingly in The New York Times Magazine this summer.). “Now Any Organization Can Create Content for LinkedIn Learning,” Edsurge reported in June.

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.

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.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students.” Via The Hechinger Report : “For students teetering on the edge financially, micro-grants help them finish college.” World Magazine on how Liberty University handles its student newspaper: “Papered over.” ” Via The Hechinger Report : “Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores.”

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