How to Assess Digital Literacy

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Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Why assess it? What to look for in assessment tools.

Side-by-Side Assessments: Grading With Students

Catlin Tucker

Suppose the work is an assessment or finished product, like an essay, performance task, or project. Despite the initial hesitation, the teachers I’ve coached quickly realize there is a more effective and sustainable way to grade: side-by-side assessments.

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Fun formative assessment: 12 easy, no-tech ideas you can use tomorrow

Ditch That Textbook

Formative assessment means providing students with opportunities to show you what they are learning while you are teaching it. These assessments inform your instruction and help you make those little tweaks to your lessons that meet the needs of your students.

How to use Kahoot! with Google Classroom and Google Meet

Ditch That Textbook

with Google Classroom and Google Meet makes it possible to play engaging games anywhere with your class. is a fun gameshow-style assessment activity. There are tons of creative ways to review and assess with it. Using Kahoot!

Assessing with multiple choices instead of multiple-choice

Neo LMS

We rarely used multiple-choice assessments, but we had agreed that it was the only way to streamline the process for hundreds of students in grades 4-12 to utilize the wide array of tools in this space. Assessing with multiple choices instead of multiple-choice. Video assessments.

Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. The value of Zoom meetings is that the educator can create synchronous interactive conversations and activities. My goal is to have all my students actively engaged throughout the meeting.

From Formal to Formative Assessment

EdTechTeacher

With distance learning (or some form of blended/hybrid learning) a real possibility next school year, this shift in the student learning experience upends traditional assessment methods. But how does one implement formative assessment?

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. This is primarily due to the testing movement, the push towards using student assessment in the form of tests as a measure of student, teacher, principal, and school accountability. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

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Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA), often equated with Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), is any form of assessment that measures progress toward fulfillment of a stated curriculum. Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards.

How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect. Listen to Starr Sackstein share how to assess with respect. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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How to evaluate leadership skills with online assessment software?

Think Exam

Meeting organizational goals, making challenging decisions, and surpassing the competition to perform at the best is a crucial function for determining the growth of the organization.

Formative Assessment Fuels Literacy Learning

MiddleWeb

Using formative assessment effectively is key to becoming a reflective practitioner who can adjust literacy instruction to meet students’ needs and interests, write Lynne Dorfman and Brenda Krupp, who share their ideas for “breathing life into reading and writing lessons.”.

A Free, Downloadable ‘Assessment For Learning’ Prompt sheet.

EdTech4Beginners

Assessment for Learning (AfL) is the process of finding out how much progress students have made in their learning and then planning next steps for them. You can freely download, share or print the PDF: Assessment For Learning . Track discussion and feedback by setting up a classroom chatroom on Todays Meet. Tagged: afl , assessment , assessment for learning , assessment strategies , education , learning , strategies , teaching , teaching tools.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

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Many of us find students benefit greatly when the school employs curriculum-based assessments to measure progress. Because by teaching, assessing knowledge, tracking progress, and personalizing to student needs, we can determine if students are accomplishing what they must to complete the work of learning. This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions.

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Ongoing professional learning opportunities are critical as teachers strive to continuously advance their ability to meet the needs of their students in an ever-changing world. Issuers: Use these principles to design and assess your micro-credential content.

Assessments in higher education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment, is a series of measurements that uses various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. Outcome Based Education is the foundation of assessments.

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

But one thing is certain: teachers need to consider the way they assess students in these specific conditions. Assessment is often associated with quizzes, exams, and summative assessments. However, summative assessments offer a limited perspective.

Formative Assessment: Collecting Data & Designing Differentiated Learning Experiences in Class or Online

Catlin Tucker

The more physical distance between the teacher and the learner, the more challenging it is to collect formative assessment data consistently. How can we effectively weave formative assessment into the design and facilitation of learning regardless of the teaching and learning landscape? #1

We used technology to increase attendance at PTA meetings

eSchool News

My first PTA meetings reassured me that we needed to find a way to improve the drastically low attendance. At the meetings, we typically see about 12 to 15 attendees, usually the executive board and a handful of parents. percent of parents were attending our five PTA meetings each year! The only time in recent history attendance jumped was when I presented on the PARCC online standardized assessment. We view faculty meetings as professional learning opportunities.

How Today's Education Crisis May Improve Tomorrow's Assessments

Edsurge

But after only a few minutes of conversation, it’s abundantly clear that Kyra Donovan and Dr. Julie Miles share a passion for learning and a strong conviction that assessment is essential to creating the best educational outcomes for students of all abilities. Classroom Solutions - Assessment.

How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic

Edsurge

Even during the pandemic’s early days, some professors decided to toss out their grade books , figuring that high-stress assessments weren’t appropriate given the uncertain circumstances, which saw students sent away from campuses, sometimes without tech tools or internet access.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. Why Screencasting Is a Useful Formative Assessment Tool.

Otus–Exciting Free LMS You Want to Meet

Ask a Tech Teacher

assesses student learning (both formative and summative). I’ve been on the hunt for a good– scratch that : excellent –Learning Management System for several months. There are a lot of options out there, but none had enough of the characteristics that most teachers I know look for with an LMS, namely: delivers content to students in a variety of formats. tracks student progress on assigned activities. provides for teacher-student and student-student communication.

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How Video Assessments Let Students Display Their Mastery

edWeb.net

With modern assessments, teachers don’t want students to just recite facts from their lessons–teachers want to know whether or not students understand the skills and how to use them. In addition, students can work on a project together, even if they can’t meet in person.

Tap Out! Help Students Self-Assess Fast

MiddleWeb

For a fresh, fun way to quickly assess student progress, try having them “Tap Out!” Kids can think about their efforts toward meeting a learning target, and teachers get ongoing formative assessment data, writes NBCT Rita Platt.

Fun Assessment for Silent Sustained Reading

Catlin Tucker

The challenge for me was to design an “assessment” that was meaningful. I had tried everything from the traditional book report style assessment to more creative movie trailers, but I didn’t feel like they accomplished what I wanted from a silent sustained reading assessment. It wasn’t until I went to a book club meeting with some friends that inspiration struck. Why couldn’t our SSR assessment be more like that?

Meeting the needs of Gen Z students with visual learning

Neo LMS

Meeting the needs of Gen Z students with visual learning. Visual knowledge is a set of abilities that allow an individual to find, interpret, assess, use, and create images that facilitate the understanding of a specific context: social, ethical, artistic, technical, scientific.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. What is the biggest mistake teachers make when using formative assessment. Today’s Meet.

A definitive blog about assessments in online education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment is a series of measurements that use various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. Each question in an assessment should ask: .

Meeting student needs through student-centered learning

Neo LMS

Students should be included in the lesson planning process, in each learning activity and even in the designing of assessment. Meeting student needs through student-centered learning. Student-centered learning meets all of the above student needs and more. The post Meeting student needs through student-centered learning appeared first on NEO BLOG. Student-centered learning is a hot topic among educators around the world.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As of June 16, 2018, Today’s Meet closed (read the full details here ). It turns out, there are good options, depending upon whether you primarily use Today’s Meet for: backchannel and student response. Polls, forms, and surveys are great options when teachers need to create sign-up sheets, push out formative assessments, auto-grade quizzes, and more.

4 challenges–and solutions–around assessments and accountability

eSchool News

A new report examines some of the biggest challenges related to assessments and accountability, and offers recommendations for educators and policymakers as they move past spring 2021 and aim to improve student success rates.

Assessing My First Semester of ‘Ungrading’

ED Surge

I offered optional 20-minute Zoom meetings to talk about their progress. Either the student or I could request a meeting. I also edited some of the final grade criteria to be clearer, simpler, and more inclusive, based on student feedback in these meetings.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. Meet Next Generation Science Standards. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms.

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Tennessee Approves Illuminate Education’s FastBridge Reading Assessments as K–3 Universal Screeners

eSchool News

— AUGUST 25, 2021– Illuminate Education , a leading K–12 student performance solution, announces that earlyReading, CBMreading and aReading—key components of the FastBridge reading assessment suite—have been approved by the Tennessee Department of Education as K–3 universal screeners.

7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. (We We learn the tools and tips to help us with assessments. What are the most common mistakes teachers make when assessing students? How can you improve your current assessments to better meet standards? Why should formative assessments be more reflective ? Help Teaching.com has a test maker that will help you with your assessments.

How to Assess Inclusiveness in Teaching

ED Surge

Someone who wants to live out my values in practice There is a key difference between an educator saying they want to meet the needs of diverse learners and that instructor actually taking the actions that would meet that goal.

The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift

My Island View

Over the many years that #Edchat has been engaging educators, one topic that always generates a huge amount of interest, based on comments, is the faculty meeting. Teachers are required to attend the faculty meetings that administrators are required to hold and very few are happy with the results. The only upside is that with each meeting a check may be placed in the box for attending. Technology may be a way to update the tired model of the faculty meeting.

What Parents Can Expect at an IEP Eligibility Meeting

N2Y

Paperwork, evaluations, and meetings—it can be a lot! Once the evaluations are complete, the next step is to gather a multidisciplinary team to hold an IEP eligibility meeting. Sometimes these are called initial eligibility meetings or simply eligibility meetings.

Curriculum Associates Updates i-Ready® with New Lessons and Assessments to Further Support Dual-Language Classrooms and Spanish-Speaking Students

eSchool News

September 23, 2021— To further support Spanish-speaking students in dual-language or transitional-bilingual programs, Curriculum Associates recently added new lessons and assessments to its award-winning i-Ready program. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,