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.

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.

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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. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of us find students benefit greatly when the school employs curriculum-based assessments to measure progress. This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions.

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. Today’s Meet.

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.

5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms. So Felicia, give us our first idea for adding Morning Meetings to the Special Ed Classroom.

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? Assessment Every Classroom Matters Podcast

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.

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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 .

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.

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.

9 Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding

Ask a Tech Teacher

For over a decade, teachers have considered it “good enough” to meet those first levels — like rote drills to replace worksheets. It improves close reading, assesses understanding, is intuitive to roll out and use, and does much more than replace something you already have.

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.

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. Let me just challenge you, “How are you assessing your district?

Writing Scaffolds to Meet Diverse Learning Needs

A Principal's Reflections

For example, Mrs. Montecuollo and Mrs. Westbrook could read student responses and be clear about what each writer needed to add or change in order to meet standard.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

edWeb.net

Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft. The post Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time appeared first on edWeb.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. For high-stakes testing, attend all scheduled state-mandated meetings and trainings, take notes and ask questions.

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. The only upside is that with each meeting a check may be placed in the box for attending.

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 key to rigorous online assessments

The Christensen Institute

Although online-learning software can be a powerful enabler of personalized learning, many educators struggle with what they see as learning software’s limited ability to provide rigorous assessment and feedback. Currently, teacher-created assessments are by far the most common instruments for measuring students’ learning and providing feedback on a day-to-day basis. Recognizing the cost of human-graded assessment.

3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

Digital Promise

In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE). The design team continued this process of reflecting on each protocol for each meeting.

How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students

Neo LMS

Using technology to meet struggling students’ needs. This way the teacher can assess and grade the true level of a student’s understanding of the class, and see past the spelling mistakes or the unintelligible handwriting.

Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

Developed with technology by Realizeit, The Edge Prep ’s AI-powered engine continually assesses students’ strengths and weaknesses as they move through a series of exam questions for the SAT, ACT or SSAT.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ). The techniques outlined below can be used for formative and summative assessments. What is that type of question really assessing?

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

Developed with technology by Realizeit, The Edge Prep ’s AI-powered engine continually assesses students’ strengths and weaknesses as they move through a series of exam questions for the SAT, ACT or SSAT.

ASSIST Integrates Scantron Assessments

techlearning

ASSIST Education announced the recent integration Scantron Performance Series, a computer-adaptive K-12 diagnostic student assessment. ASSIST Education partnered with Scantron to add the assessments into ASSIST , the company’s Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

edWeb.net

Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

Why Student Creation is the Hardest/Best Form of Assessment

techlearning

The goal of assessment has traditionally been to measure student mastery. The final product that results from a creative assessment is a unique expression of each students thinking and learning. This is actually not a creative assessment at all. Assessment TL Advisor Blog PBL

Paper-Based Or Computer-Based Testing? Whichever Meets Student Needs

TeachThought - Learn better.

Whichever Meets Student Needs appeared first on TeachThought. Assessment Experienced Teacher GeneralThe post Paper-Based Or Computer-Based Testing?

Online assessment: the student voice

Learning with 'e's

Assessment is the measurement of learning; One definition suggests that assessment is 'the wide variety of methods or tools that educators use to evaluate, measure, and document the academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition, or educational needs of students.'

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

The Hechinger Report

But assessing these skills has been a weak link in these efforts, according to the education researchers at the MIT Playful Journey Lab , which hopes to remedy that with “playful assessment” tools. They were one of two assessment tools in the pilot.

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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Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA ) among others. To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws.

Five Tips for Assessing PBL – from Douglas

EdTechTeacher

John : Meets all intermediary deadlines on time, turns final project in on time. I require all of my students to meet with me at least once throughout the course of their project. How they tell the story is up to them, but they should address most, if not all, of the following questions: How did you start the process of designing the app/solving the problem/meeting your goals? Blog Douglas Kiang Featured assessment Daily Genius Maker Space PBL