6 reasons it’s important to create your own online assessments

eSchool News

Homegrown online assessments prove invaluable to one district. Assessments are critical to our efforts to improve instruction in K-12 education. Yet, in an age when students are accessing a vast array of resources on computers, tablets, and mobile devices, some school districts are still hesitant to take their assessments online. At Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD), we began the transition to online assessment more than three years ago.

Digital Natives Still Need Help Navigating Online Assessments

Edsurge

While preparing for our standardized tests, too many of us assumed that because our students are “digital natives” their transition to online testing would be seamless and they would easily adapt and excel in these new environments. But navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. Navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. Move it online.

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Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

5 Ways to convert conventional classrooms into high-tech classrooms

Think Exam

These days everybody is a tech-geek with mobile phones in their hands and technology based ideas in their mind. Online Assessment Platform best exam software exam portal for school online assessment platform online exam platform for schools online exam portal online test maker online test platform online test portal

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. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. “Mobile learning doesn’t always mean 1:1, but we are seeing schools move away from the computer lab,” she said.

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment. Online Assessment with Google Forms – this document gives walk throughs for Flubaroo and other tools to help you assess using Google Forms. Flubaroo – help for grading online assessments. 10 Tools for Assessment for Google Apps on the iPad. Google Classroom: Using the Rubric Tab to Assess Students. Classroom Mobile App for Android and iOS. Assessment Education How to Guides.

Teaching AP Students Remotely: What Does It Look Like?

EdTechTeacher

How is assessment, instruction, and technology integration changing for our top performing high school students in light of Covid-19? They have AP Online Classes and Review Classes on their YouTube Channel, and the current content features 32 different classes.

Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

eSchool News

In the report, the consulting firm notes that the increase in Chromebook sales “has coincided with the need for districts to implement online assessment,” and that Chromebooks’ ease-of-use and traditionally low prices have helped increase sales. [ Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top NewsLatest quarter reveals that Chromebooks took 51 percent of K-12 market sales.

30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

Also, there is an educational portal that allows teachers to track/monitor students, generate detailed reports, and assess student's learning to make it easy to differentiate instruction. Also, educators can assign lessons, assess students, and differentiate instruction.

Manage and run virtual coaching institutions using Linways.

Linways Technologies

Assessments and exams are one of the major challenges of coaching/training institutes face while going online. Conduct online examinations, create question banks, generate question papers, and monitor the exams with real-time data on the platform. Online Assessment.

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Desmos Passes the Smarter Balanced Test (and Hopes to Save Math Students $100)

Edsurge

For nearly a decade, the founder and CEO of Desmos has been building a free alternative that works on web browsers and mobile devices. It’s a reasonable restriction to prevent students from cheating by searching online for solutions. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), which administers standardized tests for 15 U.S. states, one territory, and the Bureau of Indian Education, has agreed to make the Desmos calculator available as a tool in its online exams.

Learning management systems 101

Neo LMS

Most learning management systems today require users to log in (teachers, administrators and students) to gain access to full LMS features, such as lessons and assessments. There would be no consistent way to deliver class content and assessments. A typical LMS is accessible on a web browser, and usually has online classes, managed and taught by a teacher, and students can enroll in the classes.

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Surge in Chromebook Adoption Leads to Increasing Need to Keep Students Safe    

Gaggle Speaks

School leaders have an ironclad legal requirement to ensure student safety and privacy when using online tools for learning known as CIPA, the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Without appropriate controls and a realistic understanding of student online behavior, use of communication and collaboration tools on school-or district-provided devices such as Chromebooks can create legal minefields for school districts, as well as unsafe or even dangerous environments for students.

Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

eSchool News

Counties across the state have worked to increase their broadband capacity as online assessments, video resources, and mobile devices have become more prevalent in schools. All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. All 173 districts in Kentucky will have access to high-speed, fiber-based connectivity of more than 480 Megabits per second thanks to a partnership between the state department of education and AT&T.

Business partnerships with community colleges help funnel workers into better jobs

The Hechinger Report

The first thing he had to do was scrape together $270 and fill out an eight-question assessment online. Anyone who passes a short online assessment can enroll, and in-state students who pass the course receive a partial refund from the college.

K-12 Education in the Post-COVID Era

Kitaboo on EdTech

Online learning must ultimately minimize loss of teaching and learning efficiency and effectiveness. Not every class can be effectively taught online or remotely. Related Read : Learning in the Times of COVID-19 – How to Develop Your Online Learning Material.

edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is delighted to announce a partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) to support superintendents and school district leaders with an online community and series of edWebinars hosted on edWeb.net. edWeb is hosting an online community and engaging edWebinars to help superintendents connect and collaborate and get the maximum value from the CoSN Empowered Superintendents initiative.

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop

techlearning

Today’s launch of the zSpace Laptop takes that experience to the next level, moving our comfortable, interactive learning experience to the accessibility and affordability of the mobile platform.” A fully functional laptop, students can also use the mobile zSpace solution to explore the internet, complete classwork assignments, take online assessments or any other activities that they would use a computer for at school.

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

techlearning

Or are there mobile laptop/tablet stations?) ? In making its transition to online assessment, Delaware used this strategy. WHO IS IN THE MONEY? Districts across the nation are in a constant contest to keep their tech relevant by raising bond funding. Here are some of the most recent winners: School District 51 (CO) students scored 9,000 new Chromebooks for the next school year.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

Online learning has ensured that learning is not confined to classrooms. With chat forums and discussion groups, students can always continue their classroom discussions online. Students can access various online assessments and activities that are created to improve their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Teachers can also combine the online scenarios with hands-on sessions in classrooms, connecting their skills to real work.

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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

ACHIEVE3000 PRO ( WWW.ACHIEVE3000.COM ) Achieve3000 Pro offers a patented instructional model that combines summative and embedded formative assessments to differentiate content and instruction, so students always see lessons at their just-right reading level. AUTODESK TINKERCAD ( WWW.AUTODESK.COM ) Tinkercad is a simple, free online design tool used to create and print 3D models, as well as for building and testing electronics.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges. " Whether they're harvesting honey or building a circuit , kids post their creations online, get helpful feedback, and practice expressing thanks. Edheads' online simulations help students gain an understanding of STEM jobs, such as surgeon or engineer. Celly is a mobile social network, like a private version of Twitter.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude

Graphite Blog

Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges. " Whether they're harvesting honey or building a circuit , kids post their creations online, get helpful feedback, and practice expressing thanks. Edheads' online simulations help students gain an understanding of STEM jobs, such as surgeon or engineer. Celly is a mobile social network, like a private version of Twitter.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. This online conference will be free to attend, and you can follow the conversations by using the hashtag #learning14. Brilliant is an online community of learners who share and solve physics and math problems. Is your library mobile friendly? See you online!

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Edsurge reports that Smartly has launched its free, online MBA program. The company, which helps universities build mobile apps, has raised $17.4 ” Via Education Week : “High-achieving North Carolina 8th graders who took Algebra 1 online performed worse than similar students who took the course in a traditional classroom, according to a new study from researchers at Northwestern University.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals. At the other extreme, online grade portals have prompted some parents to log in all the time and to obsess over their children’s grades.