GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

It will also help you with both formative and summative assessments, and it will enter your grades into any electronic grade book directly from GradeCam. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments. Make assessment simple.

Is There a 21st Century Report Card?

My Island View

The first mobile phone call was made 45 years ago April 3, 1973, but the first true smartphone actually made its debut in 1992. In less than three decades we have redefined the purpose of a phone to be a mobile computer and camera with phone capabilities as one of its many functions.

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The Road to Invisible Assessment

Edsurge

Are great teaching and assessment fundamentally at odds? One might think so because, unfortunately, the words “test” and “assessment” are often used interchangeably. Yet somehow assessment evokes a more positive reaction. Done well, assessment is ongoing, constant and invisible. Ten years ago, invisible assessment was a concept long on potential but limited by the realities of the classroom. But little by little, invisible assessment is becoming a reality.

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

New national research indicates that training teachers to integrate mobile technology into instruction may have a positive effect on students’ standardized test scores and academic achievement. ISTE Mobile Learning

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

Nearpod is a unique mobile learning platform designed for the synchronized use of mobile devices in education. It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom.

Global Market for Ed-Tech Hardware Grows, Report Shows

Marketplace K-12

The spending surge is being driven by demand for mobile personal computers, which account for 63 percent of total educational spending on hardware.

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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.

3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

eSchool News

Because robust filtering and reporting features come standard with Kajeet, we’re now able to ensure that students are using wi-fi for its intended educational purpose. In the past three years, our attendance rates have increased, along with our assessment scores in grades 3 through 8.

Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Nik Peachey

Check out my ebook As a result of that workshop and the research that developed from it I've now developed this list of criteria for evaluating mobile apps for educational purposes. Will it work across all / most mobile platforms and also work within a desktop web browser? The safest way to ensure this is to check to see if the app also has a browser based version, so that students without up-to-date mobile devices will still be able to participate.

Brightwheel Acquires MyChild, Targets Early Education With Mobile App

Edsurge

million in seed funding to build a free mobile application for parents to stay updated with their little ones at daycares and classrooms — everything from what they ate at snack time to what number they counted to that day. Brightwheel wanted MyChild for the parent communication and student assessment components of the tool, he says. He adds: “There is an insane amount of paper in this industry — sign-in sheets, daily reports, assessments, and notes to parents.

Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

We have so many great opportunities in our area, including Exxon Mobil, Lamar University, and Lamar Institute of Technology right in our own backyard. To this end, we began using Renaissance Star Assessments districtwide in the 2015–2016 school year. By Jenny Angelo.

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Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know there are some amazing formative assessment tools on the web. Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing - Michael Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com ) .

Spending on Ed-Tech Hardware Hits $15B Worldwide, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

classrooms to support digital assessments and personalized learning, to the growth of different mobile personal computing devices in other parts of the world. The mobile computing market, at $10.1 Marketplace K-12 Chromebooks international education market mobile computing

Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik Peachey

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. Mailvu also provides mobile apps for iOS, Android an Blackberry.

These edtech tools are perfect for hastle-free assessments

eSchool News

Assessments are, to put it mildly, a disproportionately huge commitment of time. Edtech has opened up new ways to assess both students and teachers, in a way that organically integrates into the existing classroom structure. Two Unique Assessment Tools.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn''t present. The website allows you to assess students’ learning in a fun and engaging way, and it is very simple to use. Students can use computers, laptops and mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones. The even cooler feature is that Brainrush automatically differentiates the assessment based on the answers the student gives.

SchoolDude introduces management platforms, mobile app

eSchool News

MaintenanceEssentials Pro now offers a mobile work management app integrated with SchoolDude’s maintenance management solution. Mobile interfaces and voice-activated note taking makes it easy for staff to capture work order information on-site which will help save staff work time.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

Edsurge

Perhaps we’ve grown too accustomed to paying for purchases with a mobile app, or booking reservations online, or using Google to plan our daily commutes. Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. Reports to Insights. Is the student an English language learner who does best with visual and verbal cues not included on the assessment?

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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Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

There are so many ways that kids can creatively show you their learning in a timely and efficient manner, and ways teachers can conduct assessments that take away the testing anxiety that plagues so many kids. Creative Formative Assessments Can Help: Save time assessing students.

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on.

Why Are We Biased Against Games for Learning?

Doug Levin

Department of Education on the one hand and USA Today’s national K-12 education reporter Greg Toppo (who recently wrote The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter ) on the other.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on.

To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, introductory keynote speaker Top Must-Have for Our Students: Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers , the mobile app for 24/7 access by our students. We must be willing to experiment with technology and report our findings."

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on.

Sites/Apps Every Teacher should try for Back to School

Technology Tidbits

Answer Pad - A fantastic Student Response System that lets educators seamlessly assess students, differentiate instruction, and turn their classroom paperless. Chronicle Cloud - A cutting edge all-in-one iOS app for teachers for taking notes, assessing students, providing feedback, and more.

Innovative Ways to Encourage Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Paint Studio –fully featured art tool for mobile devices. Slideshows have long been the alternative to the written report, used when the written word required an oral presentation. Critical thinking Education reform Web Tools Writing assessments

Video Projects to Engage Learners: 20+ Tools & Tips

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can create video tutorials, silent films, screencasts, lip dubs, commercials, news reports, music videos, documentaries, movie trailers, video diaries, vodcasts, soap operas, stop motion films, machinimas, claymation, talk shows, and game shows. They can edit videos taken with their mobile devices with apps like Splice for iOS devices and VidEditor. In Learning to Go , find rubrics for assessing these projects, which you can edit to your projects’ needs.

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Pearson launches DRA2+ app for iPad

eSchool News

DRA2+ app guides teachers through reading assessment. Pearson has launched the Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition PLUS (DRA2+) iPad App for literacy assessment. head of Pearson’s Assessment Product Solutions group.

7 Innovative Writing Methods for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Paint Studio –fully featured art tool for mobile devices. Slideshows have long been the alternative to the written report, used when the written word required an oral presentation. Critical thinking Education reform Web Tools Writing assessments

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on.

Friday 5 — 8.7.2015

Perry Hewitt

Smaller color palettes, large fonts, and meaningful microinteractions are among the trends highlighted in this article on the current state of mobile UI/UX. A recent Pew report highlights ways video games, social media, and mobile phones play a role in teens’ friendships.

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Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences

EdTechTeacher

Immersive Journalism uses these technologies to share the news of current events in a more powerful way, combining the facts of a situation with the ability to connect with the context of the situation being reported. .