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.

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.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, every teacher assesses writing. That’s not just for essays or reports but slideshows, blog posts, comments in forums, and more. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Mindful Literacy Assessment

Reading By Example

A teacher came up to me in the hallway, holding printed reports. ” She was referring to our screener results, the computerized assessments we have our students take in fall, winter, and spring. Unfortunately, educators too often end up in service to the assessment.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

What is authentic assessment?

Learning with 'e's

Assessment. It's important because it shows that assessment drives they way we teach. Cathy proposes a causal link between the way we conduct assessment in formalised education and the deficit we see today in the workplace. Do you have good examples of authentic assessment?

Kiddom now offers personalized curricula, visual reports and more

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a fan of Kiddom , the easy way to plan, assess, and analyze learning, you’ll be excited to hear that they added more than 50 features to the new Kiddom 2.0 (see Reports — visualize progress with beautiful analytics that track student performance.

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ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

The conversations in these presentations centered on impactful instruction and the magnitude of digital options. It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom.

Digiexam and the future of assessment

EdNews Daily

Some point to the essential reductionism of the examination process , questioning the validity of the way that student learning is assessed. Others express concerns that traditional forms of assessment are measuring forms of intelligence and/or competencies that are no longer relevant.

Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year.

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Triangulating Assessment via Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

When such tasks have been implemented, we then have the responsibility to gather meaningful information for assessment and evaluation purposes. The Triangulation of Assessment is an effective and authentic way to gather such data.

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

This is an important skill that students demonstrate whether they’re applying Pythagorean’s theorem when presented with a novel problem or writing alternative endings to a favorite fairy tale. Socrative , Kahoot and TopHat , are great tools for augmenting assessment, especially in flipped classrooms. Nearpod accomplishes this by taking a traditional lesson and infusing real time assessment, interactive experiences, and differentiated extensions.

Beyond Assessment: 3 Other Uses for Socrative – From Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

With its built-in quick questions and quiz options, it is an incredible resource for formative and summative assessments. In a science lab, a Space Race could be used to present lab procedures and capture data across lab groups.

Report Highlights Epidemic of Chronic Absences

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report suggests that significant education achievement gaps present across the country exist due to the increasing frequency of chronic absenteeism, especially among low-income and minority students.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

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. s of workshops and presentations. Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing - Michael Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com ) .

New EL STEM Report Highlights the Need for Better Curriculum and Learning Experiences

MIND Research Institute

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a consensus study report in October 2018 entitled English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives. You can read the full report. English Learners in STEM Subjects report.

Goodbye ABCs: How One State is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments

Edsurge

The program—short for “no grades, no grades”—is hallmarked by the schools shifting to a more competency-based assessment structure and removal of grade levels. that of 'Grades,'” Earick writes in an upcoming report on the project. Those barriers include “(1) student assessments that don't accurately reflect students’ true understandings and skills and (2) methods for grouping students (by age) that often poorly align to their true needs as learners.”.

2 reports help leaders leverage ESSA

eSchool News

Two new reports offer school leaders research-based evidence to help them leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to improve learning outcomes for students. School leaders, policymakers can use ESSA to focus on boosting learning, achievement for students.

3 Tips for Developing and Assessing Soft Skills: First, Take Off Your Emotional Armor

Edsurge

As I watched Jamal present his Life Story in his 6th grade pride circle, I was struck not so much by the. quality of the content or structure of his presentation–on paper, those elements probably would not have received a high grade–but by the impact he was having on the other boys. What type of scope and sequence and assessment can we possibly employ to help define, develop, and measure these types of emotional and relational competencies?

TEACHER VOICE: What was troubling enough as 20th century history is happening in the present time

The Hechinger Report

What was troubling enough as 20 th century history is happening in present time. Are Native Americans portrayed in the present tense, or only pre-1900 as is the case with 87 percent of U.S. We must assess our own knowledge and perspective as educators.

Report explores 3 college, career readiness strategies

eSchool News

Instead of wanting to assess students’ current knowledge, these stakeholders want to know more about students’ potential to achieve impactful and successful outcomes in the real world. Next page: Three readiness models in the report.

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. Embed quiz questions along the way, to check for student understanding, track who watched the video, prevent skipping, and see quiz results through the simple to read student reports. Check out this list of more of my favorite digital assessment tools.

Achieve Report Shows Honesty Gap in State, National Test Results

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report issued by the national education reform organization Achieve suggests that a gap present between results on state and national tests show that states are misinforming the public concerning student proficiency in language arts and math.

Why Technology-Based Assessments Fill an Important Role in Instruction

Leadership Lounge

We live in an age of assessment in education. One of my friends -- who happens to be a vice president of a large banking institution -- loves to post about the paradox of assessment. Though assessment has become a high-stake component of education, it hasn’t always been that way.

Presentations and portfolios take the place of tests for some students

The Hechinger Report

In drab classrooms, students, many of whom have struggled with school, presented research that would determine whether they would graduate this year. “I’ve never presented before,” she said, trying to steady her voice and taking deep breaths.

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.

LGBT Kids Report Higher Instances of Bullying

K-12 Schools - Education News

Experts say that it may have to do more with the bullies’ perception of the child’s gender presentation than any actual facts about their sexual orientation. Schuster says in the study’s report that LGBT students may be bullied for being “girlish boys or boyish girls.”

Cake-Based Assessment

My Paperless Classroom

NOTE: in these cases cake-based assessment works because it fit the needs and matched the learning objective. But before we get there, let''s talk about another occassion of cake-based assessment. These cakes, and giant cookie, worked will for independent reading reports.

Has the Game Really Changed? Reporter’s Notebook from the 2017 Games for Change Festival

Edsurge

GlassLab , a nonprofit backed by the MacArthur Foundation and Gates Foundation to build learning games, assessment dashboards and a distribution portal, used to feature prominently in the event but has since been in limbo. 10 Studies to Know Hardly anyone present at the conference needed much convincing about the potential of games to delight, educate and heal.

How to streamline assessment and spend less time grading

The Cornerstone Blog

The topic for our first productivity roundtable is streamlining the grading and assessment process. They’ve found more effective ways to monitor and assess student learning, and they’re going to share those strategies here with you today.

3 Ways To Combat Recipe Learning

The Web20Classroom

I had them make visual representations of atoms of the periodic table, reports outlining the effects of global warming on our community, and several others. We would regularly complete labs in class and then I would have them report their findings to present, just as scientists do.

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.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ve had 750 actual practitioner presentations since we started GlobalEdCon, all of which were recorded and are still available for free on the website to watch or listen to at any time. We also really hope that you will consider presenting. More information in presenting HERE.

Rome in a Day: A Report from the Annual Meeting of the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries

ProfHacker

That resonated really deeply with most of those present. I am leading the Digital Pedagogy Committee meeting and most of the committee members were present except for one who joined virtually.

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

Each year the New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN—the Consortium for School Networking — jointly create the Horizon Report. The 2016 Report is made possible by Share Fair Nation at go.nmc.org/2016-k12 ). Both the Horizon Report and Toolkit are free.

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To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

These bubble to the top: We''re doing the right thing: Those self-reflections that we ask of our students in papers, presentations, and blogs? We must be willing to experiment with technology and report our findings." Thanks for asking about my trip to Minneapolis. Yes, it was FABULOUS!

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.

3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

Ask a Tech Teacher

Robust reports are available to identify opportunities for enrichment, deeper dives, or additional support while providing feedback on which word skills students have begun and completed. History Reviews Web Tools assessments literacy

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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.