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.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

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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.

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Teach Math With Prodigy: Formative Assessment & Reporting

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Teachers not only dedicate a major portion of their time to plan lessons, create assignments, and conduct tests, but also to determine their students’ overall performance through formative assessments and reports. But constantly evaluating formative assessments and building performance reports for each student can be challenging for teachers, especially while overseeing other tasks. India Teacher Resources

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

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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.

Google Slides for "Lab Reports" (update)

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I have written in the past about using Google Slides as a lab reporting tool in my courses. Assessment GoogleSince writing about this process last year I have COMPLETELY embraced this method. As a I wrote before, images, video, diagrams, etc.,

Kiddom now offers personalized curricula, visual reports and more

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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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Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. Have an instructional framework centered around curriculum design before talking about assessment.

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.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

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Other books were pursued to fill a particular need, such as inspiring learning spaces, assessment that matters, or classroom management in the digital age. EdTechTeam’s efforts in Emerging Markets have provided many resources to teachers throughout Latin America.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

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We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

Free online writing and grammar resource

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In the wake of this crisis, Quill.org is providing Free Quill Premium to all and has compiled remote learning resources for teachers and students. Quill offers a set of diagnostic assessments and independent practice activities that focus on grammar and sentence construction. Most teachers start by assigning a diagnostic, a short assessment that analyzes students’ baseline writing skills.

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

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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.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

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It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom. Learning A-Z offers literacy-focused PreK-6 products that blend traditional teacher-led instruction with technology-enabled resources.

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

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Here’s a quick list of the most valuable classroom decoration and design resources. Classroom Design Resources. Learning Space Toolkit by North Carolina State University has a system for needs assessment and space planning.

The Road to Invisible Assessment

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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.

#AskExcelinEd: 4 Questions to Assess Parent Satisfaction with Distance Learning

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We reviewed these resources and identified four questions states and schools can consider as they assess parent satisfaction with distance learning. Why did families in charter and private schools report higher rates of satisfaction during the spring?

Explore Shared Education Challenges with the Challenge Map

Digital Promise

The Challenge Map is designed for education leaders who are looking for resources to help address common education challenges. Educators League of Innovative Schools Reports & Resources Research Research@Work Researchers Theme Trends and Thought Leadership Uncategorized Website

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How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

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Socrative , Kahoot and TopHat , are great tools for augmenting assessment, especially in flipped classrooms. These digital tools gamify the process of learning and help teachers quickly assess topics that require either more or less discussion, allowing students to move to independent and group work faster. Nearpod accomplishes this by taking a traditional lesson and infusing real time assessment, interactive experiences, and differentiated extensions.

Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

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But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. Digital Promise , a California-based nonprofit organization, calls for increased emphasis on supports and resources designed for personalized learning with this more diverse student population. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

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Now, just in time for April’s Financial Literacy Month, the business world has released an impressive list of additional resources to help teens see through the murkiness of financial independence. Set one game aside to play at the end of the year as a summative assessment.

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

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With its built-in quick questions and quiz options, it is an incredible resource for formative and summative assessments. The spreadsheet report can be shared with students as a Google Sheet and then formatted to include a “feedback” column.

2 reports help leaders leverage ESSA

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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.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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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.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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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.

NATION’S REPORT CARD FOR TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING LITERACY RELEASED

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has produced a nationally representative assessment of technology and engineering literacy. Techlearning Resources

9 recommendations for making better use of online assessment tools

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The shift by schools from paper and pencil to online assessment technology has started yielding significant benefits for schools, teachers and students. But school districts continue to struggle trying to harness the full potential of online assessment tools, according to a new report from a consortium of education groups. Uncategorized data collection learning environments online assessment reports resources and tools

Students Experiencing Distress Need Early Intervention: Secret Service Report on Reducing School Violence

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The Secret Service recently published a report on school safety that details a comprehensive targeted violence prevention plan that includes assessments for desperation, despair, emotional issues, and stressors. Are there steps schools can take to intervene and help prevent violence?

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask

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Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL. Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL. Without good assessment, it’s hard for district decision-makers to decide what resources to invest in; it’s hard for teachers to tailor instruction based on student strengths and needs; it’s hard to evaluate how students are doing in response to instruction; and it’s hard to engage in data-based continuous improvement.

Study suggests a lack of assessments for coding teachers

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Reliable assessments for classroom use remains a challenge, says Google-backed study. A small study recently conducted by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) found a dearth of valid and reliable assessments for measuring student learning in computer science education.

How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs

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The post How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Assess Student Writing in Google Docs with WriQ. WriQ is currently a FREE tool that helps teachers assess writing in Google Docs.

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

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Like all districts in Texas, we live and die through accountability ratings based on how our students perform on the state’s STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) tests. To this end, we began using Renaissance Star Assessments districtwide in the 2015–2016 school year.

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Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

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As you might know there are some amazing formative assessment tools on the web. First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, Not only can the formative assessment process be engaging, it can also be owned by students.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

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Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. New Jersey and Michigan developed individual state tech readiness tools in preparation for (online) assessment,” she said. Alabama and I believe a few other states have annual inventory reports.

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

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Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. In the final section of the report, the DOE provided a set of recommendations for implementing blended learning.

Sesame Offers Flexible Assessment/Communication Platform

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Portfolio tool keeps report cards from being a surprise. Techlearning Resources App of the Day