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


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.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA). Step 4 : The DPA report is shared and discussed with the school leadership team.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Formative assessment. Classroom management News Social media twitter

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

I honestly think it’s the proliferation of social media. It happened so quickly and we’ve had such a rapid transition away from print media that we haven’t had the time and the experience to really develop the skill set of analyzing media content.

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Parent Communication Isn’t What It Once Was.

My Island View

There is no need for any parent to be surprised with a failing grade on a report card because there was no prior notification so the parent might have the opportunity to intervene.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments


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. Students can receive “likes,” and the videos can easily be shared to social media, or by a web link. Check out this list of more of my favorite digital assessment tools.

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


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.

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site.

On capturing evidence in a few new containers


Around this time each year we share the year and we report on accomplishments. They’re great for pre- and post assessments, but you can. It also generates spreadsheet-based reports. Notes may include links (to projects) and media.

11 ed-tech buzzwords and phrases to think about

eSchool News

The problem, as schools realize when they move toward adopting growth mindset practices, is that the growth mindset is often at odds with traditional classroom pacing, assessment, and feedback. Do these “edubabble” terms have meaning or are they just empty rhetoric?

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon’s core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. The homework could be research reports.

To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Best Conference Upgrades: The AASL11 mobile app for the conference was awesome - planner, agenda, presenters, exhibits, news and alerts, social media, maps, all in one! We must be willing to experiment with technology and report our findings."

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Such media can be submitted to an e-portfolio or blog (e.g.

The (Nearly) Invisible Portfolio

The Principal of Change

It is not just assessment of learning, but assessment as learning. If we are replacing report cards with these “hidden digital portfolios”, that’s a great step, but is it really the end of our vision of what is possible right now?

Top Google News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the ISTE conference virtually!

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Testing Literacy Today Requires more than a Pencil and Paper

Digital Promise

The results of large-scale tests may be used by schools or policy-makers to make important decisions such as grouping students by ability or assessing how well schools are doing. Today’s students tend to read shorter texts within a variety of platforms on social media, websites and apps.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

More than 50% of teachers report they have one computer for every student (on average) and that changes for the better every year. They learn these topics and then demonstrate competency via varied forms of assessment. . Constructive Conversations – Assessing Student Conversations.

What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s tempting to assign a goal–say, third graders should type 15 wpm–and then assess based on student ability to meet that goal, but that’s not practical. A more purpose-built goal is to assess based on progress. Computer skills assessments

6 Examples of classroom tech that improves education


Here are more facts about the benefits of classroom technology: Seventy percent of students report higher grades and better attendance in active-learning environments that use technology than traditional ones. Keeping up with classroom technology can seem a daunting task for teachers.

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

Ask around via social media. Using your network and social media can also help you find what you need. You can reach out via your favorite social media platform and ask for their advice and support.

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Introduce Computational Thinking with the Music Industry

Digital Promise

In the context of our National Science Foundation-funded Playful Assessment project, we’ve found the music industry provides a wonderfully realistic, relevant, and meaningful context for middle school students. Advancing Computational Thinking Across K-12 Education blog post and report.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

For example, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls not only empathize intellect but also social skills in their mission statement. Figuring out how to do modern assessments. There are many kinds of assessments on the educational landscape. Formative Assessment.

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How be a successful teacher in modern times.

Linways Technologies

Designing lesson plans, creating and handling reports, question papers, marklists etc, connecting with students and parents, and addressing their concerns. Make use of modern communication methods and social media platforms to let them know that you are there for them.

Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education

The Christensen Institute

A Deloitte report projects that by 2020, 50 percent of the content in an undergraduate degree will be obsolete in five years. Every click, every exercise and assessment will generate important data about each student. This blog was first published by the Sandbox ColLABorative.

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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Formative assessment is key. Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools is a helpful article that I wrote for Edutopia. Also see Better Teaching and Learning with Formative Assessment from Advancement Courses. Classroom management can be a challenge.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.


They seek opportunities and time to illustrate scientific and social concepts with a real world understanding and have students apply their knowledge and express their understanding through writing. Revised state standards require students to engage in strategic and extended thinking, and the vast of majority of teachers we talked to report that it can be overwhelming to consistently plan lessons that engage these deeper levels of learning.

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Summer 2017 Learning Series: Create Solid School:Home Relationships This Year

The Web20Classroom

From there we looked at Formative Assessment and how easy it is to do today. Diversify Through Social Media Social media is an almost constant part of our daily lives. Schools and districts are also embracing social media as another channel to engage stakeholders.

How tracking academic performance can nip (cyber)bullying in the bud


Cyberbullying is a growing pandemic fueled by what many say is social media’s inability to engender empathy. They might prefer social media instead, or the plain old school court bullying. It can also cause social harm and economic harm later in life.

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Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From student-led social media to students calling parents with score reports and student-led conferencing, these three ideas can help empower students in your classroom. Just for one example, we have student-led social media accounts in our classroom.

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Discovery Education’s Spotlight on StrategiesContent Now Aligned to McREL International’s Six-Phase Model for Learning


This strategy provides scaffolding that helps students look for and remember key ideas about the information presented in the video segment and provides a conversation structure for debriefing with classmates and reporting out. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news


For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast. Sharing news on social networks provides some, but not all, students with a valuable opportunity to interact with their communities, whether sharing breaking news from The New York Times or political memes from Facebook.

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Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing


For district leaders used to relying on the state assessment for data on writing performance, implementing a consistent way to digitally track student writing can be transformative. “It After receiving a writing feedback report for her class, Theresa felt less overwhelmed and more excited to teach writing. 7th Grade Informational Writing: How is social media used in times of crisis?

10 Strategies to Improve Instructional Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

With the evolution of social media yet another responsibility was added to my plate in the form of digital leadership. Consider less of a focus on lesson plans and more on assessment. Collect and review assessments two weeks into the future.

Is School Surveillance Going Too Far? Privacy Leaders Urge a Slow Down


Increasingly, many schools and states are deciding that the answer is to surveil—through social media monitoring, facial recognition cameras, threat assessment and other emerging technologies. To surveil or not to surveil? That is the question U.S.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year


We sat down with Boyer to learn more about his flipped syllabus, unique assessments, and the hard work that goes into an easy A. With this assignment, you have to be fully engaged, following this person every day and learning about what’s motivating them and reporting on it, basically, one sentence at a time. Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies Professional Development University Assessment Driven Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Video Instruction

Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

After having attendees discuss in groups their responses to each question I have them report out their thoughts using a variety of tools. The Personal Learning Network (PLN) is fueled by the connections made thanks to a variety of social media tools, most notably Twitter.

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

EdTech Magazine

School districts have already seen some of these tools enter the educational space, with innovations such as AI-enabled teaching assistant programs and advanced data collection and analysis to improve student assessments. What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education.

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Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

In 2018, the Pew Research Center reported that 97% of teen boys and 83% of teen girls played video games. When students can join a school esports team, it becomes a social experience. Without a school esports club, passionate gamers often feel left out of mainstream school social life.

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Friday 5 — 8.7.2015

Perry Hewitt

A recent Pew report highlights ways video games, social media, and mobile phones play a role in teens’ friendships. Here’s some practical advice on how to set up an image creation workflow for blog or social posts.

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How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

I think a lot of that stems down and boils down to social media, too. As teachers, we are afraid of failing, and social media contributes to that. I think social media is one of the bst things to ever happen to education, and at the same time some of the worst.

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