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.

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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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

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.

How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning? #DLNchat


On Tuesday, April 24 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning? Where there’s an alternative there must be a standard, so we started our chat creating a list of what those standard assignment are: exams, quizzes, essays, reports, lab manuals and the like. I often think of standard assessments as ‘show me what you know’ and alternative assessments as ‘demonstrate what you can do with that knowledge.’”

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.

@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.

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?

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.

Why Data Interoperability Is Critical for Districts—and How It Transforms Student Learning


What if it were possible to access comprehensive assessment data in real time? This is the challenge that school districts face when navigating student assessment data. What if it were possible to access comprehensive assessment data in real time?

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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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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."

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

Teachers also receive feedback via reports on student and class performance, allowing them to analyze classroom trends and inform future teaching. Assess class performance. All You Need to Know to Prepare for the Trainer Skills Assessment and Application!

What schools should know before launching an LMS [INFOGRAPHIC]


It also helps if you choose an LMS with a built-in reporting system so it will be easier to back up your presentations with data once the LMS is up and running. Some organizations prefer to do a needs assessment, or set goals together with all the teachers.

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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?

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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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.

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.,

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