What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. How are states assessing rigor between schools?

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. Establish rules for Twitter use. Formative assessment.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

A sponsored post by GradeCam From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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. 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.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . Twitter.

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2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

Other books were pursued to fill a particular need, such as inspiring learning spaces, assessment that matters, or classroom management in the digital age. Official EdTechTeam accounts on Instagram and Pintrest were added in 2016, and the team twitter account now has over 30,000 followers.

Innovating Pedagogy Report released - some great information included

Educational Technology Guy

The Open University''s annual ''Innovating Pedagogy'' report has just been published. 2014 is the third year they have published the report, exploring innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. Take a look at here: [link] news/news/2014-innovating- pedagogy-report.

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

Edsurge

We sat down with Boyer to learn more about his flipped syllabus, unique assessments, and the hard work that goes into an easy A. And there are a variety of alternative assignments, like the Twitter World Leader assignment. Tell us about the Twitter World Leaders. 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.

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. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter ( @ mjgormans ). Not only can the formative assessment process be engaging, it can also be owned by 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. Many of us regularly communicate with multiple Twitter and Facebook friends and acquaintances instantaneously even though they may be in another country.

How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning? #DLNchat

Edsurge

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.’”

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom.

Assessment Case Study Idea

The Electric Educator

After the quiz, the SRS software can generate several different reports including customized study guides and instructor summaries. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

All Project-Based Learning is Not Created Equal: What Works?

The CoolCatTeacher

Best Practices in Project-Based Learning with Suzie Boss From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. PBL Expert Suzie Boss takes us into assessment , project design , and teacher PD for more effective, meaningful projects that improve learning.

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.

Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge

The CoolCatTeacher

Advice From a Student Assessment Researcher About What is Fair and Unfair in Today's Grading Systems From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessment Education Every Classroom Matters Podcast How to Guides.

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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. Many teachers have had great success using Twitter to highlight student accomplishments to “following” parents.

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jon Corippo on episode 92 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @jcorippo. Contact Jon: jcorippo@cue.org Twitter: @ jcorippo. The homework could be research reports.

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

ProfHacker

It was a really interesting discussion, and we also had some participation via Twitter in response to some tweets Jim and I had scheduled beforehand. As the mom of a young child, I’ve developed my own creative ways to attend conferences without leaving my child behind for long.

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jonathan Thomas-Palmer on episode 298 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter: @FlippingPhysics.

Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Bean on episode 323 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. For doing that life lab, they don’t get that grade because they answered a bunch of questions right on an online quiz, or wrote a report.

To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

We must be willing to experiment with technology and report our findings." The discussion of their very valuable (and well-attended) session "Empowering Students Through Self-Assessment" continues on a wiki. Thanks for asking about my trip to Minneapolis. Yes, it was FABULOUS!

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. Iconic writing activities — like online writing sites, book reports, biographies, and trifolds — place student focus on words and paragraphs. Twitter Novel.

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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.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - RSCON5 - The Wonderment - ISTE Reports - Genius Hour for Teachers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Follow the Twitter feed for this event at #RSCON5 and be sure to let your peers know about this fun event! If you weren''t able to attend, visit [link] to see the unconference final schedule, with notes from the sessions and the group photos, and scroll through the Twitter feed at #HackEd14 to see what we were up to - the feed includes links to tools and apps shared during the amazing tech slam/smackdown.

Three Things Teachers Need to Spot—and Stop—Plagiarism

Edsurge

Ask any educator who teaches five classes of 30 students each per day; there’s a lot of homework to assess. Plagiarism-detection software can address the most pressing needs of classroom educators faced with assessing students’ written work. This allows teachers to spend more time assessing the most meaningful aspects of student writing—such as style, tone and voice—instead of determining whether the content is original or plagiarized. Twitter.

Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

TeachThought - Learn better.

Exit tickets are a simple, quick and oftentimes insightful formative assessment method employed close to the end of a lesson. Socrative lets educators assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops or smartphones (ideal for BYOD environments). Twitter.

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How to Tame the ‘Interoperability Beast’ and Reduce Your Data Integration Burden

Edsurge

And they can report back much more quickly and effectively on the data. Kimono helps manage the data exchange between an LMS—in our case, Canvas—and a student information system, but it also allows a district to send that data to whatever reporting system it may have. Loble recommends these Twitter accounts to learn more about open data-standards in education: @openbadges. Data integration baffles even the most edtech-savvy districts.

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From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

The Principal of Change

In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings” , I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others. Your ability to create a video on Twitter (skill).

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Race to the Top is over - What now? A new resource from Education First

Insight Education Group

Continue to implement high-quality annual summative assessments to measure student progress toward standards—and remind school communities of why assessments matter. Read the entire report to see the rest of the recommended action steps.

Personalization and Super Learners: An Interview with Istation's Richard Collins

Edsurge

So in 1998, he and seven colleagues launched an animated e-learning platform designed to engage elementary and middle school students in math, reading and Spanish curriculum while supporting teachers with assessment tools. Today almost 5 million students and educators around the world use Istation for teaching, learning and assessment. Twitter @rhcoll. The Drudge Report. •. Formative Assessments: Computer-adaptive assessments and progress monitoring engage students.

Spotting Trends and Delivering Data to Connect Edtech Tools With Educator Needs

Edsurge

Over the last several years, we've published a K-12 principals’ assessment report, in which administrators give feedback on the biggest challenges they face in their schools. The popularity of online learning tools, web-based rich content such as video, interactive digital textbooks, e-books, online assessment and the increasing dependence on the internet for student and teacher learning is growing rapidly.

Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Creating the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. Together with a team of researchers and developers, this group formed the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. Schools are drowning in data.

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25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

The Electric Educator

Book report generator - Writing reflectively is a key component of the common core standards. A book report is a tremendous way to help students practice reflective, informational writing, and to also encourage them to identify elements of literature such as genre, plot, and setting.

Empower Educators to Teach Writing with PD, Practice and Tools That Extend Their Reach

Edsurge

Patti West-Smith Twitter: @Turnitin Help teachers extend their reach. These are some of Patti West-Smith's favorite resources about writing instruction and assessment: ReadWriteThink.org. "On On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting" by Thomas Guskey. Education Technology Language Arts Technology in School Assessment Driven Curriculum Core Curriculum Professional Development Collaboration Tools EdTech Lexicon

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FETC 2019: How Small K–12 Schools Can Keep Their Networks Secure

EdTech Magazine

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued FETC 2019 coverage. Build a Diverse Team for a Clear Cybersecurity Assessment. Follow us on Twitter at @EdTech_K12 or the official conference Twitter account, @FETC , and join the conversation using the hashtag #FETC.

ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued ISTE 2019 coverage. Through Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets and Google Drawings , facilitators asked teachers to create self-driven content, such as mock lesson plans, which facilitators could assess. Twitter.

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Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get so many recommendations from colleagues, trusted forums, and my Twitter feed. It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. The start of a new school year is always busy.

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. Check out the top hashtags and Twitter accounts to follow to discover awesome tips and resources daily for using GSUITE Edu!

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How Tech Tools Helped a Part-Time Tutor Become a Full-Time Entrepreneur

Edsurge

The feature that I use more than anything else is the session report functionality. Twitter. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business Online Tutoring University Data and Research Useful For Entrepreneurs Test Prep Assessment Driven CurriculumAs a tutor, Josh Sohn doesn’t simply help students complete their homework or ace their SATs.