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.

Maker Learning Research Webinar: Maker Empowerment

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Phyllis Meade, from Henry County Public Schools in Virginia, tuned into Dr. Clapp’s webinar to help keep her district’s program aligned with best practices in research. We want to know more about assessing our program.”.

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Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

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.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report


Other books were pursued to fill a particular need, such as inspiring learning spaces, assessment that matters, or classroom management in the digital age. View this Impact Report (and other years) at

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.

Webinar - "Sexual Harassment of Library Staff" on September 17th

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A 60-minute webinar, recorded in a special Library 2.0 Register to attend live or to have access to the recordings by clicking on the "Join WEBINAR" on THIS PAGE. Why did you wait so long to report this?

Final PublicSchoolWORKS School Safety Talks Webinar on Crisis Prevention and Response Features Safety & Security Coordinator


Cincinnati, OH ( April 30, 2018 ) — PublicSchoolWORKS is hosting its third and final School Safety Talks webinar focused on crisis prevention, preparedness and response on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. To register for the free 60-minute webinar, click here.

Webinar - "Interacting with the Homeless" on October 17th

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"INTERACTING WITH THE HOMELESS: SAFETY, SECURITY, AND SERVICE FOR LIBRARY STAFF" A 60-minute webinar, recorded in a special Library 2.0 Register to attend live and to have access to the recordings by clicking on the JOIN WEBINAR button HERE.

New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It


When a competency-based approach to assessment is in place, students must show what they know as well as what they can do. According to a 2016 report by iNACOL, 36 states are currently investigating policy surrounding competency-based education. And as interest in this approach to teaching and learning increases, so does the need for assessments to support it. Below are five ways to approach competency-based learning assessment.

Recent Articles On Homelessness + Libraries | Next Week's Webinar - "Interacting With The Homeless"

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WEBINAR - Active Shooter / Armed Attackers: Stopping Them Before They Get To Your Campus

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"Active Shooter / Armed Attackers: Stopping Them Before They Get To Your Campus" A 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a new series with Dr. Steve Albrecht , held on Thursday, April 25th, 2019, at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. TO REGISTER: Click on the JOIN WEBINAR button HERE.

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.

Games and Apps for Supporting Young Students with Mathematics Difficulties

>>> VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING. The most recent data from the National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed that 58% of US fourth grade students are below proficiency level in mathematics (The Nation’s Report Card, 2013).

Principal Survey: Voices from the Field

Shannon Holden, Principal of Pierce City High School (MO), our host and moderator for the Principal Leadership Community, provides an interpretation of the results, and you can download the report below. edWeb Blog Research & Reports

3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

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I subscribe to lots of technology-in-education forums (here’s a list of my trusted education advisors ) and attend as many webinars as I can. History Reviews Web Tools assessments literacy

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Library 2.0 Webinar - Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time

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This is a 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 TO REGISTER, click HERE and then on the JOIN WEBINAR button to the top right. (If He is board certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

How a Focus on Daily Improvement Helped This District Surpass Its Growth Goals


To identify learning gaps, teachers and district leaders worked with Edulastic , a K-12 digital assessment company, to create custom assessments. It’s so nice because teachers don't have the time to come up with those common assessments.”.

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edWeb Survey on Teacher Professional Development

Assess how edWeb compares with other teacher professional learning options. I’ve presented at a conference, workshop, or webinar. For each of these activities, edWeb members reported higher participation and engagement than the teachers who responded from the MCH list.

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

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We also led a corresponding research study to assess the impact of DLP coaching on teachers. Moreover, teachers who received DLP coaching reported greater skills and confidence in leveraging technology in their teaching, which resulted in increased student engagement and learning.

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Document Student Growth with Portfolios

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Also, check out my recent webinar recording of the process here. Get learners to track and reflect on their progress at regular intervals, such as each progress report time, with student led conferences (SLC). Students can use an Assessing my Assessment sheet to reflect on their growth and identify areas for improvement. “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing


Assessment For Learning. We walk you through the process of distinguishing between various assessment types, building goals, identifying best practices around your assessments and analyzing your data to make lasting instructional decisions throughout the year. In this 10-minute on-demand webinar, we guide you through essential steps that can help schools, parents and students prepare for testing. Student Performance Improves on State Assessments.

Edgenuity Launches Redesigned Student Experience


The new student dashboard allows learners to access important information from the homepage, including course overviews that display multiple grading metrics, upcoming submission dates, and embedded progress reports. Assessment News Classroom Technology curriculum Ed Tech Ticker

Student mental health goes virtual during a pandemic

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Student mental health experts and district leaders held a webinar , sponsored by Kognito, to highlight some of the virtual practices educators can put into place to support students through a range of emotions during quarantines and state-mandated distance learning.

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Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing


To empower teacher-leaders to nurture a culture of writing, watch the webinar, How to Build a District Culture of 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.

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Helping Parents Prepare Their Child for State Tests

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Furthermore, nine in 10 parents think their child is at grade level in reading and math, when only 39 percent of teachers report their students start the year prepared for grade-level work.

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Interoperability in K-12 Education — How Districts Can Improve Teaching Efficiency and Student Success

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Siloed systems for testing, grades, and class content made it difficult to assess, evaluate, and analyze student performance. Read the Center for Digital Education report, Interoperability in K-12 Education.

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Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)


MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. You can now view common assessments on the iPad.

How Microcredentials Can Boost Professional Learning


In this webinar, we’ll explore: How can teachers understand the value of microcredentials for their own personal learning? How rigorous of an assessment is involved and is there a common definition or evaluation process? Making Professional Learning Count : This report, by the research firm Grunwald Associates, highlights the importance of effective professional development for educators and summarizes teachers’ attitudes toward competency-based professional learning.

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

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Learning Space Toolkit by North Carolina State University has a system for needs assessment and space planning. Clever Classrooms: Summary report of the HEAD project.

How n2y Helped Me Become a Better Teacher


You can find more detailed examples of how I use an engagement-based approach to learning by checking out my webinar How to Deliver Engagement-Based Learning—and Why. n2y has helped me become a better teacher in so many ways!

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

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Students middle school and up (or precocious elementary) can find easy-to-understand facts for a state report or a perspective project evaluating what happened around the world while they were winning a soccer game. Also available for educators are teacher videos, lesson plans, and webinars.

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COVID-19 Forces Science Labs Online and in Homes


It just so happened that a group of about 50 biology students were testing products from Hands-On Labs, a company that offers at-home lab kits coupled with online instruction and assessments.

This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide


By now, you and teachers across North America have administered the last exams, filled out every report card and tidied your classrooms (so that’s where that library book was hiding!). Intel Teach – Assessment in 21 st Century Classrooms has a ton of good resources and planning activities.

edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

Assess how edWeb compares with other teacher professional learning options. I’ve presented at a conference, workshop, or webinar. For each of these activities, edWeb members reported higher participation and engagement than the teachers who responded from the MCH list.