Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

National STEM/STEAM Day Nov. 8th

Ask a Tech Teacher

National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. Here are some great ideas for celebrating: Ten Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day with NASA | NASA. National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. Stem Education in 2020.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

How STEM is preparing students for future careers

Neo LMS

There are few areas of our lives in which science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) don’t play a key role. As this continues, it is important to introduce children to STEM concepts from an early age. Read more: 3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?

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Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. This is primarily due to the testing movement, the push towards using student assessment in the form of tests as a measure of student, teacher, principal, and school accountability. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

The Role of Kits in Maker Education and STEM Learning

User Generated Education

There has been a fair amount of criticism leveraged against “paint-by-numbers” types of STEM and maker kits. Education Maker Education hands on learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEM student-centric learrning

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7 Recommended Hands-On STEM Learning Products

Teacher Reboot Camp

However, I’ve been asked by several educators what recommendations I have for STEM labs, makerspaces, and technology classes. Recommended STEM Products. from the STEM kit to invent and build so many different projects. Challenge: What STEM products do you recommend?

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. Formative assessment on the iPad that Works.

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7 Recommended Hands-On STEM Learning Products

Teacher Reboot Camp

However, I’ve been asked by several educators what recommendations I have for STEM labs, makerspaces, and technology classes. Recommended STEM Products. from the STEM kit to invent and build so many different projects. I love the curriculum materials and resources that are standards-aligned and come with easy to edit and engaging warm-ups, assessments, and slides. Challenge: What STEM products do you recommend? “Learning is not a spectator sport.”

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What will the future of STEM assessment look like?

Turnitin

Roslyn Miller and Amanda Major’s insights on STEM and ELA assessment--the differences, the intersections, and ultimately, the best assessment practices

Assessing STE(A)M Learning

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making , I discuss assessment as follows: Educators should be clear about how and why they include assessment in their instruction. Assessment should be about informing learners about their performance so increased learning and future improvements can result.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Now, Mike, you have five ideas for us today, to do formative assessments. So give us the first one and help us understand how great formative assessment can help us better manage our classroom. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands. And this is a good one for self-assessment.

3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?

Neo LMS

STEM education is an interdisciplinary and practical teaching method of four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read more: STEM for kids: Online classes teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills. The future of STEM education.

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Maintaining STEM Engagement Requires Imagination and Creativity from Schools

EdTech Magazine

Using a curriculum called World of Work, or WOW, teachers guide students through experiences that make use of student interests revealed in research-based career assessments — setting them up to one day enter the workforce armed with an informed understanding of the options available to them.

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Plan Now to Assess STEM Learning This Fall

MiddleWeb

Quick, ongoing classroom assessments of STEM learning can give teachers the timely information they need to keep lessons on track and be sure students are developing the skills to solve real-world STEM problems. Anne Jolly shares lots of assessment ideas. Assessment STEM By Design anne jolly assessment engineering design process formative assessment

A STEM Camp for Young Learners

User Generated Education

I just finished a week long – half day STEM camp for learners, ages 7 through 12, half girls and half boys. I love turning kids onto STEM, and there is evidence that exposure at a younger age increases the chances of later interest. Some Evidence of the Importance of STEM in the Early Years. These need to be developed in a child’s early education, beginning in infancy and continuing through third grade to lay the roots for STEM success.

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XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

Generally speaking, this free interactive STEM lab takes 2-4 days to complete and includes extension science experiments that you could add to the unit. Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science. This online, free STEM module is interactive and engaging and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Supplies and summaries of labs, including outcomes and assessment tips.

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Communication: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is filled with thoughts on Student Communication Skills including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. Communication: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Often, this practice can be seen in STEM and PBL classrooms.

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. The other sort of interesting thing about this is that in and of itself, it would be a cool project but what we’re doing is using it really as an assessment of the district, not of the students. Let me just challenge you, “How are you assessing your district?

National Institute for STEM Ed Integrates Chalk & Wire's E-Portfolio Solution

The Journal

The National Institute for STEM Education has partnered with Chalk & Wire in an effort to improve assessment of STEM teachers as they seek certification

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15 Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready even more STEM posts. For consultations and presentations at schools across the country I have developed these 15 questions you may want to ask as you develop or assess STEM possibilities for students.

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Why writing doesn’t just prove learning, it improves all learning-including STEM

eSchool News

Writing is used to assess student learning more often than it is used to facilitate learning. We talk about writing as a product for assessment, a subject where paragraphs and commas are taught, or a skill that one either has developed or lacks. Next page: How writing improves STEM learning; closing the writing gap). Curriculum eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News STEM

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Defined STEM Adds Portfolio Assessment Manager for Project-Based Learning

techlearning

Defined Learning today announced its latest extension to Defined STEM , the Portfolio Assessment Manager. Defined STEM’s new Portfolio Assessment Manager provides school district administrators and teachers with information and support related to each students' strengths and areas for growth as they progress through performance tasks and across grade levels. For more information about Defined STEM, visit DefinedStem.com. STEM Ed Tech Ticker PBL News

5 ways to integrate language arts into STEM

eSchool News

As a language arts teacher at a partial STEM Magnet middle school in Southern Georgia, I have the opportunity to teach an amazing group of students; their willingness to expand their educational horizons amazes me every day. Use Monster Quiz for assessments.

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The key to rigorous online assessments

The Christensen Institute

Although online-learning software can be a powerful enabler of personalized learning, many educators struggle with what they see as learning software’s limited ability to provide rigorous assessment and feedback. Currently, teacher-created assessments are by far the most common instruments for measuring students’ learning and providing feedback on a day-to-day basis. Recognizing the cost of human-graded assessment.

Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is filled with thoughts on Creativity including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Often, this practice can be seen in STEM and PBL classrooms.

Rhode Island Approves IXL for K-12 Blended Learning and Assessment

eSchool News

Schools and districts in the state can now support blended learning with IXL and implement the Real-Time Diagnostic to assess students’ knowledge levels in math and reading.

Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. It seems educators and industry are all talking about the importance of student collaboration, but how are we facilitating and assessing this skill. I have a workshop and session entitled “STEM is a Verb”. Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Provides an avenue for teacher to listen and assess learning. Self assessment can be powerful).

IS ALL STEM INSTRUCTION EQUAL?

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: How Can We Assess the Potency of STEM Instruction? "A Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 4. A rose is a rose is a rose", wrote Gertrude Stein. Although her poetic flair captured the essence of every rose's beauty, it didn't distinguish which rose might be the most delightful and which were just great to smell. P21 Blogazine

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Why This Professor Believes OER Can Make STEM More Inclusive and Affordable

Edsurge

Watch: CEO Dr. Claude Laflamme explains how Lyryx overcomes limitations experienced by many online assessment platforms. Education Technology Access and Affordability STEM Textbooks and Course Materials Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education Open Educational Resources (OER

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Time for a Quick Midyear STEM Checkup

MiddleWeb

The midpoint of the school year is a great time for STEM educators to do a quick program checkup, says curriculum expert Anne Jolly. She offers five STEM progress indicators that can help teachers identify examples of success and any needed adjustments. STEM By Design STEM Mid-Year Review STEM adjustments STEM gut check STEM lesson planning STEM midyear assessment STEM team building

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STEM across Curriculum…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning. STEM across Curriculum…. Every subject should own STEM thinking!

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Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from Noun to Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Read about my 15 ways you can turn STEM from a noun to a verb! Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning.

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Registration Opens for 2020-21 Conrad Challenge STEM competition

eSchool News

Registration has officially opened for the 2020-2021 Conrad Challenge , now celebrating its 15 th year of driving student entrepreneurship across a variety of STEM fields. Ancillary Newsline best business challenges global Research solutions STEM student students world

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The Problem with Prepackaged STEM Products

Tom Murray

Over the last handful of years we have seen an explosion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. And, coinciding with this movement has been an influx of new STEM-related products that are school friendly. If you’re a traditional teacher putting a prepackaged STEM product in front of your students, what are the chances the product’s values – prompting of problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, etc.

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