5 Ways Ed-tech Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Lately, I’ve concentrated on social studies. I chatted with my PLN, browsed forums where I knew efriends hung out, and taught a slew of online grad school classes to teachers who always are willing the discuss their newest favorite social studies tech tool. Like social studies.

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Formative Assessment During #RemoteLearning

The Web20Classroom

This week we look at Formative Assessment, how it works and why it can be a powerful tool no matter what your teaching and learning looks like. What Is Formative Assessment- There are many ways to describe formative assessment. Covid19 formative assessment Remote Learning

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Assessing with multiple choices instead of multiple-choice

Neo LMS

We rarely used multiple-choice assessments, but we had agreed that it was the only way to streamline the process for hundreds of students in grades 4-12 to utilize the wide array of tools in this space. Assessing with multiple choices instead of multiple-choice. Video assessments.

3 key considerations for the future of assessments

eSchool News

The cancellation of summative assessments in the spring of 2020, coupled with the variability of the spring 2021 testing season, has significantly impacted the K–12 assessment landscape. When it comes to formative assessment or assessment for learning, however, things look different.

Keeping Assessment in Social Studies Real

MiddleWeb

Practical, touching and funny, David Sherrin’s Authentic Assessment in Social Studies: A Guide to Keeping It Real offers a multitude of innovative approaches while reminding us that student potential lies at the heart of everything we teachers do, writes Sarah Cooper.

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Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

Ask a Tech Teacher

Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA), often equated with Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), is any form of assessment that measures progress toward fulfillment of a stated curriculum. A new resource guide from Kiddom: Standards-based Grading for ELA and Social Studies.

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. Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. Then we use that data to then inform our other programs and our other types of assessments to see how we can improve those.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Overview of educational assessment tools focusing on Summative assessment and Formative assessment. A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment. The main components of being an educator are preparation, teaching, and assessment. Today we will dive in deeper into the discussion of educational assessment. According to Edutopia.org educational assessment is an integral part of instruction and the learning process.

How to minimize cheating in online assessments

Neo LMS

Sixty-eight percent of graduate students have admitted to cheating, according to this 13-year study by Dr. Donald McCabe. As the name suggests, the proctoring feature ensures that assessments are carried out safely. What teachers can do to minimize cheating in online assessments.

National Lexile Study Shows Accelerated Reading Growth Across Ethnic Groups

eSchool News

Red Bank, NJ, July 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Lexile Study, a respected and recognized independent research analysis conducted by MetaMetrics®, the creators of the Lexile® Framework, was released today by Achieve3000.

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This Social Studies Compendium Is a Keeper

MiddleWeb

The authors of the Social Studies Teacher's Toolbox have constructed a research-based "honest, human guide" to helping students understand and care about what they learn.

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What is assessment for? #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

The misconception and lack of understanding about assessment is one hole I fell into often as a teacher and observe in other educators as we unintentionally do what was done to us. Back in my day…assessment was the end result. This post is part of our 2020 Summer Book Study.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments. Setting up assessments is fast and easy. There are many types of assessments in GradeCam including handwritten numeric. One of the advantages of GradeCam is the quick feedback that you get for your assessments.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Formative assessment is the answer. Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. Technology can make formative assessment easier for you. Formative assessment gives us the ability to quiz every single student in the class. Every teacher should have one or two formative assessment tools that are part of their lesson flow. I would go so far to say that formative assessment is one of the greatest gifts of education technology to the classroom.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. Habits, templates, and routines are much easier than reinventing the assessment wheel but a tool that results in passionate students committed to lifelong learning gets my attention. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Self-assessment. Crowdsourced study guide.

OPINION: We need a SpaceX for assessment

The Hechinger Report

Many teachers don’t like assessments either, bemoaning the lost resources for other aspects of learning, like critical thinking , that have been drawn away by test prep. Assessment is costly not only in terms of time, but also in terms of money. We need a SpaceX for assessment.

Why Formative Assessments Matter

The Web20Classroom

At the end of the week was the big assessment. Some got an answer here or there but for the most part, there were no bright spots from this assessment. There had to be a better way than letting my students get all the way to the end of a unit of study to have them not know anything. Formative assessments changed my classroom. Formative assessments are simply little gauges or indicators of how students are progressing towards a learning goal.

Assessments don’t always translate outside the classroom, but students’ networks do

The Christensen Institute

For example, one evidence-based integrated support model called City Connects provides non-academic and academic support to low-income students by assigning coordinators and existing staff members to assess each individual student’s needs and connect them to in- and out-of-school supports.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

In partnership with the Center for Global Education at Asia Society , the League of Innovative Schools has launched innovation study tours –– a learning opportunity focused on deeper learning and equity.

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Next Generation Learning: Assessments

Neo LMS

This will be the first blog in a series about NGLC, and today we will explore a NGLC grant recipient, Del Lago Academy, that has designed an innovative assessment model. Today we’ll explore a new approach to assessments. Next Generation Learning Assessments, a case study. One of the most important ways they have done that is with an innovative assessment model. Del Lago set about designing badges per key assessment area as laid out by the NGSS by grade.

Twenty-six studies point to more play for young children

The Hechinger Report

The report looked at 26 studies of play from 18 countries. Instead, many schools are focused on academic skills and standardized assessments, he added. The post Twenty-six studies point to more play for young children appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. In today’s show, Alan November discusses a groundbreaking new assessment strategy to make you think: The origins of this strategy. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Listen to Monica Burns talk about formative assessment tools and tips.

Study suggests a lack of assessments for coding teachers

eSchool News

Reliable assessments for classroom use remains a challenge, says Google-backed study. A small study recently conducted by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) found a dearth of valid and reliable assessments for measuring student learning in computer science education. Participants also noted that the variability in how students approach and develop algorithms makes assessment especially challenging and time-consuming.

4 Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – SULS0111

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – SULS0111 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Jen shares ideas that will help teachers go BEYOND traditional assessments like reports, essays, presentations, and cookie-cutter assignments. Beyond Traditional Assessment.

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying

Kleinspiration

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying I always give my Scholastic posts a lot of thought. I am writing reports this week, and this time of the year tends to be full of assessments. I am excited to share a few of my favorite studying tools with you. I am aware that there are tons of tools available for studying; however, I always use the following to determine if a tool is awesome. Quizlet automatically generates a variety of assessments you can take.

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How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic

Edsurge

Even during the pandemic’s early days, some professors decided to toss out their grade books , figuring that high-stress assessments weren’t appropriate given the uncertain circumstances, which saw students sent away from campuses, sometimes without tech tools or internet access.

Moving past summative vs. formative assessments

The Christensen Institute

In addition, in having to consider a multitude of ancillary issues such as integrating adaptive learning technologies, creating e-portfolios, building repositories of content, and reimagining staffing models, many learning providers find themselves dealing with assessments as more of an afterthought. But assessments are the crux of a competency-based approach. But this isn’t simply a matter of focusing on formative assessments instead of summative.

Classroom-Ready Word Study Tools

MiddleWeb

Pam Koutrakos offers a goldmine of fresh ideas we can dig into as we launch our word study routines – building our repertoire so we can stay engaged with word learning all year long. Best of all, she shares good ways to assess student progress and keep track of growth. Book Reviews Word Study Corwin Literacy grades K-6 Pam Hamilton Pamela Koutrakos word study

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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.

Case Study: Chicago Connected

Education Superhighway

Inspired by the firsthand accounts of parents struggling to get their families connected to remote learning and other essential supports, Kids First Chicago partnered with the Metropolitan Planning Council to study the problem.

Top-Rated by Teachers, Quizlet Offers Simple & Effective Study and Assessment Tool

techlearning

Quizlet is an online database of nearly 300 million study sets created by students and teachers

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What Studying App is Used by 1 in 3 High School Students?

EmergingEdTech

Assessment Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources best flash card app best review app for students best study app how quizlet keeps getting better multi language study app popular studying software appAnd What do you do to Keep Improving When You are Already one of the Most Widely Used Education Apps Around? I knew Quizlet was popular, but when I spoke with Quizlet CEO Matt Glotzbach recently, I.

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PROOF POINTS: Rural American students shift away from math and science during high school, study finds

The Hechinger Report

students, but they are less likely to study science and math in college. There’s a pressing need to attract young students from all backgrounds to study these fields in college. Green areas are rural regions. Tiny yellow dots scattered throughout the green areas are small towns.

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Summer 2020 Book Study Title Announced @stenhousepub #EngagingLitMinds

Reading By Example

This summer our book study selection is Engaging Literacy Minds: Developing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Lives, K–3 by Peter Johnston, Kathy Champeau, Andrea Hartwig, Sarah Helmer, Merry Komar, Tara Krueger, and Laurie McCarthy. How does the study work?

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World’s Largest Annual Study of K–12 Reading Habits Finds Digital Reading Doubled from Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

eSchool News

As the largest study of its kind, What Kids Are Reading provides actionable insights and helpful tools to help educators guide their students toward “just-right” reading recommendations. Newsline digital Education education technology global leader reading study Technology

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