Digital Natives Still Need Help Navigating Online Assessments


While preparing for our standardized tests, too many of us assumed that because our students are “digital natives” their transition to online testing would be seamless and they would easily adapt and excel in these new environments. But navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. Navigating mobile apps doesn’t translate into some of the required tasks for online testing environments. Move it online.

In praise of the open-book exam

IT Bill

Whether or not students should be required to take proctored exams in an online course has been debated for as long as there have been online courses and I suspect it will not be resolved anytime soon. A recent study compared proctored and non-proctored student outcomes in online courses. Despite the instructions that the exam was to be taken closed-book, we might reason that students spent the extra time looking up answers in the text or searching online.


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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. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course.

What is the story behind Georgia Test Prep?

Georgia Test Prep

In order to help them we had to search for the relevant worksheets online, print them, and ask our kids to complete them. We purchased some books from a local store and also bought some online. We realized that we spent a lot of money on the books for each child and were still not convinced that it was the best we could provide them with. With less than 10 cents per day, the members get access to thousands of questions for ELA and Math practice online.

8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a result, AI helps create smart educational content that’s being used in both classrooms and online courses. We’ve long struggled with ways to motivate students and keep them engaged during classroom lectures and online courses. Especially in terms of online courses, we can now speak of self-paced, personalized learning paths based on individual interests, ambitions, and requirements. Let’s take online assessment tests as an example.

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment. Online Assessment with Google Forms – this document gives walk throughs for Flubaroo and other tools to help you assess using Google Forms. Flubaroo – help for grading online assessments. 10 Tools for Assessment for Google Apps on the iPad. Google Classroom: Using the Rubric Tab to Assess Students. Books. Assessment Education How to Guides.

Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year. The recently released studies concern the efficacy of Teach to One: Math , an innovative blended-learning model that Heather Staker and I discussed in our book Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.

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Mobile learning: The good and the bad


Our mobile devices are online 24/7. It’s about mobilizing the learning experience, from being merely seated in a classroom discussing matters with your teacher or stuck with a laptop at home answering online assessments, to taking an assessment while in a cab. Mobile technology can also start replacing bulky resources such as books and visual aids, because these resources are stored in tabs and smartphones.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

Online learning has ensured that learning is not confined to classrooms. With chat forums and discussion groups, students can always continue their classroom discussions online. Students can access various online assessments and activities that are created to improve their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Teachers can also combine the online scenarios with hands-on sessions in classrooms, connecting their skills to real work.

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5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)


Online learning has moved to the front stage as 90 percent of high-income countries are using it as the primary means of educational continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If March will forever be remembered as the month that virtually all the world’s countries closed their school doors, will April be remembered as the month that the students around the world embraced the world of online learning? The Isolation Trap Teaching and learning online does not mean learning alone.

How to Overcome the Challenges of Distance Learning


Although students of this century are born digital natives and many skilled instructors are fairly trained in online platforms, the difficulty of the “distance” can still propose multiple challenges. . Education in the physical classroom versus in the online classroom has disparities in outcome. Teachers may experience a hard time expressing instructional content to their pupils, especially long and complex assignments or assessment s.

?Online Courses Shouldn’t Use Remote Proctoring Tools. Here’s Why.


Thoughts about online proctoring have been taking up more of my time and energy than I’d like to admit. Rather than spending most of my time time helping people become better online teachers, I have been figuring out how to meet two competing objectives: increase online course offerings and avoid adopting an online proctoring system. My first objective, to increase the number of online courses, is grounded in research and campus goals for increasing student success.

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6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s no longer an option to hide students from the online world, what is considered by many parents a dangerous place their children should avoid. Think how often keyboarding is part of student work–entering website addresses, adding comments to blogs, typing docs into GAFE, and taking online assessments. Introduce this wide variety of options early in the school year and make them available for as many assessments as possible.

BENCHMARK UNIVERSE PRO TIP: How to Get Started with Benchmark Universe Quickly & Easily

Benchmark Education

Want a super fast way of distributing online tasks to your classroom? You can then begin adding assessments, eBooks, and ePosters. Simply click on the gear icon on the book jacket thumbnail or drag the entire product to the right. Note : You’ll need a subscription to one of Benchmark Education’s online assessment products to access this feature. BEC-Approved Technology & the Classroom Assessment Benchmark Universe Ebooks in the Classroom

Personalized Learning: A New Take on an Old Concept

Leadership Lounge

In 1980, fresh out of college with an art education degree but few compelling job prospects, I happened upon a book on the Montessori teaching method. However, within a month, I read every Montessori book I could find and visited a few Montessori schools. • Employing competency-based online assessments that determine students’ achievement and readiness for advancement, based on their personal growth and mastery of particular standards.

“Believing in people can be a catalyst for positive change.” – Kimberly Mecham, USA

Daily Edventures

When I co-taught a unit on Innovation, we benefited from the collaboration space to do a group-based unit assessment using the Design Thinking process to design a space for our new Center for Leadership & Innovation. This was paired with an online assessment in Forms (using the Take a Test feature) for each student to complete individually.”. Favorite book: Shadows of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Kimberly Mecham.

BENCHMARK UNIVERSE PRO TIP: How to Save Time By Reusing Last Year’s Assignments

Benchmark Education

You’ve established routines and perhaps you are back to using your e-books, e-posters, and online assessments for your instruction. It’s October, and I bet you are getting back into the swing of things for the school year. You might even be creating customized assignments for your students. If you are a returning Benchmark Universe user, you may have noticed a new feature in your assignments area—Assignment Templates! What are assignment templates?

Fighting Apathy, Neglect and Racism to Give Left-Behind Learners a Chance


I was in a blended classroom where my role had shifted from teacher to facilitator, and the expectation was to use Edgenuity, an online curriculum program, but it wasn’t working. The online program was dated and completely irrelevant to today’s times. I started using Google Classroom to post all of my content online, and provide feedback on assignments. I decided to learn everything I could about mastery-based assessments so that I could start to close the learning gaps.

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The Benefits of a Just-in-Time Flipped Class

Fractus Learning

I have explored and used the flipped classroom technique for the past five years, but I came to flipping through the just-in-time techniques first expressed so well by IUPU physics professor Gregor Novak and his colleagues in their 1999 book Just-in-Time Teaching. By that, I mean that I am required to provide and follow a syllabus that lines up a course of study and learning objectives for my students and details how and when they will be assessed.


Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation. In his off hours he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing guitar with his rock band, and reading history books and detective novels.

30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

"Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education , simply, differentiation ) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas ; and to developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability."

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018


Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

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


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.

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: IXL, Brightspace, Tales2Go


I use D2L and our system eClass to post resources, classroom calendar of events, discussion posts and online assessments. Dawn: Students needed access to a variety of audio books. This week in S’Cool Tools, we share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words. . If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study.

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The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. Online Learning ? Teaching Online ? Testing and Assessment ? World Schooling See you “online!” We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?



ACHIEVE3000 PRO ( WWW.ACHIEVE3000.COM ) Achieve3000 Pro offers a patented instructional model that combines summative and embedded formative assessments to differentiate content and instruction, so students always see lessons at their just-right reading level. AUTODESK TINKERCAD ( WWW.AUTODESK.COM ) Tinkercad is a simple, free online design tool used to create and print 3D models, as well as for building and testing electronics.

Week of November 15, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thanks for your attention, and see you online! link] CONCERNS ABOUT STUDENT’S ASSESSMENT (HOST YOUR OWN WEBINARS) Tue 16 Nov 01:00PM New York / Tue 16 Nov 06:00PM GMT / Wed 16 Nov 04:00AM Sydney Manos Alisavakis. We will try to clear up the misunderstandings about the procedure and the role of student’s assessment. In this session, learn ideas for scripting minimal mentoring leveraging online assessments and tools to maximize value while minimizing the time commitment.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. This online conference will be free to attend, and you can follow the conversations by using the hashtag #learning14. Brilliant is an online community of learners who share and solve physics and math problems. Books Gone Wild. See you online!


The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals. Indeed, according to one story in The Atlantic , a school district in Colorado opted to do away with parent-teacher conferences entirely, encouraging parents instead to simply check online to see what their children were up to. At the other extreme, online grade portals have prompted some parents to log in all the time and to obsess over their children’s grades.