Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work. Marketplace K-12 Common Core curriculum Ed-tech Pearson

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

More on OpenEd's Free Online Assessment Tools: How-to Videos

The 21st Century Principal

OpenEd recently released its Free Assessment tool. OpenEd''s assessment tool not only provides the question types required by the Common Core curriculum, but it also has some unique capabilities as well, such as suggesting videos to students who miss specific questions.

6 reasons it’s important to create your own online assessments

eSchool News

Homegrown online assessments prove invaluable to one district. Assessments are critical to our efforts to improve instruction in K-12 education. At Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD), we began the transition to online assessment more than three years ago.

3 ways to prepare students for online assessments

eSchool News

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading, or writing on online assessments.

Paperless Testing: Most Grade 3-8 Students To Be Assessed Online in 2016

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This will be the first school year in which most elementary and middle-school students take state-required tests online. Assessment Common Core Pearson air assessment douglevin drc edtechstrategies ets mcgrawhill onlinetesting pearson questar

Eliminating Tests Through Continual Assessment

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We’re at an inflection point with our approach to testing and measurement … “Common Core was such a good idea,” remarked a middle school administrator I recently spoke with.

Edulastic launches district tool for administrators

eSchool News

Resource offers district, school administrators insight into student progress on Common Core. Edulastic is a next-generation online assessment platform that allows K-12 teachers to track students’ progress toward Common Core State Standards.

State Testing Disruptions Likely Produced Dips and Gains in Student Scores, Study Says

Marketplace K-12

The disruptions in online assessments that roiled Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota in the spring of 2015 appear to have had both negative and positive effects on individual students’ test scores, according to a new analysis. The independent analysis released Friday was conducted by the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment , a research and consulting nonprofit hired by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium , the group that sponsored the exams.

The U.S. has more memorizers

Dangerously Irrelevant

” The Common Core standards are supposed to be about bigger ideas and fewer of them? Why meaningful math problems are defined out of online assessments.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

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I polled my PLN to find specific tech areas students needed help with in preparing for the Assessments. Pay attention to these and your students will be much more prepared for this Spring’s Common Core assessments: Keyboarding. Use online dictionaries, thesauruses.

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Skyward, Certica launch formative assessment solution

eSchool News

Partnership aims to help educators access more than 80,000 item bank resources for assessment. The items in the FAIB can be used by teachers and district staff to help students practice for the next generation assessments. Assessments News

What are IT leaders worried about? Assessment readiness and money

eSchool News

A CoSN survey reveals CTO concerns about privacy, budgets, and assessment readiness. Assessment readiness is again the No. The growing imperative about being assessment ready isn’t likely a surprise for those living in states adopting the Common Core.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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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. New teachers need to learn rudimentary tech troubleshooting like these 25 common problems , and then teach them to students.

Preparing Students with Technology Skills

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The tech and core standards of organizations such as ISTE, CSTA, and Common Core State Initiative stipulate that students need foundational digital literacy skills to demonstrate writing, reading, and mathematical achievement. Online Safety and Digital Citizenship.

BoomWriter for Districts

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BoomWriter for Districts ensures that a complete education technology experience will be delivered to your teachers and students resulting in improved fiction and nonfiction reading, writing and content assessment skills, and enhanced vocabulary development. BoomWriter the excellent free collaborative writing tool for schools has just released their district wide program. This is a wonderful innovative way to integrate technology into the classroom. More from their press release.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

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The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices? Students learn to set goals, self-assess, monitor their progress over time.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience. Significant progress has been made in the transition to digital assessments , with 80 percent ready or almost ready to conduct Common Core or statewide high-stakes online assessments. CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:56.

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

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IXL was great for skill breakdown and practice, easy to find standards based on common core. I use D2L and our system eClass to post resources, classroom calendar of events, discussion posts and online assessments. 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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Organize Texts for Test Prep with LiveBinders

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Those of us who teach in states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards know that one aspect of the anchor standards for reading addresses the “integration of knowledge and ideas.” As online testing becomes a reality for many schools and districts this spring, teachers who want students to feel comfortable with this cognitive task need to provide opportunities for students to interact with multiple information sources, synthesize the information, and respond to a prompt.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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The line supports up to 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, many storage options, and more. 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.