Online assessment: the student voice

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Photo by Jason Roswell on unsplash Online learning is becoming increasingly popular and widespread, and is now reaching into compulsory education. Teachers in schools are considering the extent to which common pedagogical methods can be adapted into online environments, or whether they need to be completely revised and reconceptualised. It is often characterised as 'testing' to provide a grade, but this would be a restricted view of assessment.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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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.

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How the E-rate and grants can help fund your edtech plans

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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.

Zap life into your feedback with technology

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Here are some examples of how you might want to collect information, or give feedback: Online assessments (Google Forms now allows teachers to create and grade quizzes ). By using the add-on “Save as Doc,” you can turn your forms into an easy-to-read document to print and/or share.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

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Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft. Documenting Progress and Integrating the Process.

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

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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. 5 Ways to Make Professional Looking Google Documents. Assessment Education How to Guides.

How to Overcome the Challenges of Distance Learning

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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. . Correct Assessment of Students’ Work.

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

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You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit. Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc. research projects Google Docs has built in search - do research as you work: In Google Docs, there is a research pane where you can do a Google search directly from Google Docs collaboration - Google Apps is all about collaboration.

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

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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.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

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Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). Often, the most popular apps “are what teachers are discovering at conferences, reading online, and across social media,” according to Dan Carroll, chief product officer of Clever. The disconnect between what school leaders buy and what teachers actually use is well-documented.

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Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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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.

Raising the Bar for Technology Services in Schools

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We’ve resorted to manually rebooting all of our 235 AP230s weekly as a preventative measure to get through online testing. All of this got me thinking, with the move to online state assessments, good enough isn’t good enough anymore. All of our email and increasingly our documents are in the cloud. Online assessments are here and the cloud is the operating system for our organizations.

30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

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Also, there is an educational portal that allows teachers to track/monitor students, generate detailed reports, and assess student's learning to make it easy to differentiate instruction. Also, educators can assign lessons, assess students, and differentiate instruction.

Flip Your Classroom Just in Time – A Beginner’s Guide

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Too many educators seem to think that flipped classrooms merely replace the classroom lecture with an online video lecture. This observation is factual as far as it goes—the flipped classroom can use online videos—however, it overlooks the real value of the flipped classroom. Lots of websites will show you how to convert a presentation, such as Google Presentation, PowerPoint, or Keynote, into an online presentation.

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

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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.

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

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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.

11 Things I Think I Know About 1 to 1 Classroom Management

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The promise of a 1:1 environment isn''t that you can now do your worksheets or read your textbooks online. Project-based and challenge-based learning, creating work for authentic purposes and audiences, and allowing students the autonomy to select how they will learn and how they will demonstrate mastery are all methods for competing with the lure of online games and instant messaging. Post clear interaction procedures on your wikis and collaborative documents.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “As Republicans seek support for their controversial legislation to update the Higher Education Act , a Pentagon document gives ammo to critics over the bill’s plan to end Public Service Loan Forgiveness.” ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via EdScoop : “‘Deliberate cyberattack ’ delays online assessments in five states.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals.