What you should know before moving ahead with online assessment

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Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? Getting started with online assessments. First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. Have an instructional framework centered around curriculum design before talking about assessment.

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Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

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. In early 2016, it launched Co-Pilot to give schools free 30-day trials of edtech software built by other companies.

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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.

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.

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

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Data’s influence on modern education is immense; it drives policies, impacts funding—it even affects decisions about which tools and services edtech companies create for educators. And when it comes to helping edtech entrepreneurs understand those educators, Amy Rambo believes she has just the data that can help. The deeper an edtech firm’s understanding of the changing education landscape, the better it can support teachers and students with the learning tools they most need.

Edtech Company Learning.com Named Oregon Top Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

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Districts equip their students with the technology and 21st century skills needed for success on online assessments, college, and the workforce using Learning.com’s digital literacy solutions.

K-12 Dealmakers to Focus on Adaptive Learning, Assessment, Report Says

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Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes.

How to ensure quality in your online classrooms.

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As more institutions are opening up to the world of online learning, new possibilities are emerging along with new challenges. We have previously written about topics like engaging your students in an online learning environment and assessing student performance in online classes.

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Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Online assessments through the Evaluate and Illuminate platforms significantly reduce the burden on teachers to administer, grade, and aggregate the student learning data for data-driven instruction. Teachers also use learning data from online software—such as ST Math, Accelerated Reader, DreamBox Learning, Reading Plus, and Lexia Learning—to invest students in learning by making it easy for students to see how their efforts contribute to their learning success.

In the News: On Technology, Testing, and Equity

Doug Levin

“Such clear and direct relationships are few and far between in education—and these findings raise many implications for states and districts as they shift to online assessment.” ” The post In the News: On Technology, Testing, and Equity appeared first on EdTech Strategies. As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies.” Education Week. 4 February 2016.

Blended learning’s unfulfilled promise: Saving teachers time

The Christensen Institute

To one degree or another, most edtech products and blended-learning models require schools to change reconfigure their existing resources and processes. Additionally, some schools and teachers that adopt blended learning decide to build their own online-learning content, which adds an additional time demand to teachers’ plates. Online student learning data can be hard to access and interpret. Education Blog Blended learning Edtech education hybrids Innovation

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

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The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

Edulastic Joins Google for Education Partner Program

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Edulastic, the next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, announced that they have become a Google for Education Partner.

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8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

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Traditional classrooms may not go extinct anytime soon, but edtech will certainly change the way we learn and think about learning. As a result, AI helps create smart educational content that’s being used in both classrooms and online courses.

My New Favorite Thing

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Now if only Apple would make an iPad/Pencil combo for $350 and convince SBAC to develop a tablet friendly version of their online assessments, they’d have a real shot at taking on the Chromebook in the classroom. 1:1 Commentary edtech iPads learningThe 9.7″

Edulastic joins Google for Education Partner Program

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Edulastic , a next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, has become a Google for Education Partner. Now educators can use the technology-enhanced assessments and real-time data of Edulastic seamlessly with their Google Apps for Education. “We

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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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. The post Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time appeared first on edWeb.

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. . 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.

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. Catch all of our coverage of CoSN 2018 by bookmarking EdTech ’s conference landing page.

52 Ways to Go Back To School, From Educators Across the United States

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Not quite sure how you're going to run formative assessment in your classroom, or lead professional development workshops? From teachers, edtech coordinators, librarians, superintendents and others, articles are organized around four topic categories. Making Data Work : Data, privacy, assessments--you’ve heard all about it. Take this piece from New Mexico, which offers suggestions for how to best onboard students in relation to online assessments.

How Colleges Are Thinking Differently to Serve Adult Students

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Department of Education concluded that adult learners need their own edtech tools instead of being expected to learn from the same resources designed for children and teens. What we've learned over time is, particularly in the area of prior learning assessment, [fit ]in two different strands.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' attention. Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science.

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

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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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We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

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Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character in the classroom and at home. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges. " Whether they're harvesting honey or building a circuit , kids post their creations online, get helpful feedback, and practice expressing thanks.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character in the classroom and at home. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges. " Whether they're harvesting honey or building a circuit , kids post their creations online, get helpful feedback, and practice expressing thanks.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character in the classroom and at home. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude

Graphite Blog

Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character in the classroom and at home. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' attention. 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? Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' attention. 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? Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

Hack Education Weekly News

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’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of Phoenix ’s online enrollment plummets while Western Governors and Southern New Hampshire near 100,000 students as they vie to rule the roost.”

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. 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Edsurge : “ Republican Party Platform Addresses Education, Nods to Edtech.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Edsurge reports that Smartly has launched its free, online MBA program. ” Inside Higher Ed writes up the results of a “New Study of Online Student Market,” a survey by Aslanian Market Research and the Learning House. Presidential Campaign Politics.