What you should know before moving ahead with online assessment

eSchool News

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.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

edWeb.net

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.

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

The Christensen Institute

But is technology the key to their success? and technology? Although technology is not the driving force behind student learning at these schools, it amplifies the real driving force: high-quality teaching. 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.

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

Edsurge

There are at least two truisms when it comes to education technology: 1. That gung-ho initiative is something that Mark Racine, director of technology at Boston Public Schools, applauds. 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). When teachers use tools they find online, they can inadvertently run afoul of privacy and security guidelines.

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

EdTechTeacher

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.

In the News: On Technology, Testing, and Equity

Doug Levin

“Students who had greater access to technology in and out of school, and had teachers that required its use for school assignments, used technology in more powerful ways and scored significantly higher on the NAEP writing achievement test. “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.” As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin.

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

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Leading the education technology industry in developing solutions to help today’s students thrive in a digital world, Learning.com collaborates with educators to make it simple to integrate digital literacy into everyday instruction.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

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

Blended learning’s unfulfilled promise: Saving teachers time

The Christensen Institute

In my recent paper, “ Teaching in the Machine Age ,” I argue that technology, if used properly, can take on some aspects of planning, grading, and instruction, thereby freeing up teachers to spend more of the their time on high-impact activities. To one degree or another, most edtech products and blended-learning models require schools to change reconfigure their existing resources and processes. Technology misses the mark.

Edulastic Joins Google for Education Partner Program

EdNews Daily

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

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8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Traditional classrooms may not go extinct anytime soon, but edtech will certainly change the way we learn and think about learning. Not only is this technology designed to sift through massive amounts of information but it is also ingrained with powerful curation capabilities.

My New Favorite Thing

There is no box

Having said that, the Pencil/iPad Pro technology is a home run. 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.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

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

Edsurge

Not quite sure how you're going to run formative assessment in your classroom, or lead professional development workshops? The guide celebrates the knowledge and best practices shared by these educators—hailing from downtown Houston to the plains of Wyoming to the beaches of Southern California—and brings you tips and tricks for the new school year from educators who've been there, with or without technology. Making Data Work : Data, privacy, assessments--you’ve heard all about it.

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. Image Credit: Farhat Ahmad The Evolution of Technology. I started using Google Classroom to post all of my content online, and provide feedback on assignments. Mastery-based assessment directly addressed this issue.

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Edulastic joins Google for Education Partner Program

eSchool News

Partner technologies complement, extend Google for Education products. Edulastic , a next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, has become a Google for Education Partner.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

More than half of women come to their IT role with an academic background in education and instruction , compared with a third of men, who come from a background in technology,” says Steve Langford, CoSN Board member and CIO of Beaverton School District in Oregon. To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience. Others plan to use grants or reduce their technology purchases.

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.

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. Make sure the technology you use doesn't take the place of, but instead supplements, face-to-face interaction. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges. Edheads' online simulations help students gain an understanding of STEM jobs, such as surgeon or engineer.

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. Make sure the technology you use doesn't take the place of, but instead supplements, face-to-face interaction. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges. Edheads' online simulations help students gain an understanding of STEM jobs, such as surgeon or engineer.

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. Make sure the technology you use doesn't take the place of, but instead supplements, face-to-face interaction.

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. Make sure the technology you use doesn't take the place of, but instead supplements, face-to-face interaction.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. This story has me thinking a lot about “fake news” and education technology PR as misinformation. ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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?