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. Still, the application of the skills to demonstrate knowledge was a clear need with the use of online assessments. They can also take practice assessments using the devices.

Digital Natives Still Need Help Navigating Online Assessments

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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. Often, the assumption is that this is an equity issue—that only lower-income or rural districts struggle with gaps in technology fluency.

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom. 2 – Designing Online Assessments As you assess learning online, you’ll want to use the research-based best practices for online assessments.

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

The Christensen Institute

But is technology the key to their success? Roundy Elementary , Vegas Verdes Elementary , and Elaine Wynn Elementary , three franchise schools in Las Vegas’s Clark County School District, and Hollister Prep and Gilroy Prep, two charter elementary schools operated by Navigator Schools in the San Jose area. and technology? The post Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

I hold a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, earned at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. During my years of working in elementary education, I spent time as a classroom teacher as well as a school leader, all with the Sioux City Community School District in Sioux City, Iowa.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students. Education Galaxy supports math, reading, language arts, and science at the elementary level (K-6). Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Learning.com Awards Digital Literacy Superheroes in Teacher Appreciation Contest

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June 5, 2018 – Learning.com celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week 2018 by recognizing digital literacy teachers across the country in a special contest that honored educators who teach technology. School administrators were encouraged to nominate a teacher superhero at their schools who goes above and beyond to equip their students with digital literacy skills needed for success on online assessments, in college and in their future careers. Portland, Ore.–

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. But NCLB also locked us into an assessment regime that focused too narrowly on annual, summative grade-level assessments for accountability purposes and restricted innovation in assessments—and ultimately learning.

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. Not only has ongoing formative assessment and quality feedback been honed by teachers for years, it has also become recognized as a core element of personalized learning environments, as highlighted in Rhode Island’s Personalized Learning Whitepaper. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices?

Learning.com Offers Complimentary Tech Readiness Quiz to Help Educators Assess Students’ Digital Literacy Proficiency

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August 1, 2018 – Learning.com, a leader in providing digital literacy curriculum for elementary and middle school students, today announced registration is open for its free Tech Readiness Quiz. This interactive assessment will provide educators with actionable data on how well their students grasp critical digital literacy concepts as outlined in the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. PORTLAND, Ore.

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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BoomWriter for Districts

Technology Tidbits

This is a wonderful innovative way to integrate technology into the classroom. 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 is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

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. . When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. . What Are Summative Assessments Vs. Formative Assessments.

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Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

Educators’ ability to personalize instruction using technology is imperative as the student population becomes increasingly varied by race, achievement level and socioeconomic status. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says. Learning management systems enable a teacher (and the student) to connect learning goals with student portfolios, online assessments, and searchable resources in multiple formats.”.

Personalized Learning: A New Take on an Old Concept

Leadership Lounge

And it’s showing some promise, especially when coupled with technology that helps teachers better individualize their instruction. They’ve now been around for over a hundred years, and Montessori schools continue to thrive throughout the world, while mostly keeping technology at arm’s length (especially in the pre-primary and elementary grades.) Learning is often supported by technology. Personalized learning has become a thing in K-12 education.

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

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The new computers are one of the most noticeable changes among several technology updates taking place while school’s out for the summer. The influx of technology brings the district’s technology ratio to one device for every two students, which is lower than the previous ratio of roughly one device for every three students. The proposed bond projects include $500,000 in improvements to elementary STEM facilities and $17 million for improvements to school technology.

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop

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A fully functional laptop, students can also use the mobile zSpace solution to explore the internet, complete classwork assignments, take online assessments or any other activities that they would use a computer for at school. director, instructional technology, Atlanta Public Schools. “We We introduced the zSpace virtual reality experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels three years ago.

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. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment.

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. Educational Technology ? Elementary Years ? Online Learning ? Teaching Online ? Testing and Assessment ? World Schooling See you “online!” Starting to Homeschool : Webinar #2: The Elementary-School Years Starting to Homeschool : Webinar #3: What Will We Do Now That We’re Learning at Home?

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? This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment.

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? This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment.