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. During ClassLink and CoSN’s edWebinar, “ Online Assessment: An Effective, Coordinated, District Leadership Team Approach,” administrators from the Hampton Township School District in Pennsylvania offered lessons they learned from implementing a comprehensive online assessment program.

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? During their presentation, “Online Assessment: An Evolving Landscape and New Opportunities,” they discussed the lessons they learned when they made the transition and what they would change if they could. First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

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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.

Timify - Time limited tests for education, free (in Google Forms)

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Teachers around the world use Google Forms for student assessments. While in school, the teacher can limit the time students have to do the assessment, but while at home with #remotelearning , that isn't an option. Timify gives teachers the ability to time limit assessments in Google Forms. Check out Timify here: [link] Related: Resources, tips and more for remote and e-learning (teaching online) Google for Education Resources.

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Edueto - Create Original Online Activities - great for formative assessment

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Edueto is a free service that allows teachers to create their own online activities for students. It's easy to use and can be a great way to do formative assessment with your students using different formats. Check out his blog here: [link] Related: Assessment Resources Online Assessment Resources Online Assignments Resources -. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. online assessment online assignments

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

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Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. Google Classroom Resources. Tip: Many of the best conversations on this topic happen on Google Plus or Twitter with the #gafe hashtag.

Examtime online learning tools are now GoConqr

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>> I wrote about Examtime and their free, online learning tools back in February. Students can create, discover and share mind maps, quizzes, notes, flashcards and more online with others. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. examtime free resources for students online assessment It is a free set of learning tools that allow students to generate their own learning resources.

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. The Google for Education Partner Program recognizes Partner technologies that complement and extend Google for Education products. Now educators can use the technology-enhanced assessments and real-time data of Edulastic seamlessly with their Google Apps for Education. “We

Learning.com Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program

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PORTLAND, Oregon – (September 21, 2018) Learning.com, a leader in providing digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today that it joined the Google for Education Technology Partner Program.

Edulastic joins Google for Education Partner Program

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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. The Google for Education Partner Program recognizes Partner technologies that complement and extend Google for Education products.

Learning.com Unveils New Integration with Google Classroom

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April 23, 2018 –Learning.com today announced its digital literacy curriculum and content for grades K-8 will be completely integrated with Google Classroom and other learning platforms. This new functionality allows educators to easily access digital literacy lessons, activities, application exercises, and quizzes through an online catalog, then deliver the content directly to students through Google Classroom. PORTLAND, Ore.

Getting More Out of Google Forms with autoCrat

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Most users utilize Google Forms for tasks such as surveys, data collection, assessments, contact forms, etc. Using Google Sheet add-ons you provide efficient and effective opportunities for the information you collect. Flubaroo - easy way to grade assessments Doctopus - creates shared folders and creates files to share with your students. A lot of the time, when we use Google Forms we want the data to collected in a tactile way (doc, pdf).

Illuminate Education Joins Google for Education Partner Program as a Premier Partner

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Illuminate Education, a leading K-12 Education Intelligence Platform (EIP), today announced it has been certified as a Google for Education Premier Partner. As part of the partnership, Illuminate Education also selected Google Cloud Platform to power the Illuminate EIP. The collaboration will create interoperability with Google Classroom, streamlined navigation for users, and enhanced insights to drive personalized learning.

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

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.

7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall

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In this episode we cover quite a few topics: What the fall will look like (we think) How to plan for instruction How to differentiate online instruction Blended learning best practices How to support parents Using community resources to support your classroom Self Care This show includes sponsored content from Advancement Courses and is an advertorial. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course.

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

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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. Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot! Follow me on Twitter and Google+. chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for Educators

Zap life into your feedback with technology

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But first, a caveat: You must use a Google account. If you have never created a Google Form, or you’re unsure of how to do it, this quick-and-easy tutorial will show you how. If you’re like any other teacher or administrator I know, you are busy.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

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While the rate of growth is lower than in 2014 and 2015—when the market was fueled by a national trend away from paper and pencil and toward online assessments —lower average selling prices and a replacement market for outdated devices continue to drive volume, according to a release issued by the consulting firm. Google continues to capture market share: 57 percent of U.S.

Teaching AP Students Remotely: What Does It Look Like?

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How is assessment, instruction, and technology integration changing for our top performing high school students in light of Covid-19? They have AP Online Classes and Review Classes on their YouTube Channel, and the current content features 32 different classes. Remote Learning AP Culture of Assessment. On March 20th, Collegeboard made some initial announcements about the relationship between Remote Instruction and AP Assessment in their AP Central Platform.

Auto Chrome OS Update Breaks CAASPP (SBAC) Test Compatibility

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We have a problem with Google Chromebooks and CAASPP testing. Given that one of the big compelling reasons behind school adoption of Chromebooks over iPads is how well they handled the SBAC online assessments, this is kind of a big deal. From Google Support: “During the first configuration steps before the enrollment is completed, every Chrome device is checked for the latest updates, so that Google services provided are the latest and fully stable.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

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By starting these tasks in Fall, you’ll be ready when yearly assessments arrive in April-May: Between March and June, 2015, nearly five million students in 11 states and the District of Columbia completed the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing to measure student accomplishment of Common Core State Standards in the areas of mathematics and English/language arts. I polled my PLN to find specific tech areas students needed help with in preparing for the Assessments.

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With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

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The program, run by a group called Climb Hire , has $2 million in backing to get the program off the ground, courtesy of donors not new to education—Google.org, the charitable arm of tech giant Google; Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative from former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt; and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. The program promises 100 hours of online training and 100 hours of in-person training for 16 weeks.

Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

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In the report, the consulting firm notes that the increase in Chromebook sales “has coincided with the need for districts to implement online assessment,” and that Chromebooks’ ease-of-use and traditionally low prices have helped increase sales. [ Microsoft is making strong moves, developing a partnership with Lightspeed to address device manageability, whilst bringing new devices to market which are likely to compete head on with Google in the key sub-$300 range.

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. When teachers use tools they find online, they can inadvertently run afoul of privacy and security guidelines.

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In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

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Teq Online PD offers educators unlimited access to over 200 live and archived professional development sessions focused on the effective integration of technology into instruction. There are certification tracks on Google, Microsoft, Apple, SMART, among other topics, like online assessment, STEM, ELA, Math, Social Studies, and PBL. Edmentum’s new solution pairs adaptive diagnostic assessments with individualized learning paths.

Learning.com Launches Cyberbullying Prevention Campaign for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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With national data reports showing cyberbullying on the rise, especially in public schools, the digital literacy leader has created a cyberbullying prevention toolkit for educators to download and help students and parents do their part in promoting online safety and good digital citizen skills.

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. Mastery-based assessment directly addressed this issue.

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8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables. Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science.

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.

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

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I use D2L and our system eClass to post resources, classroom calendar of events, discussion posts and online assessments. In addition, it would be great if the system would work well with Google Tools (i.e. 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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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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It also supports Google Play educational apps, so students can collaborate, discover, engage and learn, and includes a Wacom EMR stylus that lets students use interactive apps, sketch, take notes, and capture ideas.

The Benefits of a Just-in-Time Flipped Class

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By that, I mean that I am required to provide and follow a syllabus that lines up a course of study and learning objectives for my students and details how and when they will be assessed. In practice, it works this way: my students do readings, online lectures, activities and an assessment outside of class, before class, which forms the outside-of-class system. I use Google Forms to construct this online assessment.

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