The key to rigorous online assessments

The Christensen Institute

Although online-learning software can be a powerful enabler of personalized learning, many educators struggle with what they see as learning software’s limited ability to provide rigorous assessment and feedback. Currently, teacher-created assessments are by far the most common instruments for measuring students’ learning and providing feedback on a day-to-day basis. Recognizing the cost of human-graded assessment.

7 Tips to choose the perfect Online Exam Software

Think Exam

These days one can find various types of online exam software available in the market that are specified to its application in education, corporates (recruitment), employee engagement and employee training.

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


The program promises 100 hours of online training and 100 hours of in-person training for 16 weeks. The nonprofit wing trains cohort members to become database administrators for customer relationship management tools by software provider Salesforce.

The hidden cost of an achievement-oriented curriculum

Dangerously Irrelevant

Rainesford Stauffer said: As children, we’re trained to avoid failure, not learn from it. Why meaningful math problems are defined out of online assessments. It’s presented as a sign of inadequacy, even worthlessness.

Getting More Out of Google Forms with autoCrat

Hansen's Link to Tech

Most users utilize Google Forms for tasks such as surveys, data collection, assessments, contact forms, etc. Flubaroo - easy way to grade assessments Doctopus - creates shared folders and creates files to share with your students.

8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a result, AI helps create smart educational content that’s being used in both classrooms and online courses. We’ve long struggled with ways to motivate students and keep them engaged during classroom lectures and online courses. Let’s take online assessment tests as an example.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

Ask a Tech Teacher

I polled my PLN to find specific tech areas students needed help with in preparing for the Assessments. Pay attention to these and your students will be much more prepared for this Spring’s Common Core assessments: Keyboarding. Use online dictionaries, thesauruses.

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Assessment Education How to Guides.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

In the CCSD Franchise schools, educators administer formative assessments using software to gauge students’ progress and adjust learning groups. Navigator’s teachers developed a set of common formative assessments through an online assessment platform that provides teachers data to target struggling students. All of these schools realized that the best way to grow excellent educators was to train them internally.

OPINION: How do you measure social and emotional learning?

The Hechinger Report

. In the education world, it is often said that what gets assessed gets addressed. But the field has lacked an organized method of identifying, choosing and using the best assessments to measure students’ competencies. Related: The limits of online assessments.

How to create beautiful online courses: layout


After clarifying a few things regarding colors (how to choose a great color theme and how to get the right color codes) and fonts (how to identify and marry them), it’s time for the third and last part of this series on how to create beautiful online courses.

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Blended learning’s unfulfilled promise: Saving teachers time

The Christensen Institute

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. These time demands should also decrease as blended learning scales beyond pilot classrooms and piloting teachers are able to train their colleagues on the best practices they had to figure out through trial and error. Online student learning data can be hard to access and interpret.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

A study released last year by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that nearly half of the nation’s teacher training programs failed to insure that their candidates were STEM-capable. Blend keyboarding training into your lesson plans.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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.

Personalized Learning: A New Take on an Old Concept

Leadership Lounge

Further inspired, I then explored some teacher training programs. • Employing competency-based online assessments that determine students’ achievement and readiness for advancement, based on their personal growth and mastery of particular standards.

How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want


Real world problems are exciting to solve but devilishly hard to assess, especially when there are many students involved. What’s made the work possible, Schneider says, is a special combination of online learning tools that is helping NAIT educate students so they are prepared for the complexities and responsibilities of real world situations from the day they graduate. EdSurge: Why is it increasingly important to offer students the opportunity to learn online?

How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. The state’s official response was to create a new program, called Virtual Arkansas , to manage its online courses and work with districts to find students who want to take them.



Because they have a stake in ensuring that students graduate digitally literate, they may be willing to partner in funding, device donation, connectivity sharing, or training. In making its transition to online assessment, Delaware used this strategy. WHO IS IN THE MONEY?

Gwinnett County Public Library Introduces Learning alive™ Kits for Early Readers


Library staff will be installing the learning kits this summer and will receive training on how best to use the reading and math supplemental curricula within their programs.

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


I use D2L and our system eClass to post resources, classroom calendar of events, discussion posts and online assessments. however, without proper training or creating an opportunity to play and build within the sandbox feature, it can become overwhelming to novice tech users and even those that are somewhat comfortable. This week in S’Cool Tools, we share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words. .

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States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. New Jersey and Michigan developed individual state tech readiness tools in preparation for (online) assessment,” she said.

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. There are a variety of reasons for this: language barriers, lack of Internet access, incompatible devices, lack of training. The Fake Online University Sting.

Q&A: How Data Can Make You A Better Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

They engage other students and professors in online forums; they autonomously seek and use personalized learning applications; and they leverage textbook supplements all in service of getting an edge, and trying to make the grade. I teach both online and f2f classes.

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Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

Few corporate brand names in education are as recognizable, and as polarizing, as Pearson, the giant education provider whose reach extends to virtual schools, testing, language training and an array of other areas. We would say that an assessment should be only one measure of progress.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

’” 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.”



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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Edsurge reports that Smartly has launched its free, online MBA program. ” From the blog : “ Nashville Software School (NSS) is proud to announce that our full-time Web Developer Bootcamp has been approved by the Tennessee State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training. Pluralsight has acquired Train Simple , a provider of Adobe software training. Presidential Campaign Politics.