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.

Learn about the revolutionary Pearson Tell Online Assessment | @Pearson

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Sue Ann Towle to discuss the new Pearson Tell, a brand new interactive assessment experience for English Language Learners. . As Director of Channel Management for Pearson, Towle is responsible for securing, fostering, and expanding relationships with product channel partners based on geography, focus, or market for nine Pearson assessment products.

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5 Benefits of Video Interviews in hiring process you didn’t know about!

Think Exam

“Over 40% percent of recruiters have started to use some form of video proctoring in their recruitment process.” The post 5 Benefits of Video Interviews in hiring process you didn’t know about!

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Learn about the revolutionary Pearson Tell Online Assessment | @Pearson

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Sue Ann Towle to discuss the new Pearson Tell, a brand new interactive assessment experience for English Language Learners. . As Director of Channel Management for Pearson, Towle is responsible for securing, fostering, and expanding relationships with product channel partners based on geography, focus, or market for nine Pearson assessment products.

More on OpenEd's Free Online Assessment Tools: How-to Videos

The 21st Century Principal

OpenEd recently released its Free Assessment tool. OpenEd''s assessment tool not only provides the question types required by the Common Core curriculum, but it also has some unique capabilities as well, such as suggesting videos to students who miss specific questions. It also suggests questions to teachers to add to their Common Core assessments. OpenEd offers educators the largest K-12 resource catalog online today.

Think Exam introduces new feature to add “video link” in “solution report”

Think Exam

Think Exam is a leading online assessment platform by Ginger Webs that has been specifically designed to simplify the assessment cycle. Its vast functionalities are created to serve various user needs and are regularly updated in accordance with the ever changing trend in online assessment technology. The post Think Exam introduces new feature to add “video link” in “solution report” appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

Top Education Technology Trends in 2020!

Think Exam

All the education technology trends mentioned in this blog have proven to be highly useful (especially online exam software) in comparison to the conventional academic system; hence it should be continued even if things go back to normal.

19 Pencils: Save your favorite online content!

Kleinspiration

19 Pencils set out to simplify and improve access to online content in the classroom and at home. What started out as a way for teachers to list their favorite educational websites quickly and easily has turned into an educational ecosystem that combines search, social bookmarking, online assessments, internet monitoring, and social media engagement. 19Pencils Tutorial from 19 Pencils on Vimeo 19Pencils is the easiest way for teachers to discover, share and manage web?based

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.

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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.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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

Edsurge

Over the last several years, we've published a K-12 principals’ assessment report, in which administrators give feedback on the biggest challenges they face in their schools. The popularity of online learning tools, web-based rich content such as video, interactive digital textbooks, e-books, online assessment and the increasing dependence on the internet for student and teacher learning is growing rapidly. Watch a video.

Flocabulary

Technology Tidbits

The way this works is through innovative animated videos (or as Flocabulary puts it "Educational Hip-Hop"), that helps students learn through visual and auditory means. Also, Flocabulary has over 700 videos, interactive activities, and online assessments. For example, the lyrics of each song are displayed below the video and are interactive filled w/ words that are hot-linked to explore in more detail. assessing Video Web 2.0

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

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.

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

Neo LMS

And they can actually do so much more: all faculty members can use them to create and deliver online lessons. What’s more, even the most dull online course can be made more engaging for students if gamification techniques are implemented during their design phase.

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Flocabulary

Technology Tidbits

The way this works is through innovative animated videos (or as Flocabulary puts it "Educational Hip-Hop"), that helps students learn through visual and auditory means. Also, Flocabulary has over 700 videos, interactive activities, and online assessments. For example, the lyrics of each song are displayed below the video and are interactive filled w/ words that are hot-linked to explore in more detail. Digital video tutorials Web 2.0

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. check out the add-on gallery For this post I wanted to share a video demo on using autoCrat to create Docs from a Google Form submission. Add-ons Chromebook Google Apps for Education Google Drive Internet My Training Videos Script

Former Blackboard CEO Raises $16M to Bring LMS Features to Zoom Classrooms

Edsurge

Since March, when the global pandemic accelerated, the stock price of the publicly traded online video company has increased five-fold, to over $500 per share, by Wednesday’s close. Its product is called “Class for Zoom,” and what it’s building is pretty much that—a suite of tools that let instructors take attendance, distribute and grade assignments, and deliver online assessments through Zoom.

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. Now educators can use the technology-enhanced assessments and real-time data of Edulastic seamlessly with their Google Apps for Education. “We About Edulastic: Edulastic is a next-generation online assessment platform that allows K-12 teachers to track students’ progress toward college and career readiness Standards.

Teaching AP Students Remotely: What Does It Look Like?

EdTechTeacher

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. The channel features daily videos of a variety of AP clusters such as: the Arts, English, History and Social Science, Math and Computer Science, Science, World Languages and Cultures. A guest post by Dr. Courtney Pepe.

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. 2. Videos and Tutorials. It is only natural that this cutting-edge technology can create videos, infographics, and slideshows for learning purposes. 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.

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. 10 Tools for Assessment for Google Apps on the iPad. Google Classroom: Using the Rubric Tab to Assess Students. Videos. Just click on the list and pick the video you need. Assessment Education How to Guides.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

Ask a Tech Teacher

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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How to ensure quality in your online classrooms.

Linways Technologies

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. Following the stream to help teachers adapt to online education, this time we are going to discuss about ensuring quality in online teaching-learning.

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

Educational Technology Guy

You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit. Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc. 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.

4 Questions about the flipped classroom teachers must answer

Neo LMS

It requires a giant leap into digital online tools that many do not feel well-prepared for. Despite there being a smorgasbord of tools, platforms and apps designed specifically to house, manage and direct online educational content, the process of initiating a flipped classroom model remains, for many, an enigma not worth trying. Many teachers like to take this step by using online videos, recorded via YouTube’s facility combined with narrated PowerPoint presentations.

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

5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

Edsurge

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.

4 important questions teachers in the flipped classroom must answer

Neo LMS

It requires a giant leap into digital online tools that many do not feel well-prepared for. Despite there being a smorgasbord of tools, platforms and apps designed specifically to house, manage and direct online educational content, the process of initiating a flipped classroom model remains, for many, an enigma not worth trying. Many teachers like to take this step by using online videos, recorded via YouTube’s facility combined with narrated PowerPoint presentations.

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

Edsurge

The program promises 100 hours of online training and 100 hours of in-person training for 16 weeks. As part of qualifying for the program, Hill and other students pass one-hour online assessments, a video interview, in-person group interview and background and reference checks. Taylor Hill devised a plan to better her life.

Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

eSchool News

Counties across the state have worked to increase their broadband capacity as online assessments, video resources, and mobile devices have become more prevalent in schools. All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. All 173 districts in Kentucky will have access to high-speed, fiber-based connectivity of more than 480 Megabits per second thanks to a partnership between the state department of education and AT&T.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

edWeb.net

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. And each of the rectangles can contain different media, such as videos, text, or drawings.

edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is delighted to announce a partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) to support superintendents and school district leaders with an online community and series of edWebinars hosted on edWeb.net. A video recording and podcast are available here.

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?

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

While there’s a strong focus on preparing students for the future of work, both in terms of the variety of jobs and how those jobs are continuing to change, educational networks also need to provide ongoing support for day-to-day tasks such as personalized learning, enabling students to take online assessments, and helping administrators efficiently accomplish their tasks in an accurate and secure way. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.