Karen Cloud

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Four Week "Wait-No-More" Organizing Challenge! Week 1 - Time Management Organization (and a link party)

Welcome to the first week of our Four Week "Wait-No-More" Organizing Challenge! I wish I had some astonishing before and after photos for you, …

15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice

Formative assessment is a process that takes place during the learning experience. When it is done right, the findings immediately inform feedback …

13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan

The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more.<p>Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to <b>integrate technology</b> …

My Flipped Classroom Resources and Tips, from Beginner to Advanced #flipclass #edchat #edtech

I’ve gotten a lot of requests recently for resources on my flipped classroom, best practices, tips & tricks, and advice for getting started. So I …

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Record A Screencast On Your iPhone Without A Mac Or Jailbreak

Recording screencasts on your iPhone isn’t very easy to do unless you’ve got a Mac running Yosemite or you’re willing to shell out $40 (or more) on …

Top 5 EdTech Tips: Schoology

Teachers are having to adjust how we teach and what our classrooms look like in order to reach this technology-driven generation of students. With …

Flipping Assessment: Making Assessment a Learning Experience

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re already aware that flipped instruction has become the latest trend in higher education classrooms. …

Goobric Gets New “Libraries” Feature

Goobric is the New Visions CloudLab’s popular browser-based rubric tool for Google Drive that streamlines the assessment of digital documents. Today …

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Google Classroom - Using RubricTab to Assess Students - Teacher Tech

Previously I created a rubric template that allows you to create a rubric, paste your class roster, and then create a copy of the rubric for each …

5 Tips for a More Meaningful Rubric

<b>Teachers who use rubrics:</b><p>set clear guidelines and expectations from the outset of the school year.<br>• hold students accountable for the work they produce …

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic]

When using Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy (a revised take on Bloom’s devised by educator Andrew Churches), it helps to have a list of verbs to know what …

Formative Assessment Tools for Peer Instruction and Peer Critque of Written Responses

This past year, as my AP Physics 2 cases piloted Chromebooks, we used a couple of formative assessment tools frequently in class. For Peer …

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom

I came across a great blog post the other day – <i>Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think</i> – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven …

Five Formative Assessment Tools Recommended by Teacher Experts - Market Brief

<i>By Swaroop Raju, co-founder of eduCanon</i><p>You just asked a question to your classroom of 30 students. One student raises her hand and gives the correct …

Google Forms: Create a Formative Assessment Quiz - Teacher Tech

This blog post shows the old Google Forms, interface will be slightly different but concepts are still the same. Click Here for information on …

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Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy

<b>Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL)</b> improves the quality of teaching in adult education by focusing on improving writing for Adult Basic …

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Beyond Exit Tickets: 11 Fresh Formative Assessment Strategies

Teachers who are eager to assess the development of critical content knowledge or skills during the learning experience often rely on exit tickets …

Why differentiated instruction fails gifted children

<b>Why is differentiated instruction so controversial?</b><p>In a recent commentary, Jim Delisle highlighted the problems inherent in differentiated …

Opening the Classroom Door for Children with Autism

We can all probably remember how we were taught to swim. Some of us had parents who took us to swimming lessons in a safely constructed pool at the …

Learning Styles Or Learning Preference?

There are fewer buzzwords in the elearning industry that result in a greater division than “learning style”. I know from experience. There have been …

Teaching with Technology Tutorials – Free tools for different learning styles

One of the challenges facing educators – and students – is the way that each individual will have their own style of learning that works be for them. …

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Making Blended Learning Work Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on June 17, 2015<p>In recent years, we have seen more and more Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) evolving their teaching by incorporating …

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Children should advance in school according to skill, not age

In 2010, a fifth-grade student named Jack started the year at the bottom of his class in math at Santa Rita Elementary School in the Los Altos School District in California. He struggled to keep up, and grew to consider himself one of those kids who would just never quite ‘‘get it.’’ In a typical …

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