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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

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Roddy Roediger is a psychology professor at Washington University in St. Louis and runs the school’s …


Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity

List ten key words from an assigned text.
• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.
• Write a summary of the reading …

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26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments

You teach, which means you need to know what students do and don’t understand.

Which means you need to assess.

You teach in the 21st century, which …


5 Apps That Will Change the Way Students Learn

Despite technology’s onward march, the fundamentals of teaching have remained relatively unchanged. Sure, phones are smarter and software is …


Effective Grading: What’s Making the Grade for Your Students?

Until we implement an effective grading system that reflects student performance on valid and reliable assessments, we aren't truly communicating …

Two Thumbs Up for Sound Assessments

Providing rubrics with clear criterion is a great way to ensure that the learning goals
are aligned …

Whether students are working with formative or …

Slam: Form from a Sheet

Open a Google Sheet

Use Add-ons menu to choose “QuickQuizCreatorDev ver. 2″ and “Create quiz”

Click “Setup Sheet” to add a template sheet

Fill in with …

California Districts File Claim for Additional Funds to Cover State Testing

Four California school districts and one county office of education, with the support of the California School Boards Association, have filed a claim …


Learning Pathways: Descriptive or Prescriptive?

Doug Belshaw A few months ago, in a post entitled Scaffolding Web Literacy Through Learning Pathways, I differentiated between training pathways ("a …


What's the Point of Assessment?

Shira LoewensteinAssessmentFor meaningful, effective assessment, teachers must clarify expectations, differentiate to ensure student success, and …


Preparing Teachers For Deeper Learning

Preparing Teachers For Deeper Learning
Authored by Karen Cator, Carri Schneider, Tom Vander Ark

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Student assessment: Collecting the evidence

“Too many teachers are totally absorbed in the process of teaching, by which is meant the ‘delivery of information,’ and are barely concerned with


Google Docs: Mark As Graded

Tweet When assessing student work done in Google Docs it can be a challenge to know which student documents you have looked at and which ones you …

Tech Trends for 2015 - I wish

It's that time of year when pundits predict the coming educational trends and breakthrough technologies for the next twelve months. All very …


Great Digital Storytelling Tools and Apps for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Read this classic and record your own narration in this interactive digital storybook.

Written and narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, this app includes …

5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development

5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Developmentby Joel ZarrowJust as a teacher has to create conditions that support and encourage student …

Professional Development

6 Things Most Students AREN’T Getting In Schools

It’s 2014. So why is our education system still designed as if it’s 1914? To ensure that today’s learners become tomorrow’s leaders, we need to re-shape our education system away from a one-size-fits- all approach to one that is student-centered.

A Chance to Fail (And Learn From It)

Mistakes are part …


Dr. Justin Tarte on Twitter

Not allowing redo's & retakes for full credit really isn't as 'real-world' as some might think... #edchat #unionrxi

“Not …

Questions for 12-16-14 on Competency Learning Part 2 - Assessment #EdChatMA @DavidHochheiser

Competency Learning Part 2 - Assessment 12/16/14 Q1 Discuss the shift from solely giving summative tests to using assessments formatively. Q2 How can …

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Todd FinleyBack to SchoolThrough alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious …

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Next Gen Assessments

Schools around the world are moving to online assessments for their students that include technology-enhanced, interactive assessment items. Groups …

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Life of an Educator: 10 signs you have a grading problem in your class

1). You create and design assignments and assessments based purely on the number of grades you currently have in your gradebook.

2). When talking …

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Very Helpful Rubric to Help You Integrate Twitter in Your Teaching

December, 2014
A few days ago we shared with you a set of useful tips to help you integrate Twitter in your instruction. Today, we have come across …

Visual Portfolios: The Blending of Analog and Digital

As I mentioned in my most recent post, The Role of an Ed Tech within the Project Planning Cycle of a 1:1 iPad Classroom, my job entails working with …

What else would you buy instead of tests?

In a recent exchange on the AASL Forum...David Loertscher:If there are 50 million students in U.S. schools and $ 2.5 billion is spent on testing,

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Digital Storytelling and Authentic Assessments

Children love telling stories, and these apps will keep them creatively engaged, as well as providing means for assessing and sharing their products.

Digital Storytelling

10 Important Tips for Successful Close Reading ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

December, 2014
Close reading is definitely a "survival skill" particularly in a world drowned in information. Close reading is all about reading …

Mobile Learning

10 Tech Trends That Will Impact (Virtually) Every Teacher

More than 700 tech-savvy educators converged last week to compare notes (both digital and analog) and best practices at the EdTech Teacher iPad Summit in Boston.

These professorial pioneers are typically the teachers and administrators that K-thru-12 schools and districts rely on to determine how …