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Infographic outlines how the role of teachers is changing amid broader shifts to personalized, blended, and deeper learning.


Performance-Based Assessment in Action

Close your eyes and imagine an innovative school, a next-generation school that excels at preparing students to thrive in college and career.The post …


The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

Dr. Reshan RichardsFormative AssessmentTo assess your students' ongoing awareness of what and how they're learning, consider using cameras, …

Mobile Technology

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 21 - 24, 2015

The testing resistance continues to expand rapidly across the U.S. with assessment reform news updates from two dozen states in just the past four …


This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

The Independent Project/ image from Charles Tsai’s movieWhen Sam Levin was a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, …


HOPS teaches gifted students real life skills

Infighting accomplishes nothing, except cause more dissension, according to Matthew Roth.

Life Skills

Jessica Rikard on Twitter

This is so true! #teachertweet #EDchat

Teachers and Students using eduCanon

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

Dr. Richard CurwinFormative AssessmentI recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional …

Formative Assessment

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

GettyIf it’s true, in Sir Ken Robinson’s words, that “Creativity is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity,” then it’s that much more imperative …

Science Education

HapYak Interactive Video

Interactive Video

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

iStockBy Samara Freemark, American RadioWorks
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 …

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

Download the full paper
Download the executive summary …

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