Assessment

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16 Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom

March 24, 2017<br>Google announced yesterday that Google Classroom is now open for users without G Suite for Education accounts. With this new update …

Google

Google Classroom Speed Grading

Time<p>A teacher's time is so valuable. Technology is intended to aid in the ability to save time. Google Classroom is a tool that can do just that. You …

Education Technology

Literatu

learning with learning analytics and insights<p>Literatu connects K-12 learning with assessment, insights and analytics<p>Literatu makes it simple and …

Analytics

What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick

Fractions are a notoriously tricky part of elementary math education for many children. Too often teachers struggle to ensure students are grasping …

The Brain

The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Alan November

Alan November is a big-name educational consultant who was once a champion of technology in the classroom. But after EdSurge talked to him at ISTE, …

Education

What happens when we shift the focus away from grades and instead to learning? via @mssackstein #edchat #sblchat https://t.co/Ky7DgN1SO3

Google Forms Can Now Automatically Grade Quizzes Without an Add-on

For a long time Flubaroo has been one of my go-to recommendations for easy scoring of quizzes created in Google Forms. Today, Google made it easier …

Google Forms: Do NOT Duplicate Forms - Teacher Tech

Google Forms One Version<p>Having a single version of things is one of the things that make using Google Apps different from the old days of Office. You …

Google

Google Classroom: Opening Multiple Student Documents Quickly - Teacher Tech

I frequently am asked how to open up more than one students work at a time. While there is no “open all” option in Google Classroom, you can quickly …

High School

Student Self-Assessment Practices That Work

« Reconsidering End of Year Grading for Student Mastery | Main | Experience History This Memorial Day Weekend »<p>Understanding how we learn best is one …

Pedagogy

Googlink: Using Google Drawings like a Thinglink

<b>Google Drawings</b> is often overshadowed by the other Google Drive tools such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. However, it is an excellent tool for …

Google Docs

The 4 Stages of Failure

I really enjoy Justin Tarte's twitter feed as there is always a plethora of ideas and thoughts to apply to my practice. This weekend, Justin pushed …

Here comes the charter school sneak attack: This is how a bipartisan education reform bill turns into a disaster for our kids

The Every Student Succeeds Act had wide support, but its real effect will be determined by its interpretation<p>Everyone talks about the “do-nothing Congress” and how Republican obstruction has neutered the federal government. But recently there was one policy area where warring parties in Congress …

Education

Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic

Motivation has a great impact on the learning process. While some people learn more by outside influences, others may achieve more by their personal …

Teaching

Competency Based, Blended Learning Initiative Expands Undergraduate Access

<b>A PATHWAY FORWARD:</b> National Louis University is expanding its pilot of an affordable competency-based, blended-learning program to broaden access to …

Baltimore

How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life

It might have been the banana piano. Or perhaps the bongos, made from lemons that students had plucked from the citrus tree at school. Elizabeth …

Teaching

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

I thought I could read my students' body language. I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned …

5 Ways to Become a ‘Full Stack’ Librarian

In a previous article I proposed that college and university educators and administrators should think of their academic library as an educational …

8 ways this middle school innovates for its students

Some schools are really ditching that “textbook” view of education and finding creative ways to reach their students and meet their needs. I was …

The case for no more zeros in #education: via @rggillespie #edchat #sblchat https://t.co/CYTRLmM14k

Well Said..... By @justintarte #edchat https://t.co/LbLwZXqcUX

The Case For Retakes and How to Manage Them

Does it feel unfair giving the same grade to a student who mastered material the first time versus one who had to retake it? Does a student who …

Pedagogy

5 Reasons to Throw Out Mandatory Lesson Plans - Cooper on Curriculum

While mandatory teacher lesson plans might seem like an idea long retired, I am continuously amazed at how many districts and schools <i>still</i> heavily …

Professional Development

What Do Sixth Graders Say About Learning With Games? It Works

At Quest to Learn, the school applies games to help kids learn more deeply and feel engaged about what they're learning.<br>[[ This is a content summary …

Teaching

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

Harvard education specialist Tony Wagner has been advocating that we reinvent the education system to promote innovation for years. He’s clear that …

Education

New Teachers: Working With Parents

Open Houses and Back to School Night<p>Back-to-School Night 2.0: Supercharge your delivery and find new ways to engage and connect with students’ …

Parenting

Face-to-Face vs. Online Learning: Why Is It Either/Or?

In the film <i>The Intern</i>, a 70-year-old senior citizen named Ben Whittaker (Robert DeNiro), applies for a "senior" internship with a fashion tech …

Learning