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Test their knowledge using student-created videos

Test their knowledge using student-created videos

07/17/2015

Topics: Assessment, Standards, Video

Effective teachers continually assess their students’ learning. Although some types of assessments, like standardized tests, are mandated, educators can use many other forms of evaluation to check for understanding.

I like to assess my students in many ways. Following the…

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Is it time to give up on computers in schools?

Is it time to give up on computers in schools?

06/15/2015

Topics: Assessment, Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo

Yes, I know that asking this question in 2015 sounds preposterous, borderline Luddite. Sure, there are many terrific examples of 1:1 programs in K-12 schools across the country (You can even read lots of them at Scholastic Administrator…

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Flip your science classroom!

Flip your science classroom!

05/21/2015

Topics: Assessment, Flipped learning, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

Now that the flipped classroom approach, and its logical next step, flipped learning, have become widely accepted, leaders in the field are examining how to best apply the model to specific subjects.

By definition,…

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Supercharge your classroom with social learning

Supercharge your classroom with social learning

05/18/2015

Topics: Assessment, Digital Citizenship, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning, Standards

It’s never too late to start.
Whether you’re focusing on the final stretch of this school year or already thinking of the next, your classroom will never be the same once you take the leap to social learning. Here are six reasons you should use social tools in the classroom.…

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Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Support learning with technology

Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Support learning with technology

05/13/2015

Topics: Assessment, Project-based learning

ISTE Standards for Coaches 2: Teaching, Learning and Assessments. Technology coaches assist teachers in using technology…

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Polling software just got better

Polling software just got better

03/19/2015

Topics: Assessment

Throughout my years of teaching and integrating technology, one thing has become clear: If a tool is difficult to learn and use — or exhibits " "wonky" " behavior — it will quickly get ushered aside, never to be used again. I have a personal passion for instructional technology, but I don't…

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Chart students' ' growth with digital badges

Chart students' growth with digital badges

02/26/2015

Topics: Assessment, Gamification

Remember turning in your grades at the end of the school year? Did Zack’s B in geometry tell you enough about his mastery of the Pythagorean theorem or the area of a rectangle? What about Laura’s state test scores? Did they fully represent who she was as a critical thinker and creative…

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ISTE Standards for Coaches 2: Model effective tech integration

ISTE Standards for Coaches 2: Model effective tech integration

12/09/2014

Topics: Assessment

ISTE Standards for Coaches 2: Teaching, Learning and Assessments
Technology coaches assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating…

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Make the most of student data

Make the most of student data

07/31/2014

Topics: Assessment, Education leadership, professional learning

When you hear the term data, you might not get very excited. Data has a reputation for being dry, boring and difficult to deal with. All this changes, however, when you consider data's capabilities.

The truth is, of all the amazing technological advancements in recent…

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