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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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If you can flip a classroom, you can flip a district

If you can flip a classroom, you can flip a district

05/28/2014

Topics: 1:1, Assessment, Flipped learning, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Standards, Technology infrastructure

The term flipped classroom is on the tip of many educators' tongues these days as more K-12 schools and districts embrace this blended form of learning and teaching. In the flipped classroom model, educators deliver their instruction online for students to access outside of class,…

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