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Kickboard: a data driven instructional application for teachers by teachers.

Kickboard: a data driven instructional application for teachers by teachers.
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netTrekker | (us) United States The Test Generator Testmoz is a test generator that sports 4 question types, automatic grading, a really simple interface and detailed reports. Testmoz is free, and does not require you (or your students) to register. You can build a fully functional test in about a minute, so why don't you give it a try and generate a test? And for a mere $20/year, you can unlock some potentially useful features. I lost my quiz URL can you retrieve it for me? No. How do I view the test results or edit my test? Go to your test URL, click the "Admin" tab, and enter your password. I forgot my test's admin password. No. If you paid $20 for an account, you can reset your account password here. Can I upload images to my test? If you pay $20 for a membership, you can. Can I add audio, and video to my questions? If your audio or video file is hosted on a third party website (like YouTube), and it provides HTML embed code, you can click the "Source" button on Testmoz's text editor, and paste in the embed code. How can I print a test? Yes.

Express 8.08 - Learn from the Experts: Arts-Integration Lesson Plans That Work Learn from the Experts Arts-Integration Lesson Plans That Work Willona M. Sloan Are you interested in developing lessons and activities that integrate artistic disciplines across subject areas? Sounds great, right? Edutopia offers a collection of lesson plans designed by educators at the Wiley H. You can also tap into the professional development resources and tips provided by Pat Klos, an arts-integration specialist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland. Artful Thinking, a program developed by Harvard Project Zero and the Traverse City public school system in Michigan, provides a list of activities and lessons designed to teach students how to develop thinking dispositions that support thoughtful learning. The Ed Week article, "A+ Schools Infuse Arts and Other 'Essentials,'" looks at the innovative Oklahoma A+ Schools network, which includes 70 schools. Also, don't miss Edutopia's Arts Integration Pinterest board.

Online Learning Solutions for Health Science | Business | IT — AES Education Classroom Assessment Welcome to Classroom Assessment Classroom assessments can include a wide range of options -- from recording anecdotal notes while observing a student to administering standardized tests. Regardless of the form, effective classroom assessments provide the feedback and motivation that students need to excel. This course is divided into 2 parts, each containing 3 lessons. This course can be used as a "self-study" or it can be used for Continuing Education Units (if your district has a facilitator).

Defined Learning Rubrics from Reading&Writing Project The Project has compiled the following assessment materials, which we use in our professional development services. Please free feel to download, distribute and use most of the assessment materials in your work. However, you will note that the Spelling Assessments require that you log in to your account in order to access these materials. Please send comments or questions to

University of Washington - DMS Laboratory - CCLI Project - Social Instruction Strategies While numerous methods have evolved for fostering social learning, five have been emphasized in the present intervention. These are legitimizing differences to encourage diversity, guided instruction, reciprocal learning, active learning and collaborative learning. All five have proven influence on our five primary goals. The traditional ("lone ranger") style of learning in STEM curricula has transitioned from being undesirable to being unacceptable in the high tech workplace as it has evolved into the highly competitive and globalized environment of the 21st century. The increasing complexity of knowledge makes it impossible for an individual working alone to remain competitive with teams operating on "holistic" and "inter-disciplinary" models that require the use of a team of brains working together. Legitimizing Differences to Encourage Diversity This strategy supports the retention of women and under-represented minorities to graduation and into the STEM workforce.

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Curriki 10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. It’s not as exciting as discussing 3D virtual learning environments, but it might be just as important. If you need to use tests, then you want to reduce the errors that occur from poorly written items. The rules covered here make tests more accurate, so the questions are interpreted as intended and the answer options are clear and without hints. Just in case you’re not familiar with multiple choice terminology, it’s explained in the visual below. Here are the ten rules. Rule #1: Test comprehension and critical thinking, not just recall Multiple choice questions are criticized for testing the superficial recall of knowledge. Rule #2: Use simple sentence structure and precise wording Write test questions in a simple structure that is easy to understand. Rule #3: Place most of the words in the question stem Rule #4: Make all distractors plausible Rule #6: Avoid double negatives

The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction My colleague Katie Hull-Sypnieski is leading a February 1st Education Week Webinar on differentiating instruction, and I would strongly encourage people to participate. Katie’s the best teacher I’ve ever seen…. In addition, Katie and I have co-authored a piece for Education Week Teacher on the topic that will be appearing there soon (it’s appeared: The Five By Five Approach To Differentiation Success), and an upcoming post in my blog there will be talking about it, too (that two part series has also appeared). I also did a second two-part series in Ed Week on differentiation. Also, check out The Best “Fair Isn’t Equal” Visualizations. Given all that, a “The Best…” post was inevitable, and here it is. Here are my choices for The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction: The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” Busting Myths about Differentiated Instruction is by Rick Wormeli. Reconcilable Differences? Deciding to Teach Them All is by Carol Ann Tomlinson.

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