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 forever changed my views on being a better teacher. Why Formative Assessment Makes Better Teachers Formative assessment is done as students are learning. Great Video-based Review Activities for End of School Year May 31, 2014 This is the second post in a series of posts designed to help teachers wrap up the school year with engaging tech infused activities. The purpose is to keep students involved in learning until the last bell has rung. What I have for you today is a set of great web tools that you can use with students to create quizzes around videos. Most of these tools support the popular video hosting sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. And though there are minor differences between each tool, the overall process of creating a video quiz is almost similar.
10 Big Ideas for Better Classrooms: Striving to Improve Public Education George: I strongly believe that education is the single most important job that the human race has. Teacher: We're actually out to reform the public school system. Student: You know, we're not stupid. 3 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning Formative assessment is vital to teachers in any classroom environment. Teachers have been formatively assessing students for years, because we must know what our students know in order to help them understand what they do not know. Do you know what I mean?! 10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects “… ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It’s a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending video communication today.” (Stephen Downes)
Assessment Tool – Free Assessment Tools for Teachers Performance assessment is getting increased attention from educational experts across the nation. Teachers should be up to date on the latest assessment tools, and learn to use them effectively to assess student understanding of a given topic. Worksheets are a very important form of performance assessment. JumpStart has an extensive collection of worksheets that teachers can use to ascertain how well students have understood a topic: Grade-Based Worksheets The Need for Assessment Tools
20 video project ideas to engage students Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it. In my classroom, video usually equals instant engagement. Students like to record it — especially because many of them get to use their phones for school purposes. 33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom. He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of student learning and in his words, “what a difference that made.” Formative assessment is ‘easier than you think’ and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier.
6 Best Education Videos to Make for Your Classroom Videos are a great way to bring vibrancy into the classroom! For teachers, a video shares content in a powerful and engaging way. For students, a video encourages interaction with academic material by hand-picking images, video, music and text. Make your own study game W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn Are you looking to make your own study game? At What2Learn you can quickly and easily create an incredibly wide range of interactive learning activities including hangman games, quizzes, interactive word searches, extended writing activities and much more. 8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the useful editing tools that are built into YouTube. The YouTube video editor has some useful features for teachers and students. 1. Create photo slideshows. The YouTube photo slideshow creation tools allow you to specify the length of time that each image is displayed for.
10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds by TeachThought Staff Good assessment is frequent assessment. Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you exactly what a student understands. More commonly, the return will be significantly lower as the wording of questions, the student’s sense of self-efficacy, or other factors diminish their assessment performance.