There are a variety of ways to do formative assessment in class and this post features some interesting examples of formative assessment techniques. You can also draw on technology to formatively assess your students and gather feedback from them. Here are some of the best web tools to use for in-class formative assessment, for more tools you can check this page.
It is important to consider utilizing sources from outside the U.S. while conducting research. It allows you to see how your topic is trending throughout the world and may offer a unique perspective that hasn't been offered through your other sources.
Students expect technology to be embedded in their learning process. Yet understanding what technology integration is and recognizing what it actually looks like are two different things. To truly prepare kids for success in a digital world, educators need a common language for sharing ideas and best practices.
That's what makes the ISTE Standards, developed by ed tech experts and adopted worldwide, so powerful. They provide a shared vision for digital age learning around which educators everywhere can rally.
Daily lesson plans for your classroom
Parents and teachers can take 10 minutes every day with kids to explore the web through a big, beautiful image of the day. Our Bing in the Classroom lesson plans promote digital literacy and critical thinking in fun, short activities that align with the common core and are written by teachers we know and love.
by Marija Petreska Expert Educator Columnist, Macedonia Another Sway feature I simply adore alongside with Swaying tweets is Swaying YouTube videos. And I devote this blog post on tips and ideas how to mix some video lessons and sway them.
"Creating professional timelines and Gantt charts has never been easier. Seamless integration into PowerPoint and a powerful yet simple Timeline Creator Wizard means you can start creating great looking Gantt charts and timelines in minutes."
A discussion of the rapidly changing world of technology and the great potential it has to transform how teachers teach and students learn.
"In today's post, I am sharing with you this wonderful Google Forms cheat sheet created by Shake Up Learning. This document is particularly useful for beginner users. It provides a lot of tips on how to do a wide variety of task on Forms including how to create a form, change and customize the theme of your forms, add collaborators, and many more"
Website by 12 year old scientist Sylvia full of blog posts and video episodes on all things "Maker". Check it out!
"Welcome to the OneNote for Teachers Series
With Microsoft OneNote, educators can create digital notebooks that support academic standards and outcomes across disciplines. Students may use OneNote across content areas and grade levels. OneNote also supports research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling, and other academic requirements."
"Digital Bytes teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Teens learn from the experiences of their peers then create collaborative projects that voice their ideas for making smart, safe choices online."
"Welcome to Wikipedia for Schools! This selection of articles from Wikipedia matches the UK National Curriculum and can be used by school children around the world. 6000 articles, 26 million words and 50,000 images make Wikipedia for Schools bigger than Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia put together!
Wikipedia is great, but it wasn’t designed with the National Curriculum in mind. And because anyone can edit it, articles sometimes get vandalised. That’s why we’ve put together this special collection to make learning as easy and safe as it can be. Here at SOS Children, we’ve checked all the articles, tidied them up a bit, and put them together by school subject.
SOS Children ( www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk) is a charity which works around the world to help children in need. As well as Wikipedia articles, we’ve collected pages from the SOS Children website, so you can learn more about the work we do in 125 countries around the world.
We would like to say thank you to the Wikimedia Foundation, the people who made the Wikipedia site. We would also like to thank the many people who have come together over the years to make Wikipedia what it is today."
"On October 29, 2014 the Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a webinar in its Project 24 leadership series. Project 24 is a systemic planning framework around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of college and career readiness for all students. This webinar focused on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1998 to protect the online privacy of children.
More than fifteen years later, as digital learning constitutes a critical component of education both in and out of school, COPPA has become yet another hurdle between teachers and connecting students to digital learning opportunities. The webinar explored what educators need to know about this law, and how they and school administrators can successfully navigate COPPA to ensure that students are afforded the full benefits of online and blended learning opportunities. It showed how teachers can provide consent for students to register for online websites. It explored whether or not students who are under thirteen years old can even use Web 2.0 resources without running afoul of the law. And it dealt with how school districts assume the duty of COPPA compliance.
During the webinar, Mark Cheramie Walz gave educators straight-forward answers on how to comply with COPPA without sacrificing the potential that digital learning and online resources afford. Tom Murray from the Alliance moderated the discussion. Mr. Cheramie Walz and Mr. Murray also addressed questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country."