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Assessment

Assessment Overhaul: Tools for Rethinking Assessment in the New Year!

January 4, 2017

Explore 4 Different Web Apps for Assessment in This AppEd Review Roundup! Happy New Year and welcome to our first RoundUp of 2017. Over the break, we took a bit of time to recharge our batteries and we are ready to go! For this edition on the RoundUp, our focus is on websites that can […]

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Make Vocabulary Fun With an Easy, Free Make-Your-Own Word Search

December 7, 2016

Word Search and Cross Words add a fun Element of Gamification to Vocabulary or Terminology Assessments While working to redesign a Digital Literacy course here at The College of Westchester, I found myself wanting a fun way to assess information technology terminology. I am not a fan of quizzes for something like this, for numerous […]

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PrepFactory: Making Powerful Test Prep Available to Everyone (it’s Free)

November 28, 2016

Top Notch SAT and ACT Preparation Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg (in fact, it doesn’t have to cost anything!). So admittedly, test prep isn’t quite as fun a topic as some of the other things we like to cover here, but it is a reality our students must face, and one […]

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Echo360 – Learning Tools That Go Well Beyond Lecture Capture

October 5, 2016

This Active Learning Platform Provides a Rich Set of Integrated Tools for Student Learning and Engagement I’ve been aware of Echo360 for years now, but have thought of it as predominantly a Lecture Capture solution. I recently learned that it is a much more robust platform, with rich functionality that can engage students in face-to-face, hybrid, […]

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What Studying App is Used by 1 in 3 High School Students?

September 21, 2016

And How to Keep Improving When You’re Already one of the Most Widely Used Education Apps Around! I knew Quizlet was popular, but when I spoke with Quizlet CEO Matt Glotzbach recently, I was surprised to learn just how widespread its use is. Quizlet has over 20 million monthly users actively studying with their application, […]

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10 Fun Web Apps, Games, for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

June 21, 2016

Engage Students in Critical Thinking Activities With These Great Applications The most important gift that educators can give to students is the ability to think critically. Critical thinking is the ability to take information, then instead of simply memorizing it… Analyzing it Drawing Conclusions Finding Practical Applications Integrating That Information With Other Information Forming Opinions […]

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A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning

June 8, 2016

Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Yesterday we began exploring the white paper, “Re-Balancing Assessment: Placing Formative and Performance Assessment at the Heart of Learning ad Accountability”, published in January 2015 by Stuart Kahl of Measured Progress,  Bryan Goodwin of McREL International, and Peter Hofman. After examining the unimpressive results that decades […]

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Re-Balancing Assessment: Moving Towards More Formative and Performance Based Approaches

June 7, 2016

Part 1 of 2 Suggesting an Improved Approach to Accountability and Testing I recently had an informative discussion with Stuart Kahl, founding principal of Measured Progess. Stuart has been at the forefront of large-scale education assessment for decades. Those who read EmergingEdTech regularly know that we’ve been exploring the importance of assessment as an opportunity to evolve educational […]

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Mastery Learning and Grading: Changing our Approach to Outcomes and Grades

April 19, 2016

Imagine if Education Worked This Way in Most Schools … Back in 2011, I had been blogging about education for a couple of years and found myself thinking that while lots of tech tools showed promise as engaging constructs, and offered something new and exciting, I wasn’t sure that they could really change learning. Then I […]

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Authentic Assessment, Deeper Learning: ePortfolios in Higher Education

April 5, 2016

Catching up on the ePortfolio – Resources That Explore Their Value, & a Brief Look at Some of Today’s Solutions Imagine a higher education environment in which the vast majority of courses require students to learn course objectives by participating in assignments and projects that allow them to be creative, solve problems, and apply the skills […]

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