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What's Wrong With Standardized Testing? ~ John Oliver

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In a sprawling but nuanced examination, comedian John Oliver explained why the U.S. standardized testing system exists and the harms it creates.

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Here Comes the Monkey

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NCTE Fostering High-Quality Formative Assessment - A Policy Research Brief


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ASCD EDge - 6 Practical Formative Assessment Tips

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ASCD EDge - ASCD EDge

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12 Awesome Formative Assessment Examples | Educ...

12 Awesome Formative Assessment Examples | Educ... | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
Formative assessment tools used in the classroom provide critical feedback to teachers, helping them to monitor and modify their instruction methods and lesson plans.

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Formative Assessment: The Right Question at the Right Time

Formative Assessment: The Right Question at the Right Time | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
When it comes to formative assessment, there is a right question at the right time.

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Oakland Literacy Podcast : Writing Portfolios with Richard Koch


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Les Howard's curator insight, July 25, 2014 2:11 PM

Latest Oakland Schools' Podcast on portfolios. Can subscribe in iTunes as well.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/oakland-literacy-podcast/id836350395?mt=2

 

 

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014 | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014 (50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014 http://t.co/AtBfO78lZy #edchat #edtech)...

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Published on Aug 8, 2013

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it.
Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication
How to access Google Drive, including from Google+
Cloud storage:
Left hand bar options
Uploading files or folders from your computer
Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More
Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too
Choosing how to 'sort' the content
Changing from grid to list view
Changing display in settings
Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords
How to add a new folder and add files into it
How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out
'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder
Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder
How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash
Adding colours to a folder
Adding stars
Introduction - sharing a file
How to open a file; or choosing 'open with'
How to preview a file
Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox
Moving a selection of files
Creation:
Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc
Naming the document
Files save automatically
How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive
Collaboration:
Taking comments and changes
Changing the language
How to give access to people
Seeing who has access already
Adding in email address
Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document
Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating
Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public.
Giving access to a team/circle of people
Sharing the link to that group
Deciding whether to send them an email
Individuals icons will appear in upper right

Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app
Communication:
'Share icon' - appearing in several places
Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks
You can just choose 'view'
How to send out via Twitter
How the presentation becomes embedded within the message
The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post
Then 'share'
Sharing images from Drive to Google+
Changing the editing rights
Sending the image into a community
How to 'publish to the web'
How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation
How to 'stop publishing'
The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication 

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:37 AM

A useful video tutorial here, just over 16 minutes long. It runs through the basics of using Google drive and how you can use it to collaborate with others. It also touches on Google Hangout.

 

I use Google Drive with my students as a writing space because I teach English via Skype. It suits our needs perfectly. Students create several folders e.g. some are homework spaces; collaborative areas such as wikis; creative writing pages and as a virtual space that we can jump into during the lesson to work on activities. It works for us. As a teacher I can dip into shared spaces at any time and guide and support learning which is a real advantage.

flea palmer's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a really thorough tutorial and very timely as I'm currently exploring using Google Drive with students. Our dispersed team of Learning Technologists already use it for collaboration but there is not much use as yet by our academics and students. The ability to be able to integrate Drive with Google Hangouts is really powerful and has the potential to be a great tool for supporting Distance Learning.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:02 AM
Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Whiz Times - News Stories & Quizzes for Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: The Whiz Times - News Stories & Quizzes for Kids | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it

"The Whiz Times is a news site designed for kids. The site features a wide array of news stories covering everything from serious stories about things like Edward Snowden seeking asylum in Russia to lighter stories about things like panda bears and kittens. Students and teachers can browse through The Whiz Times by selecting a news category and or an age level."


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Sergei Polovin's curator insight, August 18, 2013 4:08 AM

A useful site. Similar to TweenTribune and Dogo News.

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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful

Mary Mourton's curator insight, March 17, 11:55 AM

Google Drive provides many great options for easy access to administrative tasks on a mobile device. Edgalaxy provides a basic printable guide to using Google Drive on your computer (not the app) as a great starting point with its use.

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Google Docs for Learning

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A regularly updated source of resources dedicated to sharing great ways to use Google Docs for Learning

 

http://bit.ly/RshIKM


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Kamakshi Rajagopal's comment, April 12, 2013 1:09 PM
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Elena Keating's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:12 PM

you have to love it

Jonathan Brown's curator insight, March 2, 2014 5:26 PM

Google Docs within a hybrid delivery model.

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Robotics education to become elementary - Marion Star

Robotics education to become elementary - Marion Star | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
Robotics education to become elementary
Marion Star
Tri-Rivers Career Center technology instructor Ritch Ramey, founder of the RAMTEC VEX Robotics League, said the league plans to help elementary schools get involved.
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Why is technology taking longer to seep into hi...

Why is technology taking longer to seep into hi... | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
Technology integration in all education is necessary. However, elementary education seems to have the most early-adopters of technology and a firmer grasp on the best ways to implement these new ch...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 15, 2013 3:03 AM

Good question! I recommend a Google Apps guru who I know and I have interviewed, Krista Moroder. You can hear her interview at http://bit.ly/XZlubU. ; She runs IT for a district in Washington state, and is in the process of releasing a PD website that trains teachers on Google Apps. Her homepage is: http://www.edtechcoaching.org/. Her article on getting back to focusing on teaching, rather than technology, says what many of us in the IT field already believe http://bit.ly/14k4alK.

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My Favorite Vocabulary Activities

My Favorite Vocabulary Activities | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
That vocabulary is a basis for language learning is a given. When people travel abroad, they take dictionaries and phrase books, not grammar guides. Therefore, every course we teach should have a s...

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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Educational Technology & Mobile Learning - EDUSPIRE

Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Educational Technology & Mobile Learning - EDUSPIRE | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
Mobile devices offer some very unique learning opportunities that are often not tapped. Dr.

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A Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

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A Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

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Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment

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Assessments themselves have been vilified, when, in fact, it’s why assessments are given and how the data is used that is really the issue


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Demystifying Formative Assessment and Grading - BAM! Radio Network

Demystifying Formative Assessment and Grading  - BAM! Radio Network | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
If formative assessment is about calibrating both teaching and learning, should formative assessment be graded?

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be invaluable to educators.

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Shawn Galvin's curator insight, August 1, 2014 9:35 AM

Learned a few things here.

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, August 1, 2014 10:40 AM

Tha nks!  Always  looking for this kind of advice!

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:08 PM

Nice general overview of functions within Google Docs that can be helpful for teachers.

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5 Great under 6 minutes TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great under 6 minutes TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it

It's being a month now since the last list I shared with you here in this blog featuring a set of important TED Talks to watch this summer. Today, I am adding more talks from TED but this time the clips are only six minutes or less long. As short as they are, these talks are a great source of inspiration for all teachers and embed such an enlightening insight that your professional growth will definitely benefit from them. Have a look and let us know what you think of them. enjoy.


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Jane Logan's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:53 AM

Have not watched all talks yet but definitely worth a look. TEDtalks usually deliver!

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30 Simple Ways To Connect With Students - Edudemic

30 Simple Ways To Connect With Students - Edudemic | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
The school year is about to start up again, so it's time to figure out some simple but effective ways to connect with students.

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30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
The concept of teaching creativity has been around for quite some time. Below are 30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom:

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81 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms with Their Students

81 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms with Their Students | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it

Google Apps is one of the powerful digital toolkit for teachers. It is packed with all kinds of apps you can use both in your teaching and for your professional growth . Think about services such as Gmail, Google Docs, Presentations, Forms, Google Calendar, Google Education, and the list goes on and on


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Is a four-day school week the answer in improving education ...

Is a four-day school week the answer in improving education ... | 21st Century Ed | Scoop.it
Some education experts advocate year-round schools. Others say we need longer school days. Some schools have even added Saturday classes. But a growing number of school districts across the country, including around ...
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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.