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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can better adjust their teaching to meet the kids right at their level. These digital formative assessment tools can help you do the job.
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Note: Some are free while others are paid subscriptions.

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Educational Technology Guy: Google Tips - 78, and counting, Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google

Educational Technology Guy: Google Tips - 78, and counting, Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Google has a great resource, Google Tips, that provides quick, easy tips for using Google Products.

It is setup in a card format, using simple, easy terms (not tech-speak). You can view all the cards or sort by Category, such as Do More, Save Time, Have Fun, or by Product (Android, Chrome, Gmail, Drive) etc.

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Communicate Quickly with Voxer - Instructional Tech Talk

Communicate Quickly with Voxer - Instructional Tech Talk | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Voxer, an iOS and Andriod app, has recently become the latest and greatest way to quickly communicate with others via voice, text, and pictures. Regarded for its ability to work as a ‘walkie-talkie’ by recording your voice and letting others attached to the conversation play either in real time or after it has been recorded, Voxer […
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How to Change the YouTube Upload Default to Private or Unlisted - Instructional Tech Talk

How to Change the YouTube Upload Default to Private or Unlisted - Instructional Tech Talk | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
YouTube is a great tool that many use with students to enable creativity, creation, and innovative ways to exhibit learning. Many students have video creation tools in their pockets (smartphones and tablets) and can easily create, but actually sharing these videos can be a little more difficult. Teachers have turned to using a class YouTube […
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ePortfolios without tears using Evernote | GoogleAppsAction.com

ePortfolios without tears using Evernote | GoogleAppsAction.com | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it

One of my other favourite bits of software is Evernote. Have you ever seen the movie “MyBig Fat Greek Wedding”? If you have, you might remember the Dad used Windex as a cure-all, even healing a pimple on the groom’s face on his wedding day.

 

Well, Evernote is a bit like the Greek Dad’s Windex. It’s such a blank slate of an app that it can be used for so many purposes. Of course, like any software, Evernote does have its limitations. At the same time, its simplicity and flexibility opens up so many possibilities.

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14 - Kahoot: An Interactive Assessment Tool - Instructional Tech Talk

14 - Kahoot: An Interactive Assessment Tool - Instructional Tech Talk | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The assessment tool/game Kahoot is shared on this episode. Special guest, Rachelle Wooten, shares how she has used Kahoot with students and staff
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Sway: A PowerPoint Alternative - Using Technology Better

Sway: A PowerPoint Alternative - Using Technology Better | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft Sway is a great alternative to PowerPoint. Your students can use Sway to present ideas, synthesise their thoughts and more.
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5 Free Digital Tools for Exit Tickets

5 Free Digital Tools for Exit Tickets | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Exit tickets are important for reflecting on learning and provide valuable information about student achievement.


They can be as simple as:

"I used to think ... But now I think."3 things your learned, 2 things you found interesting, 1 question you still haveOne-sentence summary of notes.  These exit tickets, and others, can be completed on paper or tools like the following five. 
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5 Web Tools for Giving Students Narrative Feedback - Brilliant or Insane

5 Web Tools for Giving Students Narrative Feedback - Brilliant or Insane | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Make assessment interactive with these 5 web tools for narrative feedback
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Here Is A Good Way to Grade and Annotate Google Drive Files

Here Is A Good Way to Grade and Annotate Google Drive Files | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Looking for a good tool to help you annotate files on Google Drive? Challkup is the answer. Chalkup is a great web tool that allows teachers to create classes and share different study materials on a message board that students can access in real-time. Chalkup lets you post discussion prompts, add comments to discussions, distribute announcements and assignments and view files.

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Not Just Another Notes App: Why You Should Use Google Keep

Not Just Another Notes App: Why You Should Use Google Keep | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When Google Keep launched, it never got the fanfare it deserved. The people that did review it compared it to all the wrong apps, like Evernote or Microsoft OneNote. That's a shame, because a surprisingly good note taking app went under the radar, underrated for coming up short against contenders it wasn't designed to face. It's about time to give Google Keep a fair shake, see where it shines, and how it fits in with the competition.
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edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.

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Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 12:04 PM

Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects. 


Libraries become hives of invention when you promote a maker culture.

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Metaflop Lets You Create and Customize Your Own Fonts for Free

Metaflop Lets You Create and Customize Your Own Fonts for Free | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you're looking for the perfect font, but can't seem to find it, you might be able to make it. Metaflop Modulator makes it easy to create custom fonts simply by adjusting some sliders.
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Two Useful Google Drive Tools for Teachers

Two Useful Google Drive Tools for Teachers | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Below are two excellent Google Drive add-ons to use with your Google Docs. The first one in the list is an application that enables users to generate tag clouds from documents that have over 50 words. The second add-on provides users with a super easy way to integrate images from the popular OpenClipart right into a Google doc. The app's gallery has over 50.000 pictures to choose from.
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Educational Technology Guy: Tips to Using Google Keep in Education

Educational Technology Guy: Tips to Using Google Keep in Education | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Google Keep, Google's easy to use note taking app, is a great resource for students and teachers. Here are some of the features:

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Teacher’s Guide to Google Drive in the Classroom

Teacher’s Guide to Google Drive in the Classroom | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Learn all about using Google Drive in the classroom for sharing assignments and grading.
How do you annotate on Google Drive files?

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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Evernote (Great Tutorials)

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Evernote (Great Tutorials) | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Evernote is definitely a great utility to have in your EdTech toolkit. Evernote combines a bastion of  powerful features all in one single platform: you can use it to create notes, add reminders to your notes, separate your notes into notebooks, clip web articles, snap photos to add to your notes and many other interesting features.

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4 Google Drive Tools Teachers Should Have

4 Google Drive Tools Teachers Should Have | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it

In today's post we are sharing with you four important Chrome apps to enhance your  productivity on Google Drive. We have already reviewed each of these apps in separate posts in the past and we thought it would be practical to aggregate them in a single page for anyone to instantly access and use. Some of the things you will be able to do with these apps include: the ability to save web content and screenshots right into your Drive, a quicker way to access and create all types of files on Drive, view and edit Microsoft files on Drive, and the ability to sync and manage all your files in the cloud directly from your Google Drive page.

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5 Tech Tools to Improve Classroom Collaboration

5 Tech Tools to Improve Classroom Collaboration | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The benefits of collaborative learning are many and powerful. Facilitating this collaboration has never been easier than it is now, with tech tools. Facilitating this collaboration has never been easier than it is now, with hundreds of tools at every teacher’s fingertips. These five tech tools will help you encourage group learning in and out of the classroom. 

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OpenEd Is Another Site That Lets You Create Virtual Classrooms For Your Classes

OpenEd Is Another Site That Lets You Create Virtual Classrooms For Your Classes | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
OpenEd has a large number of lesson plans and resources connected to Common Core Standards, and lets you create a virtual classroom -- for free -- and make student assignments. I found their proces...
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Give Students a Voice with Movenote - Brilliant or Insane

Give Students a Voice with Movenote - Brilliant or Insane | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Movenote is a powerful presentation tool that will give a voice to even your most quiet students. Movenote is powerful, easy-to-use education technology.
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Using Google Classroom | Professional Development | Lesson Planet

Using Google Classroom | Professional Development | Lesson Planet | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Get down to business with Google Classroom. Going step by step, you'll set up your first class, learn to assign and assess student work, and more.
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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit - Guest Post from Reshan Richards - EdTechTeacher

Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit - Guest Post from Reshan Richards - EdTechTeacher | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Dr. Reshan Richards: "Each of these approaches allows teachers and learner to capture and create moments of learning, excerpts of understanding, and reflections of experience. Let’s pretend to be one of my 5th-grade math students from last year participating in an activity about tessellating patterns. The activity was to figure out what individual shapes, when arranged in a flat pattern with touching sides, formed a closed tesselating patter (a regular tessellation). This activity involved using physical manipulative objects (pattern blocks), a piece of paper to document findings (journal workbook page), and NCTM Illumination’s Tessellation Creator website as resources for engaging in the experience of exploring regular tessellation. Here’s how the QFAT could be applied to this activity with an iPad."


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This tool has implications not only in the K-12 educational setting, but also in higher ed. It has the potential to support portfolio creation and on project based learning.

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I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing | BHS Ed Tech | Scoop.it
For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores of people couldn't live without it. I tried it multiple times, and never saw the appeal until now. Here's what I was missing.
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