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Why Formative Assessment is So Important - edWeb

Why Formative Assessment is So Important - edWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
According to Hattie (2009), who did a meta-analysis of hundreds of studies, formative assessment is in the Top 10 of effective teacher practices. So, the question becomes “How and when do I do formative assessments to maximize their effectiveness?”

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Counting Down the Top S'Cool Tools for 2013: #11-20

Counting Down the Top S'Cool Tools for 2013: #11-20 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In the early days of TRL on MTV, top ten music video countdown lists ruled supreme. Everybody likes a list, right? But here at EdSurge, we don’t geek out at music videos; we geek out at edtech tools

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 26, 2013 2:23 PM

EdSurge is releasing their top 20 "S'Cool Tools" for 2013 and this list provides us with the tools from 11 - 20. The range of tools is wide. A quick explanation on some are below with more information in the post as well as links to each of them.

* NewsELA is a website that provides students access to articles written at different lexiles, starting with Grade 3 or 4 and moving through Grade 12. It is free and you can create a classroom account and also assign articles to be read. Some (but not all) of the articles have quizzes attached that ask questions based on Common Core and you will be able to see the results. Questions are different for each reading lexile.

* EdWeb is a professional and social networking that provides a wealth of resources including free webinars. It is a great tool to help improve teaching and learning.

* Timelapse provides you a look at what is happening based on satellite photography taken over the last 30 years.

Click through to the post to explore these tools and seven others...and stay tuned for the release of the top ten!

Zahid Yakoob's curator insight, December 27, 2013 4:05 AM

Counting down from twenty up to the number one most popular edtech tool of 2013.