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26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments

26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

You teach, which means you need to know what students do and don’t understand.

Which means you need to assess.

You teach in the 21st century, which means you use the internet and digital tools to plan, share, and curate learning.

Which means online assessments could be a boon to your teaching, whether for blended learning, a flipped classroom, eLearning, to better communicate learning progress to parents, or for students to track their own mastery.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Alfredo Corell
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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, January 23, 7:29 PM

Herramientas para la evaluacion  en enseñanza online

Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 25, 2:55 PM

Listly para compartir recursos de evaluación para el profesorado.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 2, 12:08 AM

I will definitely have some feedback after reviewing these tools to create online assessments. Creating assessments is an important first step because you don't give the prescription on how to fix a business before you've figured out what the problem are-that's why you begin with the assessments- they become your base starting point of reference. This article has tools to help you create those online assessments.Let me know which are your favorite tools. 

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Assessing Assessment: Five Keys to Success | Faculty Focus

Assessing Assessment: Five Keys to Success | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There are those in the academic community who dread hearing and reading about assessment. But aside from the mandatory reporting required by credentialing and accreditation agencies, how can faculty members be sure that all of the assessment activities they are required to report actually produce change and are not just more paperwork?


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Assessing Learning in Australian Universities: Five practical guide

Assessing Learning in Australian Universities: Five practical guide | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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• on-line assessment • 34 strategies • where to start?

• assessing large classes • 5 assessment challenges • resources

• minimising plagiarism • 36 strategies • advice on detection software

• assessing group work • common issues and concerns


• assessing students unfamiliar with assessment practices in Australian higher education • advice for students unfamiliar with assessment practices in Australian higher education

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 28, 2013 4:25 PM

There is a need to build greater understanding  and more formal links between schools and universities. Not easy but this resource a step in building understanding.

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New computerized assessment will represent one of the largest technological shifts in K-12 education

New computerized assessment will represent one of the largest technological shifts in K-12 education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"This is a very different type of test," said Leslie Arnold, the Clark County School District's director of research, data and assessment. Preparing for the new test "is a big task for a district our size."


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Accurate and automated assessment can greatly improve instruction. This is especially true when teachers have easy access to results, and when results are considered formative information. 


It' is important to note that these are Common Core driven tests that the kids take directly on the computer.  As a long time Nevada teacher (retired), I'm always interested in what the Silver State is up to! 

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Blubbr - Create Interactive Quizzes Using YouTube Clips

Blubbr - Create Interactive Quizzes Using YouTube Clips | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Using Blubbr you can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips. Your quizzes can be about anything of your choosing. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then answer a multiple choice question about the clip. Viewers know right away if they chose the correct answer or not.


Via Anne Whaits
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Quizzes embedded in YouTube video... what a great idea!  I've found that most students don't really get the point when viewing a video. A brief quiz style check for undestanding could be a great way to improve comprehension. 

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Dee KC's curator insight, February 9, 2013 5:49 PM

That solves the problem of 20 minutes tomorrow between put the yourk shire in and the veg on.

Marina Cousins's curator insight, March 26, 2:31 AM

Very interesting.  Something else to look at.

Suzy Romanelli's curator insight, April 9, 11:52 AM

This is a great tool. I could see many uses in business.  It is interactive,  so will keep learners motivated.  On the SAMR model it will fall in the category of Augmentation, useful for show and tell and then confirmation of learning (behaviourism).

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Test and Assess – be a curator!

Test and Assess – be a curator! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A key component to this process, which is tied directly into active assessment strategies, is synthesizing or making sense of the information gathered. Sense making can be writing a blog post using the links (like this post) or summarizing the key points in a presentation. Gathering and collecting specific content points is the beginning, and creating the theme is where an individual demonstrates their analysis and evaluation of the content included in a post or presentation shared. Kanter wrote, “Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation.”   
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This article will help you understand how curating relates to both Bloom's taxonomy and the Engagement Pyramid proposed by Charlene Li and Jeremiah Owyang.


For those who must plan to standards, this article will give you great theoretical backing for teaching and using curation in your classroom. 


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Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, December 27, 2012 5:19 PM

I agree. Education used to be about finding the information. With potential access to everything now, the focus should be on making sense of it and finding connections, drawing correlations and making conclusions - to become thinkers.

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Content Mastery and Problem Solving Skills

Content Mastery and Problem Solving Skills | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Most of the specific questions were on quizzes. This is because in my AP and gen. physics classes I give all quizzes on Canvas. I have quiz banks set up, from which Canvas pulls random problems, and the students do their best to answer them. Most of these questions came after I said that I gave the students multiple attempts on the quizzes (up to 5, at their own pace in AP, and as many as needed by conference in gen. physics).

One question went something like this, “Well, how do they take the quizzes? In class or at home?” I could tell right away that the concept of multiple attempts was throwing the teacher.
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I'm no fan of high stakes quizzes/tests.  Instead I prefer the method advocated in this blog piece:  unlimited attempts.  


For me a quiz is a highly motivating opportunity for some guided review.  In an online environment where test security is always an issue, unlimited attempts removes the pressure.

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Putting the Value in Teacher Evaluation

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Can effective teacher evaluation improve education?  A nation wide look at how teachers are experiencing new evaluation methods. 

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Assessing and Facilitating Collaborative and Team-Based Learning

Assessing and Facilitating Collaborative and Team-Based Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Assessing and Facilitating Collaborative and Team-Based Learning

This newsletter focuses on strategies for assessing, developing and managing successful team-based learning experiences.

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20 Time-Saving Grading Apps That Teachers Love - Best Colleges Online

20 Time-Saving Grading Apps That Teachers Love - Best Colleges Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Grading can be a daunting task, but these apps can save teachers a lot of time.
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JumpRope: Standards Based Grading

JumpRope: Standards Based Grading | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Coordinating Student Achievement
JumpRope produces helpful gradebooks and systems that allow teachers, administrators and networks to implement standards-based grading in every classroom. MORE+


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Adventures in Assessment | Ideas and Thoughts

Adventures in Assessment | Ideas and Thoughts | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Dean Shareski


I've been tinkering with assessment for the past several years. My role at the district had me knee deep in shifting the notion of Assessment and Evaluation from primarily assessment OF learning to assessment FOR learning. Simply put, a stronger focus on formative and less on summative. That's the simplistic summary but it included moving much of the control over to the student. It certainly wasn't perfect, not always embraced, and challenging to implement. However, at its core, the idea of empowering students to assess their own work is a goal I've been moving towards in my own teaching practices at the University of Regina.

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Tips For Writing Matching Format Test Items: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning

Tips For Writing Matching Format Test Items: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"When you write test items in a matching format, do you stress about which terms should go on the left and which on the right? Are you puzzled about when to use the matching format and whether multiple choice would be better?
Here are some answers to these perplexing issues..."


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SPECIAL CONFERENCE EDITIO Sloan-C Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Online Learning

SPECIAL CONFERENCE EDITIO Sloan-C Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

HIGHLIGHTS FROM:

6th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning

A conference devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online 

 Las Vegas, Nevada April 9-11, 2013

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I enjoyed attending this symposium. The size was just right, about 800 with a wide variety of presentations and ideas.  This site provides you with a strong archive of those presentations. 


I always ask myself what is one strong 'take away' from all this exposure to emerging tech.  Honestly, very little of what I learned was new, but I was struck by the prediction that Gesture Based computing would be a major part of the near future.  


One more interesting technology to track! 

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EDUCAUSE Recognizes Professional Achievement Using Credly

EDUCAUSE Recognizes Professional Achievement Using Credly | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Credly provides simple and powerful ways to issue and display digital badges and credentials for achievements. Credly is available on the web, on mobile devices and through the Credly “Open Credit” API, the most advanced means to integrate credit-issuing into any organization’s existing programs.

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Credly is a new online tool from the thinkers at LearningTimes.org.  This is the first truly user friendly, online system for creating digital badges and issuing those badges to acknowledge the special skills and abilities of people working both academic and open resource venues. 


This is a technology to watch! 

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Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides

Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

‘If lower-order learning is an unintended educational consequence of on-line assessment, then any perceived or real gains made in efficiency, staff workload reduction and/or cost savings are at a questionable price.’

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Using Multiple Course Evaluations to Engage and Empower Your Students and Yourself

Using Multiple Course Evaluations to Engage and Empower Your Students and Yourself | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Course evaluations are often viewed as a chore; one of those unpleasant obligations we do at the end of each course. In the Teaching Professor Blog post "End-of-Course Evaluations: Making Sense of Student Comments," Maryellen Weimer is bang-on in stating that the comments students dash off can be more confusing than clarifying.

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Evaluations as formative evaluation will structure feedback and give your students a voice.  Sometimes you're able to make course corrections during the class. Other times, you revise materials for the next semester. 

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, January 2, 2013 8:15 PM

I'dlove to know more about this course!

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Google Quizes

Google Quizes | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How to create a self-grading quiz using Google Forms.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Anything you can do to automate assessment will help you save time for your real job (teaching). 

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Katie Frank's comment, December 30, 2012 1:51 PM
I am so up for this! :)
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 30, 2012 3:37 PM

This is a very easy to use tool, well explained with good potential for marketing, training, PR and community relations.

asnal abbas's comment, December 31, 2012 7:33 AM
survived in lowland lowland semogah year there is a change in 2013
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5 ways online education can keep its students honest

5 ways online education can keep its students honest | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As online learning platforms like Coursera, Udacity and edX raise the stakes for students with increased partnerships with traditional universities and credit-bearing classes, here are five technologies that can help them thwart cheating.

Via Mark Smithers, Faiz A.H, Dr. Richard NeSmith
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Cheating is pervasive in both face to face and online environments.  I think it's easier to recognize in an online environment where the voice of a student is established in discussion threads.  Ultimately, creating assignments that call for creative and critical thinking and a unique product are the best way to avoid the classic 'answers on the hand' scenarios. 

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Formative Assessment Is Foundational to Blended Learning -- THE Journal

Formative Assessment Is Foundational to Blended Learning -- THE Journal | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Formative assessment began long before blended learning. But formative assessment is particularly in the spotlight now because it features so prominently in emerging blended learning programs.
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Donny Anderson's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:51 PM

I don't agree with the "third party" reference to NWEA, DEA, Acuity, etc.  To me these are more interim instead of formative. 

Still, there is some good information about formative instruction and blended learning in this article.

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Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everytihing: Assessment and Rubrics

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everytihing: Assessment and Rubrics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
List of assessment and rubric information...
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On Feedback: 13 practical examples | Grant Wiggins

On Feedback: 13 practical examples | Grant Wiggins | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Thirteen examples of how teachers have made feedback (as opposed to advice and evaluation) more central to their work with students:


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Nuts and Bolts: Assessing the Value of Online Interactions by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine

Nuts and Bolts: Assessing the Value of Online Interactions by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Peer Assessment is Not an Elixir for All Group Work Challenges | Faculty Focus

Peer Assessment is Not an Elixir for All Group Work Challenges | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Here’s an empirical result I would not have predicted. It emerged in a meta-analysis of research on group learning activities as reported in 32 studies published in Teaching of Psychology between 1974 and 2011. I’ll be doing a detailed highlight of the entire article in an upcoming issue of The Teaching Professor. But the finding that surprised me involved the use of peer assessment within groups: “Our hypothesis of better learning outcomes with peer assessment was not supported. In fact, the data suggest that the opposite pattern may exist.” (p. 164)
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OER Rubrics and Evaluation Tool

This briefly summarizes how proper utilization of this tool can deepen our understanding of resource alignment to the Common Core as well as foster a spirit ...

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