Using AudioBoom in the Classroom to Improve Reading Fluency is from the Ed Surge blog. Great ideas for using this App to help students achieve better fluency.
Padlet is a free web tool that allows you to create a wall on any topic. Ideas include:
teaching, wishing friends, noticeboards, bookmarking, discussions, brainstorming, notetaking, quizzes, planning events, making lists, watching videos, collecting feedback
This would be a great classroom tool for summative assessment.
Questioning Techniques is just one page on the Cybraryman site chock full of resources to help teachers ask insightful, leading, advancing, higher order questions – so relevant to Common Core.
Here is a collection from TN of sample Common Core writing prompts and a scoring rubric
5th grade prompts
8th grade prompts
11th grade prompts
Scoring materials for sample prompts
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Web 2.0 | Posted on December 19, 2012
12 Digital Tools to Implement Exit Slips gives teachers links to fast and easy ways to use technology for assessing student learning with exit slips.
Beyond the Bubble unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create a new generation of history assessments. Developed by the Stanford History Education Group (http://sheg.stanford.edu), the site offers easy-to-use assessments that capture students’ knowledge in action – rather than their recall of discrete facts.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Infographs | Posted on July 9, 2012
Using Infographics as a Creative Assessment is one of the guides on the Kathy Schrock web site. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about infographs on this site.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment | Posted on April 2, 2012
Throw away that green Easy Grader and go online with Quick Grade. No sign up – just click and use.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Common Core | Posted on March 22, 2012
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Math Resources | Posted on March 21, 2012
Math Reasoning Inventory.Com
MRI is an online formative assessment tool designed to make teachers’ classroom instruction more effective. The MRI questions focus on number and operations and are based on content from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics prior to sixth grade. They are questions that we expect…and hope…all middle school students to answer successfully.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Common Core | Posted on February 24, 2012
Assess Common Core and state standards with formative assessments that you or other teachers create. You can even use offline or publisher content. Use mutliple choice, rubrics, oral assessments, writing assessments or any curriculum and content type.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Guidance | Posted on February 10, 2012
Test Prep Doesn\’t Have to be Overwhelming is a short article from Edutopia on easing the anxiety associated with high stakes achievement tests.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Infographs | Posted on November 1, 2011
10 Awesome Free Tools for Creating Infographics
We have all seen the infographics on the Internet on topics ranging from education to politics. Now you and your students can create your own. What a great way for students to effectively share information.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, iTunes | Posted on August 18, 2011
Has lessons and worksheets that students can complete. The US section is still sparse, but there are a great deal of resources if you choose Great Britain and US content.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment | Posted on August 10, 2011
Massachusetts posts their Achievement tests, constructed responses, and answer keys online every year. This is a good source to have when aligning your assessments to the current standards and reflecting upon your questioning strategies and accurate levels of challenge that is mentioned in the new evaluation rubric. Massachusetts is what the “common core” is patterned after, so the rigor/relevance of the questions are spot on. Take the time to view it and pull questions for bell ringers, formative assessments, summative assessments, summarizers, etc. It also offers a Spanish version that could be very useful in obtaining higher order thinking.
Formative assessment is an opportunity to peek inside learners’ heads while they are in the process of learning.
Best Resources for Formative Assessment from Larry Ferlazzo’s blog has many links to help you in your journey to better implement this best practice. As we begin the process of spending the 2011-2012 with this topic at the forefront of our professional development, take a few minutes to check out these links.
TCAP Flip Charts for Promethean Board provide an effective review tool in preparing for achievement tests. This makes it very easy to use Activ Votes and Expressions for student responses.
Test Anxiety Tips has 42 links to sites that help students (and adults) reduce some of the stress that comes with high stakes testing.
Report Card Advise and Comments helps teachers prepare for the comments section of the report card.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment | Posted on August 25, 2010
TCAP Practice Flip Charts for Promethean have been posted on the TNTechChick web site.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment | Posted on April 29, 2010
Assessment Software Tools for Learning compares various benchmark and formative assessment software utilities.
Study Skills for Ages 5-9 — Tutorials on GET, UNDERSTAND, REMEMBER, and DO.
Jeopardy Labs.Com allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running.
Not interested in building your own jeopardy templates? Well that’s cool too. You can browse other jeopardy templates created by other people. It doesn’t get any better than this!