Assessment & Evaluation Tools | Teaching
Assessment and evaluation tools, tips, and tricks for teachers in the classroom.
This week, we are sharing our favourite formative assessment tools. Formative assessment is essentially how we are assessing students for what they know while they are learning it in an ongoing format. There are so many great EdTech tools available to provide feedback to your students while they are learning, so we are sharing our favourites for inspiration! Tools discussed include: Screencastify, Mote, Google Forms, Kahoot,, EdPuzzle, Pear Deck, Padlet, Plickerss, Portfolios, Podcasting & more!
Building buy-in for #ungrading with staff, students and parents can be challenging! That's why we are sharing different strategies this week to start the conversation. We are sharing strategies to build buy-in with teachers/colleagues, administrators, parents, and, most importantly, students.
🚨 New episode: Are you curious about how to design mastery-based grading in your classroom? Join us this week as we chat about grading systems using mastery! Topics include: skills-based curriculum, mastery-based grading scales for skills, progression scales, standards-based grading, assessment and evaluation plans, converting mastery into a final grade, and so much more!
Want to ramp up your descriptive feedback game to boost student learning in your classroom? Join us this week for some great ways to get a bit more descriptive! We're exploring what descriptive feedback is, how you can tailor descriptive feedback to boost student learning, and general tips and strategies to make descriptive feedback easy and manageable to implement in your classroom.
We are bringing you our 10 favourite approaches to get started with ungrading. We are focusing on those strategies that are easy to adapt to the needs of your classroom so that it is easy for you to get started! Just keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to ungrade, so find the strategies that will work best for you. Our ten strategies include: feedback, voice & choice, peer feedback, reflections, minimal scales, shifting language, self-assessment, and more!
Knowing where to start with shifting your grading practices can be challenging. In this episode, we are joined by Jessica Liew, a technology integration specialist teacher, to discuss standards-based grading, grading with an equity lens, growth mindset (both teacher and student), and proficiency scales that focus on skills over tasks. Grading using learning standards drives better feedback for our students, so starting with small changes can make a huge impact in your classroom!
This week, we are talking about the idea of having multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate learning in the assessment and evaluation process. We're curious as to why the one-and-done mentality still persists in education these days and how we might begin to address resistance and shift mindsets and culture to a system that values learning over grades.
This week, we are digging into the HOW of ungrading. In part 2 of this 2 part series, we are talking about different strategies and ideas to get started with ungrading in the classroom. It can feel pretty overwhelming to get started, so tune in to listen to some easy ways to dive into ungrading and alternative assessment ideas.
Are grades really good feedback for students? What does that number actually represent? Does it represent the learning process? Join us as we discuss #ungrading this week. We'll chat about why ungrading is a topic that warrants discussion in education as well as the impact that grades can have on your students and your classroom community. #EduGals #OntEd #gradeless #EdTech #ETCoaches #masterychat #educoaches
We're on a bit of a roll here with mastery-based learning as we continue to learn ourselves. Listen in as we discuss different approaches and perspectives on grading this week. We'll share our learning as well as guiding principles to keep in mind as you consider grading practices in your mastery-based structured classroom. #OntEd #EduGals #BlendedLearning #EdTech
Are you curious about mastery-based learning in your classroom but not quite sure where to start? Join us this week as we discuss some easy entry points into mastery-based structures for student learning. We'll go over what mastery-based learning can look like, how to implement it, and challenges you might experience along the way. #OntEd #EduGals #BlendedLearning
This week, we are talking all about how to approach assessment and evaluation in hybrid learning. There are so many challenges that we face, including how to manage multiple cohorts and ensure academic integrity when students are completing assessments at home. So we will go over some suggestions for how to get away from the traditional test and design effective and engaging evaluations for your remote learning students. Listen in to learn more!
This week, we are talking all about how to mark and grade in a paperless world. With no-touch and no-share policies this year, we have to get creative about how we do our assessments using digital formats instead of paper. We are going to talk about related hardware, as well as tools such as annotation in Brightspace, Google Classroom, and automation. Listen in to learn more!
In this episode, we are exploring the integration of Google Assignments into the Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS). Google Assignments helps you to easily distribute and grade student work with the same look and feel of Google Classroom. With Google Assignments, you can distribute templates to your students, integrate rubrics, check plagiarism, and grade all within one easy-to-use platform.
EdPuzzle is an amazing tool to create interactive and engaging video lessons for your online classroom. In this episode, we will help you get started with EdPuzzle and share our best tips and tricks to maximize the use of this tool, whether it is for face-to-face, virtual, or hybrid teaching and learning. An especially great tool for the flipped classroom. Check it out! #EdTech #BlendedLearning #FlippedClassroom
Assessment & evaluation is such a difficult topic right now in hybrid learning. Many educators are worried about the integrity of their course, but are also realizing that this is not a typical year, and we need to plan differently. We need to rethink the way that we ask our students to demonstrate their learning. In this episode, we discuss different ideas and tools that can be used in this very different school year. #Teacher #BlendedLearning
Google Forms is a versatile G Suite tool that can be used in so many ways in the classroom, for teachers and students. We go over question types, sections, inserting audio and video, settings, use as quizzes, connecting to Google Classroom and so much more. #EdTech #GSuiteEDU #GoogleEDU #RemoteLearning #RemoteTeaching