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Formative Assessment and Visual Thinking

Educational Leadership:Schools as Safe Havens:What's Wrong-and What's Right-with Rubrics

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas--superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.


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SASSY SAMR App-tivities Folder | Quizlet

Quizlet is a lightning fast way to memorize vocabulary lists. It's like flashcards, but much more fun and interactive.

SAMR and Technology Integration Models

Pins about SAMR and Technology Integration Models hand-picked by Pinner TechChef4u | See more about technology integration, educational technology and technology.

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobil...

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run. Teachers control the questions and games on their laptop, while students respond and interact through their smartphones/laptops.

iPad and Formative Assessment

Cathy Yenca Mathematics Teacher Hill Country Middle School, Austin TX Apple Distinguished Educator Simply put, ThatQuiz is a free, online quizzing app. ThatQuiz can be used spontaneously, or with password-protected logins. ThatQuiz generates quizzes randomly using chosen constraints, and can serve as a platform to create assessments.

Formative Assessment in High School

As important to our students as it is to us! Laura Ringwood AP Statistics and Algebra II PreAP Math Department Head Westlake High School Professional Learning Communities -- What do we want them to know? -- How will we know when they learn it? -- How will we respond when they don't get it?

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

What strategy doubles student learning? According to 250 empirical studies, the answer is formative assessment, defined by Bill Younglove as "the frequent, interactive checking of student progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately."