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Assessing Student Video Creation

Creating a digital story involves lots of elements, making it tricky to assess the video without considering all that came before the final product....

Digital Assessment for Differentiated Instruction

Assessment lies at the heart of differentiated instruction.  Pre-assessments (also known as diagnostic assessments) and formative assessments must...

Backchannel and Informal Assessment Tool Comparison

Technology has made backchannels and informal assessment tools extremely assessible and engaging for the classroom teacher today.  Richard Byrne...

Differentiated Instruction 101

This video animates a podcast from Katie McKnight from TeachHub and includes a nice overview of the WHY behind differentiation as well as concrete...

Personalized Learning: A Working Definition

Education experts and philanthropists have developed a four-part "working definition" to help clarify what it means to personalize learning for...

Addressing and Assessing MI in the Classroom

This site from Edutopia shares ideas and lesson examples from the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville, Georgia.  Take some time...

Google Classroom: Posting Assignments

There are lots of ways to use the assignments features inside Google Classroom. It is one of the most flexible parts of Classroom. This video is...

7 Phases of Curriculum Mapping

The ASCD has published a lot of great material in regard to curriculum mapping. If we're honest, most of us would say this isn't really all that fun....

Google Forms: Overview for Teachers

Google Forms is one of the most useful and versatile tools for a teacher. The power of Forms is its ability to gather information of all kinds and...

Google Forms: Self-grading Quizzes

New Feature! If you are a Google Forms user already, this feature is one you have been waiting for. Now you can automatically grade student quizzes...

Actively Learn: Reading Engagement

Actively Learn is one or our favorite tools to get students more engaged in reading. Once you give a reading assignment, you're at the mercy of the...

Orange Slice: Easy Grading in Google Classroom

From the Orange Slice website:"Teacher Rubric is an add-on that will increase your grading productivity and it professionally presents a scored...

PBL: K-2 Teamwork Rubric

This rubric, designed by the Buck Institute for Education, can be used specifically with K-2 students to help guide and assess their ability to...

Self-assess With Kahoot!

Ever use a Kahoot! survey? This video will walk you through using the survey as a way for students to reflect on their own learning. The #reflect...

Digital Storytelling: Sample Rubric

When you're ready to assess student digital stories, it will be helpful to use a rubric.  No need to create your own when Kathy Schrock, creator...

Digital Storytelling as Authentic Assessment

In order to help students develop 21st century skills, they will need to move beyond the traditional tests normally given and be providing more...

6 Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Many students use digital storytelling to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to write narrative stories. However, the power of digital...

Digital Storytelling: Sample Lesson Plans

Thanks to the Creative Educator, you can save time planning and designing digital storytelling lessons for your students!  In this...

A Guide to Producing Digital Storytellers

In order to help students develop 21st century skills, they will need to move beyond the traditional tests normally given and be provided more...

VoiceThread for Assessment

Alternative assessment can sometimes be daunting because it really means looking at different ways of grading, and more importantly, exploring the...