• Attached are picture of students using their kindles to complete an interactive lab regarding tissue types. The kindles have allowed my classes to experience a wide variety of digital content.
  • With the addition of 18 Kindle Fires students have access to to digital content in a format that allows students to access online resources, study aids, practice problems, videos, applications, and visual content. Also, the use of the kindle fires has increased the effectiveness of Formative assessment by allowing students the chance to receive…[Read more]

  • Jason Arnett posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 11 months, 4 weeks ago

    Formative Assessment strategies.
  • Jason Arnett posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    That is the correct link. Very useful tool for breaking down formative assessment data instantly.

  • Jason Arnett posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    I am familiarizing myself with Google now. So many useful data collection tools. We are using some of these tools to streamline data collection, school wide.

    • Can’t beat it. Available to all and full of capability. Please share as you continue to learn more.

  • Jason Arnett posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Being that this was the first time I have reviewed the course codes in depth, the number of course codes was surprising to me.

  • Jason Arnett posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 1 year ago

    In the past two years, our Biology department has worked on transitioning to standard based grading. We have developed and implemented weekly standard checks that are based on daily learning targets. These short 15-minute quizzes check for understanding of the week’s daily learning targets. These quizzes are graded using zip grade, which give…[Read more]

    • Wow! Definitely want to learn more about your work in Magoffin County. Is this link the correct zipgrade? https://www.zipgrade.com/

      • This is something that we are doing at my school as well, across all content areas. We are finding that it is an excellent way to formatively assess.

      • That is the correct link. Very useful tool for breaking down formative assessment data instantly.

    • Our math dept. uses weekly mastery checks for the learning targets. This is definitely something I would like to develop to use in the English dept. as well. This would be a new formative assessment we could add to our dept. for use for next year.

  • Jason Arnett posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year ago

    After reviewing KY’s Uniform Academic Course Codes webpage, we are concerned with effectively providing students a rich and well diverisifed curriculum. We, as all districts are worrying about next year’s budget influencing staffing, and ultimately the effect it will have on students. As always, we will meet our students needs with the talents of…[Read more]

    • A concern we are all feeling. Does seem to be more with less these days.

    • I think is a concern for all of us; always having to do more with less. We do look at the particular strengths of staff members and attempt to place them appropriately. We are also hoping by consolidating our middle and high school into one building that will allow us to provide more opportunities for all our students.

      • I agree completely! We are struggling now to operate with limited funding and a shrinking student population. We had to consolidate our elementary schools two years ago and the middle and high school last year. Many of our teachers are worried what the future holds. These new requirements will make it nearly impossible for our district to stay afloat.

    • Jason I think this is a concer we are all going to be feeling. Our schools concern is also providing students a rich curriculum as well as opportunities to provide the enrichment and interventions that are needed. This task continues to get harder as our number of staff keeps dwindling.