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

    Our Shared Leadership Team has been focusing on Assessment for Learning and did a book study on Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning by Jan Chappuis. This book presents seven strategies structured around three essential questions–Where am I going? Where am I now? and How can I close the gap? This book provides teachers quality, r…

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

    Here is a good resource for integrating formative assessments into your daily instruction and feedback. This PowerPoint “56 Examples of Formative Assessment” offers up some quick and easy formative assessments some using technology resources and others as easy as using the fingers on your hand. This is a great one to add to your “Teacher Toolb…

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

    Here is a good resource for integrating formative assessments into your daily instruction and feedback. This PowerPoint “56 Examples of Formative Assessment” offers up some quick and easy formative assessments some using technology resources and others as easy as using the fingers on your hand. This is a great one to add to your “Teacher Toolb…[Read more]

  • Jessica Mullins posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Here is a copy of the Book! for Free! I suggest printing it out asap in case they take it down 🙂
    http://www.somersetacademy.com/ourpages/auto/2014/4/29/48268612/25%20Formative%20Assessments.pdf

  • Jessica Mullins posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Near Pod is one of my favorite Tools!
    Do you enjoy being a Paperless classroom? Pros and Cons?

    • I’m not paperless. Our assessments are online and we do a lot of online and google activities on our Chromebooks, but not totally paperless. We have a few teachers in the district who are. They love it.

  • Jessica Mullins posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Zip Grade is a quick and efficient way to grade lots of papers and allows students to start bubbling in answers on answer sheets (which is a skill in itself). And you get so many scans free. 🙂

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of Promising Practice (Teachers)Promising Practice (Teachers) 5 months ago

    Bringing programming to life with Legos
    Students loved creating and coding WeDo legos. They worked cooperatively in groups to engineer and build creations by following directions and then coding what they built!
  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of Promising Practice (Teachers)Promising Practice (Teachers) 5 months ago

    Bringing programming to Life with Lego WeDo has been a wonderful addition to my classroom. I was able to purchase 5 sets and allowed students to work in groups to create and code with the legos. Students were assigned jobs and would rotate jobs- coder, engineer, manager, and piece keeper. Students are strengthening their communication skills and…[Read more]

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    I wanted to share another resource ” Total Participation Techniques” Making Every Student an Active Learner by Himmele.
    The book provides easy-to-use alternatives to the stand and deliver approach to teaching. It provides different ways to engage students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and…[Read more]

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Wanted to share a resource- 25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom.
    This is a collection of quick, flexible, informal assessments that helps teachers take a snapshot of student learning. I was able to find the PDF version online of the entire book for FREE!…[Read more]

  • Jessica Mullins posted a new activity comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Scoring distinguished year 1 to distinguished year 2 still shows growth. However what if the actual score of the individual child decreases but it is still under the range of distinguished, is that still growth?

  • Jessica Mullins posted a new activity comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    I will share this with my Reading teachers at my school. Looks like an awesome resource!

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    I was able to attend the Assessment and Accountability conference in Louisville and a there were a lot of questions about growth and how it will be calculated. They said they were meeting with a group of people to discuss growth. I was wondering if there were any proposed changes to the growth aspect of accountability?

    • What I have heard from the meeting is that Growth will be included still, but tweaks to how it is calculated may happen. Some question about whether growth points should be awarded if a student maintains or only if they improve. This committee will be meeting again to review possible models of change. More to come…

  • Bringing Programming to Life with Legos is a way to introduce my students to programming and robotics while fostering problem-solving abilities in the areas of Science and Technology. My students lack problem solving skills. Programming is an interactive hands on way for students to solve problems and is an important part of learning and…[Read more]

  • Bringing Coding to Life with Robotics…. Students have been learning coding skills with the Dash and Dot robots. Many students even have these robots at home now. They had never been exposed to computer science or coding skills until I introduced these into our classroom. TIme was the biggest factor that I would run into with the implementation…[Read more]

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Assessing with Nearpod

    An all in one program that I have implemented into my classroom this year is Nearpod. Nearpod allows teachers to create engaging learning experiences by providing interactive presentations, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated toolbox. I use Nearpod to create a presentation on the Math concept…

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  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Kahoot! In the Classroom

    A formative assessment strategy that I use in my classroom is Kahoot! My students are 1:1 with chromebooks which makes this strategy easy to implement and fun for my students. Kahoot! is a tool for using technology to administer quizzes. It is a game based classroom response system played by the whole class in real time.…

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  • Jessica Mullins posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    This is great! I have recently been having my students do their notes in google slides and they love it! And they will always have them in their Google Drive! No more “lost” notes.

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 4 months ago

    I hope that I interpreted this webpage correctly. It contained a whole wealth of information.
    While reviewing KY’s Uniform Academic Course Codes webpage, I only focused on those at the Elementary Level because I teach at an Elementary School. My first reaction was WOW! This would be ideal for students to have the opportunity to all of these c…[Read more]

  • Jessica Mullins posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    I agree… we are constantly being asked to do more with less. My only suggestion that is realistic is to use teacher talents and strengths and use those to maximize these goals.

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