Monthly Archives: February 2014

Friday Bulletin Board

Prezi and Adobe join Obama’s ConnectED initiative Prezi, the cloud-based presentation software, and Adobe are the latest technology companies to join President Barack Obama’s ConnectED Initiative to help the US education system better prepare students for technology-centered world. Prezi’s commitment will provide $100 million in Edu Pro licenses to hundreds of thousands of high schools and educators. Adobe is making over…

ProTip Wednesday: 10 Examples of Effective Feedback

Effective feedback is skill, like a good classroom seating chart, that every teacher masters over time. It is easy to fall into a habit of marking up every wrong thing and forgetting to give feedback that students can actually act upon. Good feedback accomplishes 1) ownership of learning and 2) measurable goal tracking. We took…

The Case for Low-Stakes Assessments

Low-stakes assessments are our favorite way to keep up with the real-time progress of your students. But that word—assessments—triggers a complex in every student, educator, and teacher’s brain. Assessments, tests, evaluations… judgment. Low-stakes assessments, like formative assessments, aren’t meant to be scary or judgmental. In fact, this brand of assessment is something you probably do…

New Feature: Item-by-Item Breakdowns

The keyword is breakdown. Let’s breakdown all of the numerical barriers between you and understanding what your student truly needs. Our new, versatile, and extremely powerful data charts breakdown data—from quiz-by-quiz, to student-by-student, to question-by-question. Let’s dive in to how this works and what it all means for you. Quiz-by-quiz breakdown and at-a-glance analysis Starting…

Friday Bulletin Board

California lawmakers take on student privacy Lawmakers in California are pushing for legislation that protects personal information of students in elementary school through high school. The bill would prohibit education-related websites, online services, and mobile apps for K12 from “compiling, using or sharing the personal information of those students in California for any reason other…

The Real Problem with the High-Stakes Testing Debate

We are about to kick off a month of resources and discussion about assessments here on Gradeable.com, and in that spirit, I thought I’d take a few moments to touch on the current hot button in assessment-land: high-stakes testing. Everyone is talking about it: educators, politicians, parents, everyone except maybe the students who are at…

Free eBook: 10 Steps to Get Started with Standards-Based Grading

Looking to dive into standards-based grading? Here’s a Gradeable-created resource that shows 10 easy steps to get started and links to SBG experts. Here’s an overview: Download your free eBook today! Don’t forget to share! Spread the SBG love.