Best Practices

A Future of Making

Last week was the Week of Making, an annual celebration of the Maker Movement and its impact on education.  Most notably, the White House Maker Faire kicked off with hundreds of amazing submissions. Check out their blog. To celebrate and learn from students and educators in the Maker Movement, I decided to bring my entire core…

Gradeable is now FREE. Here’s why.

Gradeable is happy to announce that we now offer a free version of our time-saving assessment and analytics platform to enable frequent, high quality feedback and formative assessment. Why are we choosing to make our assessment tools free for teachers? Students deserve assessment to empower diversity in learning and thinking, not stifle it. Machine-scorable bubble sheet testing…

PARCC, Common Core, and Your Students

An Intro to the Great Education Debate… It’s not news that Common Core and the implementation of the PARCC assessments are dominating headlines in education and beyond. The recent adoption of Common Core Assessments in 46 states across the country, and the implementation of PARCC assessments, have ignited a fiery debate about the value of…

6 Great Resources for (Digital) Organization in your Classroom

INTRODUCTION: Recently, teachers have been reaching out to Gradeable with a specific problem: they are feeling overwhelmed with the sheer number of ideas and innovations that are suggested to them for use in their classrooms. With this sentiment in mind, I wanted to compile some resources for managing information by pointing you to some fellow…

Online Formative Assessment: 5 Easy Steps to Get Started

Our digital assessment tool allows you to integrate digital formative assessment in the classroom and beyond; whether you are assessing your class for a daily quiz, semester long exams, 1:1 or 1:many assignments, or even with a quick homework assignment that you send to your students by email, Gradeable has you covered. Following our 5…

Introducing Gradeable Projects

Manage and Grade Projects through Gradeable’s Brand New Project-Based Learning Tool We were not satisfied with just making your grading go faster.  We weren’t even satisfied with giving teachers invaluable insights into your students’ thinking.  We wanted to give teachers more options to understand and engage students, and to that end, we are happy to…

4 Common Grading Problems, Solved by Gradeable

Assessment can be so annoying!  Whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, you can relate to the frustration.  Gradeable offers solutions that teachers can use to solve the following grading issues have withstood the test of time: #1: “My students keep losing their assessments!” As teachers, we know the feeling of handing a paper back and having the…

Beyond the Red Pen: Meet Cynthia, High School Chemistry

  Meet Cynthia, a high school chemistry teacher for Los Angeles. Her favorite teaching accessory is Google Drive (have you ever accidentally saved something?), she stays healthy and hydrated with Korean pears, and how Standards Based Grading elevated her classroom. What is your current location? Los Angeles, California What subject and grade (s) do you…

ProTip Wednesday: Reflection Questions to Fine-Tune Your Teaching

As part of our “Summer of Reflection,” we want to make sure that you’re asking the best questions that will move your instruction to a higher level. So far, we’ve gathered and organized, now let’s deeply analyze the materials and ask the hard questions to ourselves. Feel free to use questions that best fit your…

A/B Testing Your Classroom for Student Achievement

Teacher Pinterest boards are filled with innovative, new classroom ideas. “Oh, awesome lab for teaching the water cycle.” “Oooh, I like this classroom motivation strategy!” We Pin and bookmark with the intention of elevating lesson plans that will reach a level of engagement and learning all teachers strive for. But are we truly experimenting in…