Resources

ProTip Wednesday: 5 Differentiation Strategies to Increase Engagement

We, as teachers, know better than most that all students are not made the same. From the eternal pencil clicker to the creative doodler, our students need us to meet them where they are, otherwise known as differentiation. But how do you differentiate for 30 students? 100 students? There is barely enough time for a…

ProTip Wednesday: 8 Ways to Make Students Care

“Why do I have to learn this?” “When are we ever going to use this in real life?” Building real-world relevancy to answer that big why question is something that all teachers grapple with. Why should students care about the Pythagorean Theorem or learn how to create a stem and leaf plot? Establishing the connection…

Gradeable User Testimonials

We know that trying a new technology is intimidating. We decided to let our teachers do the talking— here’s what they have to say: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Zq6Zwra4w?list=PLijlWBRtnYYpXdxzkEI9Zsd2GVOGu_GiM] Click on our YouTube playlist to watch interviews with Debbie, a high school teacher and Colin, a middle school teacher.   “[I am most excited about] Data collection and…

Professional Development MOOCs for Teachers

About a year ago, Coursera, a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, announced that they would be offering free professional development courses for teachers; there would be a $50 fee for verified certifications. According to Andrew Ng, the co-founder of Coursera, offering online professional development opens up more choices for districts that may not have…

ProTip Wednesday: 10 Tips on Using Data for New Teachers

Being a new teacher is never easy when you have classroom management and routine to strengthen— use these tips to start slowly using data in your classroom. Knowing is half the battle; back it up with data! But don’t take our word for it—listen to Gradeable users and education experts on how they use data…

Awesome Examples of Alternative Assessments

Alternative assessments is a shift from traditional paper-and-pencil-based assessments to creative ways of checking for learning. They are also known as authentic assessments which speaks to the real world, authentic experiences that they bring to the classroom. In the spirit of these assessments, we’re skipping the in depth theory and jumping right into examples of…

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…

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…

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.