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EQAO Benchmark Tool Added to Knowledgehook Gameshow


Knowledgehook Gameshow EQAO Benchmark Tool Free

Brand New Tool Added to Knowledgehook Just In Time For EQAO Free Until September! The Waterloo, Ontario based edtech startup "Knowledgehook" is at it again with a really cool new feature that is free for the remainder of this school year. With the EQAO Assessment of Mathematics Standardized Test just around the corner for grade 3, 6 and 9 students across the province of Ontario, I would have lo...


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Check Out @Knowledgehook’s FREE Gameshow Assessment Tool!


Knowledgehook Gameshow Free Online Assessment Tool Gamified

A Free Gamified Clicker Tool With Ready-Made Content! Knowledgehook’s Gameshow Beta Tool is a FREE Gamified Online Assessment Tool that does more than what Google Forms, Socrative and Kahoot can do by pushing the bar up with level-up experience (XP) points as well as FREE content teachers can use to run ready-made gameshows or customize their own! While this is just the beta version, I am impr...


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Let’s Make An Online Assessment Tool That Rocks!


Let's Make an Online Assessment Tool That Rocks!

Back in January, with only a few days until semester 2 was set to begin, I was lucky to have come across a post by Jon Orr and a new idea he was going to implement to improve the assessment process in his classroom based on Alice Keeler's original work around Levelling Up and Awarding Badges. I was quickly convinced that what Jon was aiming to do with his Google Sheet Skill Evidence Record could...


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Two Groups of Math Students I Created in My Classroom


Two Groups of Math Students

Check out a recent talk I gave in regards to the two groups of students I used to see forming in my math classroom each year or jump to a written summary: http://youtu.be/A3FKdAXkv5I When I was in school, I can remember a distinct lesson framework that I could recognize in most every math course: Take up homework; Learn New Definitions, Formulae, Procedures/Algorithms; Do a b...


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My Digital Assessment Workflow With Google Drive & Sheets


Education Technology Digital Assessment Workflow - Annotate PDF With DocHub Tools

Assess, Evaluate and Document All Digitally With Google Apps Recently, I wrote a post summarizing and sharing my modification of the work shared by Alice Keeler & Jon Orr involving gamifiying standard based grading. Since I wrote that post, I have added a few new features to the Google Sheet I shared and have integrated a pretty convenient digital workflow to collect, review, assess and provid...


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Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges


Standard Based Grading - Assessment Gamified With Badges

Improving My Learning Goal Based Assessment Approach Recently, Jon Orr shared his post called We Like Those Stinkin' Badges that took Alice Keeler's idea of Levelling Up and Awarding Badges in her courses and gave it a twist to work with his math classes. We Like Those Stinkin' Badges! Gamify your Assessment Recording http://t.co/3xBXEUrULu #mtbos #mathchat #edtech @MathletePearce @Regan_B...


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Growing My Descriptive Feedback Skills


Descriptive Feedback Made Easy in Google Classroom

Teacher-Student Relationship, Growth Mindset and Google Classroom Help To Make It Work I just received an email from my good friend and colleague, Jay Lynn from the Student Success Team in my district. He'll be working with some math teachers later this week and was curious regarding my use of descriptive feedback in math. With his expertise in effective teaching strategies from an Englis...


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How to Use Public Google Spreadsheets for Assessment


How to Use Public Google Spreadsheets for Assessment

Public Google Sheets Keep Teachers, Students and Parents Informed The offerings from Google Docs seem to be pretty basic; word processor, spreadsheets, and presentations all saved in the cloud.  Unless you are creative in your thinking and understand all of the added features which make Google Docs revolutionary, you may never see the benefit. One of the great features available is the a...


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How to Use Google Drive for Descriptive Feedback


Google Drive Descriptive Feedback - Copy/Paste Student Work

The consistent and effective use of Descriptive feedback in classrooms has become a popular strategy due to its positive influence on student learning. Based on the research of John Hattie, my colleague, Jason Lynn has given me an in-depth look at Hattie's work and how we can use it in the classroom. Although the research suggests that providing students with descriptive feedback has the large...


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Growth Mindset: Pathways Without Borders


Growth Mindset - Pathways Without Borders

In Ontario, students are required to select their educational pathway as they prepare to enter grade 9 in an attempt to prepare them for the journey to their post-secondary endeavours. While early post-secondary and career planning is essential, these big decisions are also very scary for students and their parents. For many core-subject areas such as Mathematics and English, students can se...


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