Name: Susan Semmler What I Teach: Information and Technology Integration Specialist (Biology) Where I Teach: Rosemount High School Why I Teach: I teach because I want to help kids discover more about their world. I love learning and hope to help students find their own passions. Challenges I Face as a Teacher: The biggest challenge is to make meaningful connections with students in these fast pace information-packed, and highly-populated classrooms. Role that technology plays in my teaching: Technology has allowed me to help students, without the loudest voices, make an … Read More
Naiku’s own Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong authored this article on Next Generation Student Assessment featured in SmartBlog on Education: http://smartblogs.com/education/2015/01/21/3-benefits-of-next-generation-student-assessment/?utm_source=brief Tweet
In 2015, we will be adding more item types to Naiku. I’m happy to announce today that we have added the Multiple Yes/No and the Multiple Response item types.
A Multiple Yes/No item is one that presents a cluster of items to students. Typically, the items are related to an initial statement or set of statements. This item type is also known as the multiple binary-choice item. Essentially, you can use any binary choice such as yes/no, true/false, correct/incorrect, etc. This item type requires the student to choose a response for each statement in the cluster.
A Multiple Response item is one that allows students to select more than one answer. You should already be familiar with this item type as you were able to create this before in Naiku by creating a multiple choice item and selecting more than one option as the answer.
Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong’s article, “Student Assessments: Junk in, junk out” was featured today in SmartBlog on Education. See the complete article here: http://bit.ly/1ygDG96 Tweet
Naiku announced today the formation of an educational grant program for innovative teachers and teacher teams. The grant program is valued at $250,000 and is available to innovative educators seeking to employ differentiated instruction and personalized learning practices and tools in their classroom. The complete press release can be read here: Naiku Innovative Educator Grants PR Tweet
Naiku announced today support for the Student Privacy Pledge, a pledge by education technology providers to protect the privacy of students that is spearheaded by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software and Information Industry Association. Naiku is one of 75 companies to sign the pledge, effective January 1st, and President Obama has challenged others to sign. Read the complete press release: Naiku Student Privacy Pledge PR Tweet
Tech & Learning magazine reviews Naiku for Teachers in their January edition. Read the full review here: http://bit.ly/1DmfSSB. Tweet
Dr. Todd Beach, a district curriculum lead at ISD 196 in Rosemount, MN., discusses what to look for in a next-gen assessment solution in this article from Scholastic Administr@tor. Tweet
Many Naikus (teachers) are familiar with the MindShift blog. If you’re not, get familiar with it. There are always great articles there to help teachers be better teachers. A recent article that caught my eye was “What Meaningful Reflection Student Work Can Do for Learning“, an excerpt from a book by Larissa Pahomov, an English and Journalism teacher in Philadelphia. In this article, Larissa describes three characteristics of meaningful reflection (Metacognitive, Applicable, and Shared) and how they improve student learning. Read More
Scholastic Instructor selects BenchmarkNow! in a short list of recommended freebies for teachers. Entitled “High Marks” they highlight BenchmarkNow!’s ability to track student progress with ready-to-use assessments in math and reading. View the complete list here. Tweet