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Power Digest: Unified Classroom, Assessments, and Blended Learning

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on January 19, 2017

This week is the start of a new series summarizing the hottest news from Chalkable and PowerSchool! Be sure to stay tuned to get your ‘Power Digest,’ which will share the top stories from the education technology industry.

(1) 4 Steps to Building Authentic Assessment


Authentic Assessment means designing meaningful assessments that require students to apply both knowledge and skills. While it is not a clear-cut category, educators can include more complex and open-ended tasks to design these assessments. Broadly, by identifying standards, selecting authentic tasks, identifying criteria for the task, and creating a rubric, you can quickly build authentic assessments in PowerSchool Learning.

Read more about Authentic Assessments >>


(2) 5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices


While many may first believe that blending doesn’t apply to their classroom, the same people may be surprised that their classroom already is blended. Vicki Davis, The Cool Cat Teacher, gives five essential blended learning practices that will open the eyes of educators to how important both the virtual and physical classroom are, and how much they both matter to students.

Get the 5 Effective Blending Learning Practices >>


(3) What is the Unified Classroom?


This comprehensive software solution allows typical technology silos to communicate with one another to revolutionize daily classroom operations. All of the data that teachers and administrators strive to collect can be found in a single place and produces insights to deliver tailored instruction to students. Want to know how it’s done?

 Learn more about the Unified Classroom >>


(4) Everything to Know About Student Growth Assessments


Get recommendations on how to use Student Growth Assessment to its full potential. Initiating these assessments will provide educators with the data they need to understand their students’ progress towards the mastery of their standards of learning.

Find out more about Student Growth Assessments >>

And in case you missed it..

(5) Chalkable Joined The PowerSchool Family


Chalkable’s Positive Reinforcement System, Learning Earnings, will help differentiate PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom Platform to provide a single unified experience for teachers, students, and parents. This will better empower teachers, administrators, district leaders, and students to improve school culture.

Understand the benefits of Chalkable and PowerSchool coming together >>

Topics: K-12 Education, Chalkable Announcements, Education Technology

Deanna Zaucha

Written by Deanna Zaucha

Deanna Zaucha is the Content Marketing Specialist at Chalkable, and also manages their social media presence. In her free time, she can be found on the dance floor, or on her iPhone keeping up with the latest trends in education, marketing, and technology. Read more from Deanna on Twitter.