Last year, since it was the first time they’d be giving PARCC, I decided to make a screencast for my teachers to show them how to navigate the online testing environment and administer the test to students. I believe sharing is caring, so I put the video on my YouTube channel for any district across the country to use. To my surprise, the video received over 20,000 views! I’ve been getting emails from districts asking if I was making another screencast for 2016 so here it is!
This actually happened a lot last year, so… Disclaimer: I don’t work for PARCC or Pearson or any Department of Education. Please don’t send me anti-PARCC/testing hate mail. I’m just an educator and trying to help educators.
Anyone who wants to can use this video with their teachers is welcome to do so. Good luck, have fun, and if you found the video useful let me know!
PARCC is finished in my district! It couldn’t have gone better. My Central PARCC team did a great job running the tests, the teachers were amazing, and the kids were fantastic. It was a total team effort and a smooth event from start to finish.
Now, to me, the fun starts. If you’re an avid reader of my site, you know I have a small obsession with data. So, after the first part of PARCC (PBA for those in the know), we made sure we surveyed all of our kids. It was important to me and my district to survey our kids because 1) we worried that the PARCC-peeps may not share their end of the year survey data with districts and 2) we wanted to make the best decisions we could for our kids as soon as possible.
This is the longest I’ve gone without posting. I’m sorry. My plate is full of PARCC, but I found some time to wrap up my series on Gamifying Your Classroom! Before we get to that, though, if you are in Jersey or up for a road trip, we’d like to invite you to Ednado. Ednado will be a great day of learning and we’d love to have you attend or present!
Without further adieu: