Ohio schools are moving toward online assessments for their students which include interactive assessment items. These interactive assessment items have been enhanced by technology and in order for students to successfully complete these online assessments, they will need to be able to perform many technology tasks including: click/tap, scroll, plot points, drag/drop, type with text editor, select object, select text, use video player, select area, drag/slide, deselect, highlight, use ruler, use calculator, use protractor.
It is crucial for students to be proficient using these technological skills before taking the online assessments. The purpose of these assessments is not to assess their technological capabilities, but their knowledge of the content area subject matter.
Online Rulers: Students will need to be able to use a interative ruler for the math assessment. The resources on this page give students practice using a ruler and measuring objects with that ruler.
Use a Ruler - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_activities/maths/activities/measures.swf
Use a Ruler - http://harcourtschool.com/activity/length_strength1_inches/length_strength1_inches.swf
Next Generation Assessments: http://nextgen.apps.sparcc.org/home
Drag and Drop: Students will need to be able to have several mouse skills including dragging/sliding an object with their mouse.
Model the skill of drag/Slide using INFOhio’s BookFlix from www.infohio.org. Select a familiar story such Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom. Click on the Puzzlers button and choose the option, “Which Came First?” Explain to the class that to complete the activity, they will need to hold down the left button on the mouse and pull the correct answer to the correct box and then releasing the button. Demonstrate how to drag and slide. Then have students log in to Bookflix’s and practice reading/viewing a story and completing the activity.
Use a Calculator: Students will need to be able to use a interative calculator for the math assessment. The resources on this page give students practice using an interactive calculator. Resources are also available on how to count money (students will use drag/drop skills here).
Using a Calculator: http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/getresource/154
Counting Money: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_325_g_2_t_1.html?from=category_g_2_t_1.html
Time-Interactively set the time on a digital and analog clock:
Time-Analog vs. Digital http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_316_g_2_t_4.html?from=category_g_2_t_4.html
What time will it be? http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_318_g_2_t_4.html?from=category_g_2_t_4.html
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Sample Assessment Items for 3rd Grade:
Flower Gardens: http://ccsstoolbox.agilemind.com/parcc/elementary_1.html
Fractions on the Number Line: http://ccsstoolbox.agilemind.com/parcc/elementary_3747_1.html