Using Technology For Test Preparation

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This is a short presentation that I gave to my staff on how they can use technology tools to support test preparation.

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Using Technology For Test Preparation

  1. 1. Using Technology for Test Preparation Heather Hurley ITC Arlington Traditional School
  2. 2. Five Common Test Challenges For Students <ul><li>Test and content vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Extraneous use of information in a passage </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing the best answer from sensible alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreting time lines, graphics, illustrations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Test and Content Vocabulary <ul><li>Cloze Activities with Power Point and Hot Potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Epats </li></ul><ul><li>Quia.com for Roots/Suffixes and Synonyms/Antonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Word Mapping – Inspiration or Bubbl.us </li></ul><ul><li>Index Cards with Kid Pix/Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Cards 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Cards 2 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Questioning, Extraneous use of information in a passage, Choosing the best answer from sensible alternatives <ul><li>Eliminate/Cross Out/Narrow Down with SMART Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DOE Testing Resources </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Interpreting Time Lines, Graphics, Illustrations <ul><li>US Timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Monster </li></ul><ul><li>Discoverystreaming -Writing Prompt Builder </li></ul><ul><li>LOC – Zoom in </li></ul>
  6. 6. Additional Resources <ul><li>Rockingham Public Schools SOL Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Bucknell Elementary School </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Grade Portaportal Site </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Grade Portaportal Site </li></ul><ul><li>5 th Grade Portaportal Site </li></ul>

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