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Test July 2021

Posted on July 15, 2021 by Bea Javier

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Curriculum and Assessment Resources

Posted on July 20, 2020 by David Niguidula

As schools get ready for a new school year, we face a great deal of uncertainty. Even in communities where schools say they will be back in business full-time, it’s clear that some percentage of families will want to stay with the social distancing for at least a while longer. Given that, there are ideas […]

Supporting Rhode Island’s April Reading Challenge with Richer Picture

Posted on April 1, 2020 by David Niguidula

Richer Picture is supporting Rhode Island’s April Reading Challenge. In Rhode Island, Governor Gina Raimondo and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green have challenged all students in Rhode Island to read for at least 20-60 minutes every single day in the month of April. Students can easily keep track of their reading with a “Reading Log” on the Richer Picture platform. […]

No Final Exams? Use Portfolios To Capture the Year of Learning

Posted on March 20, 2020 by David Niguidula

It’s becoming increasingly likely that some schools may not re-open before the end of the school year. So what can schools do instead of having a traditional final exam? Digital Portfolios can achieve the same goal as your exam: to demonstrate what your students have learned in your course. The portfolio can honor and reward […]

Personal Entries: How To Capture Home Learning Moments

Posted on March 19, 2020 by David Niguidula

With students spending lots (and lots!) of time at home, they are probably looking for things to do. Families are getting creative; kids are learning to cook or helping more with younger siblings or finally picking up the musical instrument. So even if they are not in the classroom, students certainly are learning new things – […]

Personalizing Assessment with Digital Badges

Posted on February 26, 2020 by David Niguidula

“Personalization” is one of those things that educators all agree is important, but have found it hard to do in practice. The structure of schools is designed to work with students in large groups, and to essentially treat all students the same. There are a few strategies that can help with personalizing assessments. Some have […]

Demonstrating the Whole Child with Digital Badges

Posted on December 18, 2019 by David Niguidula

Digital Badges can help students show all the ways in which they are learning and growing. Schools can set up badges that represent a student’s academic knowledge, work habits, social skills, and personal interests. All of these areas of growth can be present in any entry of student work. Consider a group of students working […]

Project-Based Learning and Digital Portfolios

Posted on November 15, 2019 by David Niguidula

Think back to your own years in school. What academic work do you remember? You probably don’t remember a specific test or the questions at the end of the chapter. More likely, you remember something like a science fair activity, a re-enactment in social studies or a stock market game. What usually comes to mind […]

Individual Learning Plans and Digital Badges

Posted on September 12, 2019 by David Niguidula

Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) are common across the country. Whether your state calls them ILPs, Student Success Plans, or some other name, students are asked to think about their goals and how they want to achieve them. All too often, though, the ILPs are just seen as a side activity; the students write down some […]

Using Data Dashboards Effectively

Posted on August 20, 2019 by David Niguidula

For a long time, data was difficult to access in schools. Plenty of us still remember “permanent records,” filed away in locked cabinets. Now, there’s a lot of data about each student – from the main schedules and attendance stored in student information systems to the test scores and information in each teaching app. Part […]

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