Wow! It has been months since I have bogged on my site. A lot has happened! I have almost completed my first year of being an Ed Tech, which is really exciting for me. I have learned so much this year, and it seems like everyday I learn something new.
Before we left for the break, both of my schools took the writing portion of the SAGE test. From making the testing schedule, to doing practice tests with all students who were taking the test, and to finally taking the test, I have been busy. I feel like the majority of my time has been spent ensuring that testing ran smoothly.
After two weeks of testing, at both I learned many things! The most important thing that I learned was, no matter how much you prepare, sometimes you can't remember everything. The first day of testing at one of my schools really threw me for a loop.
For weeks I had been training students how to check the headphones, by holding down the option key and clicking on the speaker. I had also been training them on how to make the text to speech reader work, by holding down the control key and clicking to read the passage. When students went to take the test and they could not remember how to make the text to speech reader work, I kept telling them to hold down the command key and click the words to have the text to speech reader work. I had totally spaced that it was the control key, not the command key!
After phone calls and the testing team and myself trying to trouble shoot, someone said, "the students need to double click." It all came back to me, double click on a trackpad is control and click. Humbling experience!!
With the first SAGE test behind us, and two weeks before the next round there is a lot of training tests to be taught. I am looking forward to training the 3-5 graders on math, ELA, and science. I am also looking froward to making videos of teachers saying encouraging testing words to motivate the kids for the next round of testing.
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