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  1. 1. Starting today. 1. Save teachers time. 2. Save your district money. 3. Increase the quality of education for your students.
  2. 2. Inside the Black Box By Paul Black and Dylan William • Learning is driven by what teachers and pupils do in classrooms.
  3. 3. Inside the Black Box By Paul Black and Dylan William • Learning is driven by what teachers and pupils do in classrooms. • Standards can be raised only if teachers can tackle this task more effectively.
  4. 4. Inside the Black Box By Paul Black and Dylan William • Learning is driven by what teachers and pupils do in classrooms. • Standards can be raised only if teachers can tackle this task more effectively. • What’s missing from these efforts is any direct help with the task.
  5. 5. But How? • What tools do teachers have to help in the classroom? • How do teachers get the tools they need?
  6. 6. Teachers have too much paperwork! Data entry and paperwork tasks eat up a teacher’s time which can be better spent planning more effective lessons, differentiating instruction, or any number of other ways to help students learn.
  7. 7. Paperwork Load 4th Grade Teacher
  8. 8. Paperwork Load 4th Grade Teacher
  9. 9. Per week Paperwork Load 4th Grade Teacher
  10. 10. Paperwork Load Junior High Teacher A junior high school teacher with 6 classes and 30 students per class can easily have over 1000 pieces of paper to grade and post every week.
  11. 11. • GradeCam dramatically reduces the amount of time required by educators to collect & analyze data from the classroom. • GradeCam is a data collection and analysis tool Time Savings
  12. 12. Brevard County Florida 8th-Grade Benchmark Testing 4/23/09 Time Savings
  13. 13. Brevard County Florida 8th-Grade Benchmark Testing 4/23/09 Time Savings
  14. 14. Time Savings That’s 7 ½ hours that could have been used improving student test scores.
  15. 15. Grade 30 exams in 1 minute Time Savings
  16. 16. Save Time Input grades into gradebooks by pressing one button
  17. 17. Save Time You can grade: • Multiple Choice • True/False • Credit/No Credit • Point-Based (10pt/5pt) • Scored Assignments (Essays) • Benchmarks
  18. 18. Save Money GradeCam Is much less expensive than old assesment systems.
  19. 19. The Old Way Burning Money Hypothetical Example District 60,000 students 75 Schools
  20. 20. The Old Way Burning Money $5,625 OMR machine x 75 schools $421,875
  21. 21. $0.15 ea x 60,000 students x 4 tests/yr $36,000 The Old Way Burning Money
  22. 22. $1,100 maintenance plan x 75 schools $82,500 The Old Way Burning Money
  23. 23. The Old Way Burning Money $421,875 Scanners $36,000 Test Forms $82,500 Maintenance Plan Total: $540,375
  24. 24. The Old Way Burning Money And this does nothing to improve student outcomes.
  25. 25. GradeCam Savings • Free test forms • No maintenance costs • Uses inexpensive Web or Document Cameras
  26. 26. GradeCam Savings GradeCam Introductory Price $2.00 per student/year Savings over OMR machines $420,375
  27. 27. “Do I really know enough about the understanding of my pupils to help each of them?”
  28. 28. Arne Duncan U.S. Secretary of Education November 17, 2010 “ Technology can play a huge role in increasing educational productivity, but not just as an add-on or for high- tech reproduction of current practices… we need to change the underlying processes to leverage the capabilities of technology.”
  29. 29. Pressures From Above • No Child Left Behind • Data Drive Decision Making • Formative Assessment • Differentiated Instruction • Response to Intervention • Annual Yearly Progress • Benchmarks & Standards • Just to name a few…
  30. 30. Data Driven Decision Making • Data Driven Decision Making (DDDM) was part of the No Child Left Behind Act. • It is a system of teaching and management practices that gets better information about students into the hands of teachers & administrators.
  31. 31. • Without the proper tools, pressure to do formative assessment translates to more grading, more data entry, and more work on teachers that are already stressed. Data Driven Decision Making
  32. 32. Summative Assessment Occurs at the end of instruction and determines if the content being taught was retained. This is the traditional practice. Formative vs. Summative Assessment
  33. 33. Formative vs. Summative Assessment Formative Assessment Using feedback from learning activities to adapt teaching to meet the learner's needs.
  34. 34. Formative Assessment ” Firm evidence shows that formative assessment is an essential component of classroom work and that its development can raise standards of achievement. Indeed, we know of no other way of raising standards where such an evidence-based case can be made.” British professors Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam
  35. 35. Benchmarks play a critical role in informing administrators as to how students are performing against the standards. Benchmarks
  36. 36. • By the time benchmark results are available, it’s largely too late to influence the classroom process of teaching and learning. • Teacher’s need a method, on a day-to- day basis, to know how their students are doing, in order to modify instruction and improve benchmark and standard scores. Benchmarks
  37. 37. The GradeCam Classroom Feedback Cycle
  38. 38. Response to Intervention GradeCam is a highly effective at: • Tracking results from interventions • Helping to evaluate interventions • Providing required documentation to satisfy RtI requirements.
  39. 39. Your Data is Safe GradeCam’s servers and network infrastructure exceed security “best practices” administered by banking, healthcare, and the education industry.
  40. 40. Your Data is Safe
  41. 41. • Servers are hosted at a dedicated location in Silicon Valley. • Guards are on site 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Your Data is Safe
  42. 42. • Access requires biometric hand scanning in addition to a security card. Your Data is Safe
  43. 43. • Our CEO is the only person who has access to student data aside from you. Your Data is Safe
  44. 44. • At the age of 15 Rob was hired by the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop software to protect the nations nuclear facilities from the threat of hackers. Your Data is Safe
  45. 45. Working with You. GradeCam is not a large corporation. We have nine employees and about 500,000 users.
  46. 46. If you need support, we’ll answer the phone. Working with You.
  47. 47. We can customize GradeCam to meet your needs. Working with You.
  48. 48. Working with You. Together we can enhances education and fulfill our shared goal of creating better lives for the students we serve.
  • HenryLokrit

    Dec. 28, 2015

This presentation shares the Grade cam software to all teachers and administrators who are interested.

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