Generation YES launches new version of literacy assessment & certification program
Generation YES, a student-centered technology learning outfit, has unveiled the latest version of the TechYES student technology literacy assessment and certification program. TechYES gives teachers and students access to an online support system for project-based, standards-aligned learning and assessment.
Generation YES designed TechYES to be the online assessment tool for the future of learning. It helps teachers create authentic learning opportunities aligned with the Common Core standards, technology literacy standards, and provides a showcase of best practices from around the world.
The new TechYES system allows students and teachers to plan and manage classroom projects, communicate about their projects, assess projects against national standards, and includes a electronic portfolio so that student projects can be stored in the cloud. When teachers and students deem their projects worthy, they can publish them to a global Showcase accessible to other TechYES students and teachers.
These advanced features in TechYES support true project-based learning and assessment in all academic areas:
• Technology literacy assessment and certification based on the ISTE NETS for students
• Common Core standards alignment
• 2GB of secure, cloud-based storage for each student
• Student and teacher resources – guides, curriculum, planning tools all online
• Curriculum that meets e-rate requirements for Internet safety and cyberbullying
• Extended technology literacy curriculum for the 21st century project-based classroom
• Easy-to-use dashboards, messaging, administrative tools and reports
• Peer mentoring and teacher assessment built-in
“Generation YES has more than a decade of experience creating online tools that support project-based, technology-infused learning, and TechYES is the culmination of all that experience,” said Sylvia Martinez, Generation YES president in a prepared statement. “It’s simple, easy to use, and supports authentic assessment the way authentic assessment is done in real classrooms.”