App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Beyond the Bubble was named a Best EdTech Tool of 2017.
Beyond the Bubble
Top-quality assessments challenge students to think like historians
Pros: The assessments reward critical thinking vs. memorization; the rubrics and student samples aid implementation.
Cons: No supports for ELLs or other students with language challenges who may have trouble with the complex documents.
Bottom Line: A ready-to-go, pedagogically sound route for refocusing formative assessment on critical thinking and literacy rather than memorization.
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