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Fun Formative (and Summative) Assessment Ideas. 8 Google Forms Formative Assessment Tips. If you use Google Forms for formative assessment quizzes here are some tips for managing the resulting spreadsheet.

8 Google Forms Formative Assessment Tips

When organizing data it is important that your data match. Trying to sort data by student name can be sketchy when students type in their own name. They might use “Robert” one day and “Bob” another. They may simply misspell their name. While I do not need the students ID number it is harder for students to get creative in how they fill it out. Rather than ask for “name” make 2 questions. From the edit screen of the Google Form you want to “View Responses” in the toolbar in order to open the spreadsheet of data. After creating your Google Form go to the live form and take the quiz. By default the first row of the spreadsheet is frozen. On the left hand side, between rows 1 and 2, hover over the freeze bar. Hovering over the column indicators will reveal a small drop down arrow. Sort each question. You probably want to sort by multiple columns.

Like this: Like Loading... Utilizing Google Forms for Formative Assessment - NYNJGS13. Todays Meet. 20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools. TodaysMeet is an easy-to-use, versatile digital tool.

20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools

It can enhance discussions, provide a place for ideas and more. TodaysMeet is so simple yet so versatile that it has become one of my go-to digital tools. It’s designed as a backchannel — the conversation behind what’s going on. TodaysMeet creates personal chat room that you can set up and invite people to. They can quickly and easily write comments or questions for anyone in the chat room to see. TodaysMeet is literally the easiest website to use I’ve ever come across. That’s it. You can immediately share the URL to the room (in our DitchThatTextbook example, the room we would create is TodaysMeet.com/DitchThatTextbook) and start the conversation.

Each message has a 140-character limit, so be concise. 33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom. I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom.

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom

He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of student learning and in his words, “what a difference that made.” 50 Digital Education Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment Success. The beauty of formative assessment is that there is no shortage of strategies and techniques available to teachers to use in their classroom.

50 Digital Education Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment Success

They provide teachers the valuable feedback they need to adjust their teaching so student learning moves forward. Today, digital tools available in smartphones and tablets make implementing formative assessment as easy and effective as ever. Back in April, we updated our growing list of digital formative assessment tools and it’s time to update that list again. Formative Assessment Using Technology. The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class. February 25, 2015 Formative assessment, as we have agreed elsewhere, is assessment for learning which is completely different from summative assessment, which is assessment of learning.

The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class

The insights gained from formative assessments are usually used to decide on the next instructional steps and also inform teachers as to the additional opportunities needed to ensure students' success. Examples of formative assessment include: assigning projects and performances, giving writing assignments, and asking questions. Communicate .. Create .. EdTech: Technology as a Tool for Formative Assessment. As we better understand the difference and the necessity of both formative and summative assessment, the question often asked is, “What are effective ways to formatively assess my students?”

Communicate .. Create .. EdTech: Technology as a Tool for Formative Assessment

To define, formative assessments are the strategies teachers use to see if the students are “getting it”. Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing. As you might know there are some amazing formative assessment tools on the web.

Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

In this post I wish to share some of those with you, along with some things you should think about before using. First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech) Booking Info – Time to think about your school or conference needs. Technology to Support Formative Assessment in ELA.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments. How can you prepare students for workplace experiences that don’t exist yet?

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments

As an educator in this digital age, that’s one of my biggest challenges. Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn't present. Look at the most innovative technology we have today: iPhone, ChromeBook, Galaxy Note, iMac, or whatever your favorite tool might be. You are literally looking at the worst piece of technology our students will see in their lifetime.

Technology will only get better, because we are constantly working to improve it and make it better. As the second half of the school year begins, educators around the world share a common focus on preparing our students for standardized testing. The real test is finding ways to truly get your students excited about learning and showing what they know in non-traditional ways. Kahoot.it: This is a free, game-based classroom response system. Blubbr: This lets you play and create video trivia games. Formative Assessment Tech Tools - Keystone Area Education Agency. Formative Assessment or Assessment for Learning Formative assessment is a process, not an assessment tool or instrument, which includes collecting information on student progress toward a learning goal.

Formative Assessment Tech Tools - Keystone Area Education Agency

The information is used to adjust instruction and increase student learning. 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools. I thought I could read my students' body language.

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned forever changed my views on being a better teacher. Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment. Digital Technology Tools for Implementing Formative Assessment – Post One. We’ve blogged numerously on classroom formative assessment strategies that can be implemented easily into everyday classroom activities. All of the formative assessment blogs we’ve done to date can be categorized into various types, to include: – Rubrics – All student response systems – No hands up – Feedback – Activating self and peers – Eliciting evidence of student learning Within each of these formative assessment categories, there are digital tools that can help facilitate the assessment, most of which are free or affordable.

In this blog we’ll identify and share digital tools for the first two categories, and we’ll cover tools for the other categories in subsequent blog posts. Rubrics. Seven Tech Tools for Fast Formative Assessment. By Curtis Chandler You and I would be hard-pressed to find a teacher who’s against formative assessment. We would have better luck finding someone who hates whales or pizza. In theory, every teacher is regularly designing and deploying a variety of outcomes-based learning activities that help the teacher determine where students are in the learning process.

And then adjusting their instruction accordingly (Greenstein, 2010). But in practice, formative assessment is more like proper diet and regular exercise—just another one of those things that we all know is important, but few of us have the time and focus to achieve. In education, there is nothing—not even technology—that is a silver bullet.

That’s why I’m always on the hunt for free tech-tools that help me engage students, track their individual achievement, and provide them with opportunities for improvement.