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33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom

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. 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.” Formative assessment is ‘easier than you think’ and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier. We’ve shared some digital tools before and with the five tools that Steven shared combined with our earlier suggestions there are now 33 digital tools that we’ve uncovered that are free or inexpensive and help teachers implement formative assessment in their classrooms. Here they are: A few of Steven’s discoveries: Lino – A virtual corkboard of sticky-notes so students can provide questions or comments on their learning. Poll Everywhere – Teachers can create a feedback poll or ask questions. Pick Me!

https://www.nwea.org/blog/2014/33-digital-tools-advancing-formative-assessment-classroom/

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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. 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. We’re now at 50 digital education tools and apps that can help teachers implement formative assessment in the classroom, and this list can surely continue to grow. AnswerGarden – A tool for online brainstorming or polling, educators can use this real time tool to see student feedback on questions.Ask3 – This app for the iPad allows students and teachers to collaborate on lessons both in and outside of the classroom.

An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners - Digital Photography School by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. 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 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.

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