20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

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The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Now, Mike, you have five ideas for us today, to do formative assessments.

Why Formative Assessments Matter

The Web20Classroom

At the end of the week was the big assessment. Some got an answer here or there but for the most part, there were no bright spots from this assessment. Formative assessments changed my classroom. How can you use formative assessments today? formative assessment

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately.

Mindful Literacy Assessment

Reading By Example

” She was referring to our screener results, the computerized assessments we have our students take in fall, winter, and spring. Unfortunately, educators too often end up in service to the assessment. Rather, I would direct our attention to more mindful literacy assessment.

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. Thomas Guskey reflects today on what makes a good assessment.

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

That’s because, formative assessment is in my toolkit and I’m empowered to poll the whole class with a click. Formative assessment is here. Different from summative assessment, the goal of formative assessment is to know what they know as knowledge is forming in their minds.

A Free, Downloadable ‘Assessment For Learning’ Prompt sheet.

EdTech4Beginners

Assessment for Learning (AfL) is the process of finding out how much progress students have made in their learning and then planning next steps for them. You can freely download, share or print the PDF: Assessment For Learning .

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

It will also help you with both formative and summative assessments, and it will enter your grades into any electronic grade book directly from GradeCam. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments. Make assessment simple.

4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Practical Advice from Research to Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Too many times the research is completely disconnected from the classroom. Gradecam: A Fantastic Tool for Assessment is Today’s Sponsor.

10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas You May Not Know

Brilliant or Insane

Pre-assessment is a powerful instructional tool. I became acquainted with pre-assessment during the early years as a classroom teacher. The post 10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas You May Not Know appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. We created Assessment Items.

How I Use Video For Assessment In My Classroom

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How I Use Video For Assessment In My Classroom contributed by Steve Wheeler, Learning Innovations Consultant I have always believed that assessment should be primarily for the benefit of the student, not the teacher. I concede that teachers need to know how their students are progressing, and this is very much a part of the assessment […]. The post How I Use Video For Assessment In My Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

Top 5 Ways to Get Creative with Assessment

EdTechTeam

One of the most powerful things about implementing technology in the classroom is the ability to capture a student’s learning cycle in varied ways. A lot of assessment practices can get pigeon-holed in the idea that there is only one way that students can show what they know.

Best Formative Assessment Tools For The Classroom

TeacherCast

In this episode of AskTheTechCoach, we look at Formative Assessment Tools that can be used in the classroom. The post Best Formative Assessment Tools For The Classroom appeared first on TeacherCast. Ask the Tech Coach Formative Assessment

Understanding the Classroom Assessment Gap

techlearning

A recent Tech & Learning survey of over 500 teachers, principals, and district administrators revealed noteworthy disparities between the realities of teachers assessment experiences inside their classrooms and the perceptions of principals and district administrators outside the classroom.

A Lesson in Assessing Web Content Validity

EmergingEdTech

A Lesson Using Kathy Schrock’s “5 W’s” to Evaluating Web Site Content I teach an introductory level technology course at The College of Westchester, focused on emerging. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

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Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work.

The Importance of Assessment AS Learning

The Principal of Change

Lately, I have been focusing on “common assessments” versus “common understandings.” ” I have written about this in the past and shared the following ideas on why “common assessments” do not necessarily do what they hope they do.”

Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

The Web20Classroom

When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment. Deliver content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. Here are a few sites and apps to help with formative assessments. formative assessment

Google Classroom: Assess Student Work FASTER [infographic]

Teacher Tech

Link to Infographic in Google Draw Having a good workflow for assessing student work is essential. Here is my workflow for giving feedback through Google Classroom. Assignment Title To find student work in Google Classroom go to the Stream in Google Classroom and find the assignment. The post Google Classroom: Assess Student Work FASTER [infographic] appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate classroom google

What’s Up With… Formative and Summative Assessment?

Where Learning Clicks

There are many different assessment methods out there for evaluating student progress. Two of the most common types of assessments are formative and summative. Is there a “winner” in the battle between formative and summative assessment?

7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

An Every Classroom Matters Episode with Garnet Hillman. Assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. (We We learn the tools and tips to help us with assessments. Why should formative assessments be more reflective ?

Slides for Interactive Assessment

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While we should continue to work with legislators, vital stakeholders, and other key policy-makers to change this practice, we need to ensure that students are best prepared for these assessments. From there, attach the entire Slidedeck on Classroom as “Every student gets a copy.”

4 Highly Rated Rubric-Assessed Web Apps to Kick Up Your Classroom & Lessons

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Better Video Lessons, Curriculum Management, Classroom Management, and Review with These Awesome Free Web Apps With the school year in full swing and students settling into their routines, October is.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment.

My article for the TES: How to… Use technology to support assessment.

EdTech4Beginners

It was about ways tech tools can support assessment in the classroom. Have you got any other tech tools which help when assessing pupils? Tagged: apps , assessment , edtech , education , tech , technology. education apps assessment edtech tech technology

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Information and links on this assessment idea.

Creative Quiz Ideas: Reinventing Classroom Assessment

Fractus Learning

It allows the student to assess their own knowledge rather than guessing and feeling triumphant when they get lucky. I have used each of these quiz ideas with a lot of success in my classrooms. Assessment Discussion

Embracing Formative Assessments This School Year

The Web20Classroom

I always enjoyed getting back into my classroom, setting things up and getting pumped for the journey ahead with my students. One area of improvement still to this day I wish I could go back and improve even more was assessment. Mainly, embracing formative assessment.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid To Ask

The Web20Classroom

Recently Shaelynn Farnsworth and I had a great and engaging discussion on the topic of Formative Assessment for ACER Education. Some of the highlights: What Is Formative Assessment —As you can tell from our video, there are many ways to describe formative assessment.

The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

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The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment. In terms of pedagogy, the primary purpose of an assessment is to provide data to revise planned instruction. Student self-assessment is tricky, but a key matter of understanding. Assessments can obscure more than they reveal.

The Data Says…What? (Or: Why we struggle to make sense of literacy assessment results)

Reading By Example

Our instructional leadership team recently analyzed the last two years of writing assessment data. Anytime I wade into the weeds of literacy assessment, I feel like I come out messier than when I entered. One assessment, tried and true, is the running record for reading comprehension.

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150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. The Really Good Stuff team has curated the best apps in education for the K-2 to classroom — all in one place. Apps are organized in seven categories of classroom content.

“Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings”

The Principal of Change

In a recent discussion, I was asked about “common assessments” in a classroom. The thought here is that no matter what classroom you were in, the assessments would look the same.

How to Create Formative Classroom Assessments

MiddleWeb

Teacher-Made Assessments: How to Connect Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Learning (2nd Ed) by Gareis and Grant gets reviewer Anne Anderson's gold star for usefulness and practicality with its guidelines offering plentiful techniques and examples.

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques. These can be formal–formative or summative assessment, multiple choice, short answer, essay, matching, and related iconic “test” forms. So what about assessment as a matter of tone and purpose?

Peer assessment

Learning with 'e's

While exploring peer learning I also raised the question of peer assessment, and wondered whether some teachers might think this would be a bridge too far. Peer assessment is clearly a more complex proposition than peer learning.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The students should be stakeholders in their education and have accountability, responsibility, and be actively engaged in and out of the classroom. Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ).

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. Let me just challenge you, “How are you assessing your district?

Assessments to play reduced classroom role

eSchool News

Obama Administration moves to limit how frequently assessments are used in the classroom. ” “One essential part of educating students successfully is assessing their progress in learning to high standards. Some states are already taking action to reduce assessments.