Sat.May 20, 2023

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Shift to Leveraging Formative Assessment for Metacognition

Catlin Tucker

How can formative assessment data help students to develop their metacognitive skills? Formative assessments are ongoing assessments embedded throughout the learning process. These informal assessments provide information to the teacher about students’ understanding of the material being covered and the skills being introduced. This data allows the teacher to identify where students are struggling, where they are excelling, and where they need additional support.

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Getting Started with BookWidgets

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

BookWidgets: A Quick Tutorial for Teachers BookWidgets is an online platform that allows teachers to create interactive learning activities for their students. With BookWidgets, you can create quizzes, surveys, and games that can be customized to fit your specific needs and shared with students through a variety of channels. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a BookWidget quiz and share it with your students.

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High quality digital resources for narrative assessment


I am just wrapping up another semester supervising graduate students at BU's Academic Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic. In gaining baseline and post-treatment data, I am always steering them to look through the narrative level at microstructure aspects (e.g. complex sentences). For several semesters, we've been using the excellent resources at Columbia University's Leaders Project and their School Aged Language Assessment (SLAM) cards.