Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

a Talk with Tony Vincent From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. How can we have evidence of learning in the moment? Poll Everywhere.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices


While pushing students to learn outside our classrooms is a step in the right direction, how do we ensure that these experiences lead to deeper learning ? While ensuring rigorous learning experiences is critical, we also must be mindful that we run the risk of schooling students out of their curiosity. Document learning and thinking through blogging when the good ideas hit you!

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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. Either way it gave valuable insight to how the students were learning but also could help shape the lesson for the next day. The students can respond via text message, website or even Twitter.

Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

You can even integrate a Twitter hash tag. Mentimeter – Move over Poll Everywhere. Mentimeter is a great tool that allows you to poll your audience in a variety of ways. You can even create a presentation that has multiple polls.

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Summer 2017 Learning Series-Embracing Formative Assessment

The Web20Classroom

For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning. School may be out for many but the learning we do as educators can last even outside the classroom. Happy Learning! The students can respond via text message, website or even Twitter.

Meeting the Needs of Your Students: UDL

WJU EdTech

The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) is a leading proponent of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). “Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

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How to Utilize Survey & Polling Tools with Web 2.0 OER!


tools that can be easily integrated into teaching and learning. I know teachers everywhere will really fall in love with this time saving resource. Survey & Polling Tools: A Quick Guide Other content includes this same format of information for web 2.0

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9 Uses for Smartphones in the Classroom

Leadership Lounge

But a good next step is having students gather pertinent information and then learn ways to analyze the validity of their sources. Twitter: Setting up a dedicated Twitter feed where teachers post assignments and due dates is a good first step in using this app with students.

Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

My school is a shell of what it once was when one looks at how far we have come in terms of effectively integrating technology, re-envisioning learning spaces, and providing a foundation for a more relevant and meaningful learning experience for all of our students.

Teaching Gen Text authors explain why cell phones should go to school

The Innovative Educator

She has taught students how to record podcasts, use Twitter and post photos to Flickr with their phones. “My How cellphone capabilities are changing learning Willyn Webb , co-author with Nielsen and a high school counselor and assistant principal in Colorado, says that when she started teaching only one video camera was available for her students. With their use of cellphones, students at Webb’s alternative high school are taking on more learning, even without being asked, she says.

Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

Yes, I was the Principal at that time, but my perspective and philosophy as to what constituted a 21st Century learning environment was vastly different than what it is today. We have seen many shifts in terms of instruction, communication, and learning at NMHS resulting in a transformative culture that is more in line to meet the needs of our students. We also had to trust they would use their mobile learning devices (i.e. Cross-posted at the Huffington Post.

Student Response in the Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

Kahoot : is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Free Poll Everywhere : simple response system that works well with live audience by polling them using mobile devices.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments


There are so many ways that kids can creatively show you their learning in a timely and efficient manner, and ways teachers can conduct assessments that take away the testing anxiety that plagues so many kids. Is a sure way to get students to show all that they have learned.

Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14


Fake twitter feeds. I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Midwest Technology Conference in February. Now that things have settled a bit, I have finally had the time to debrief and organize all of the valuable information I received.

Draw on Student Interests to Make the Common Core Work for You

Educator Innovator

As the new school year begins, articles and resources dedicated to helping teachers develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core literacy standards are popping up everywhere. Every student and every class has different interests, and the beginning of the school year is best spent learning about those interests and sharing your own. This was originally posted at Common Sense Graphite.