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Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessment With Technology

By: Monica Burns

#FormativeTech will show how technology tools can energize teacher practice by providing easy ways to implement formative assessment every day in any K-12 classroom.

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506361901
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
  • Year: 2017
  • Page Count: 128
  • Publication date: March 21, 2017

Price: $29.95

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The forces of technology and formative assessment combined!

Formative assessment is a must for educators, but it can be difficult to juggle with all the demands on a busy teacher’s to-do list. #FormativeTech shows how technology tools can energize teacher practice by providing easy ways to implement formative assessment every day.

In #FormativeTech, you’ll find:

  • Practical tips to use #FormativeTech with the whole class, small groups, and individual students

  • Ideas for assessing project-based and inquiry-based approaches
  • How to evaluate data and communicate results with families

In this book you’ll find tips to make formative assessment meaningful, sustainable, and scalable.

"This book is an ideal read for educators looking to grow more agile in their use of data to individualize and personalize instruction."
Dr. Robert Dillon, Director of Innovative Learning

#FormativeTech is approachable and full of 'use it on Monday' ideas. I can't wait to share this with my colleagues!"
Jennie Magiera, Educator
Author, Courageous Edventures

Key features

Teachers will find:
  • Ideas for using technology to do formative assessment
  • Quick "pulse checks" for the whole class
  • Formative assessment strategies for small groups or individual students
  • Ideas for formatively assessing PBL and inquiry-based approaches
  • How to evaluate data
  • Advice for communicating assessments to parents & families
  • Practical tips for integrating technology
  • QR Codes to additional resources


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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia. Monica is the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016) and #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin Press, 2017).

Dr. Burns visits school across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. She also provides support to organizations using technology to reach children and families in need. Her mission is to help educators place tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology. You can find out more about working with Monica, and her books and resources, by visiting

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author

Introduction: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Best Practices

1. Formative Assessment 101

2. Transform Practice: Embedded Everyday

3. Elevate Practice: Quick and Simple Whole-Class Tips

4. Using #FormativeTech With Independent Learners

5. Integrating #FormativeTech Into Long-Term Projects

6. Organizing and Analyzing: #FormativeTech Beyond the Spreadsheet

7. Communicating With Families: Using Tech to Inform