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#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.
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781506361901
- Published By: Corwin
- Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
- Year: 2017
- Page Count: 128
- Publication date: March 21, 2017
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
- 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
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
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Pamela L. Opel, Special Education Instructional Specialist, 6 – 12
"Since NCLB came into play, data has been driving instruction whether or not the teachers were able to best determine how to calculate and apply the data in real-time. Often this is due to the fact that the data teachers receive is not real-time data, but rather data from the prior year and is technically out-of-date for the specific student, and the other reason is simply because undergraduate classes just do not teach how to figure the types calculations f data that would be applicable in different given situations and then what to do with that for the data to improve student performance. Teachers are and historically have been excellent at gathering, recording, and reporting data; however that is where the buck stopped. This book will be the ticket to board the train that gets them to understanding progress monitoring and calculating growth as well as what to do with the information once they get it."
Gulfport School District, MS
Christine Landwehrle, K-12 Director of Curriculum
"Teachers often recognize the need for formative assessment but don’t have enough 'tricks in their bag' to properly employ on a routine basis. Combining formative assessment with technology can help a teacher expand their repertoire while also simplifying data collection and analysis."
SAU 39, Amherst, NH
Shelly Sanchez Terrell, International Speaker and Author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers
"#FormativeTech is an incredible guide and resource for teachers who are integrating technology into their classrooms. Teachers will find useful information about assessing students successfully with technology and using this data for student success as well as discover resources for ensuring students are learning at their best with the technology."
"This book is a great resource for all teachers. Assessment can often be seen as a four-letter-word, but Monica Burns reminds us that if done well, it can be a tool in better supporting student learning and creating student empowerment. #FormativeTech is approachable and full of 'use it on Monday' ideas. I can't wait to share this with my colleagues!"Jennie Magiera, Educator and Author of Courageous Edventures
Todd Finley, PhD, Editorial Assistant and Blogger
"Monica Burns is savvy about teaching, assessment, and how technology enhances both. Her deep expertise on the subject and knowledge of formative assessment research—through a personable, no-nonsense voice—makes her the perfect guide through these absorbing tools, tips, and anecdotes. The ideas from this super-inspiring author are ones you’ll return to often."
Dr. Robert Dillon, Director of Innovative Learning
"There is no better time than now to bring together the powerful learning forces of technology integration and formative assessment. This is showcased beautifully through the writing of Monica Burns in a way that is meaningful, sustainable, and scalable for teachers and leaders. This book is an ideal read for educators looking to grow more agile in their use of data to individualize and personalize instruction."
School District of University City
Carl Hooker, Director of Innovation & Digital Learning
"As someone who's been involved in many mobile device initiatives in schools, I've seen first-hand the power devices have in informing instruction when coupled with meaningful formative assessment. In #FormativeTech, Monica Burns does an amazing job of not only delving into the technology part of formative assessment, but also the research behind what can make it most effective for learning. This book is full of tools, strategies and lesson ideas that you can use in your classroom right away to help inform learning and make it meaningful, sustainable and scalable."