Gamify your Formative Assessment

Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 4

Participate and share

[Participate and share : Poster]

Wednesday, June 28, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 4

Lindsey Blass   Dr. Kristina Mattis   Cate Tolnai  
When was the last time your students entered begging for formative assessment? Come discuss how gamifying formative assessment can increase motivation and engagement, while allowing you to make strategic instructional decisions. Experience gamified formative assessment in action through engaging in actual lessons that you could use with your students.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
ISTE Standards: Coaches : Teaching, learning and assessments

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will gain an understanding of how formative assessment can be used to drive instruction and allow teachers to provide systematic and timely interventions to meet students' needs. They will explore the role of gamification in increasing student motivation and engagement, as well as perseverance in problem-solving when engaging in formative assessment. They will engage in hands-on learning using a variety of digital assessment tools that gamify formative assessment.


-The importance of regular implementation of Formative Assessment (5-10 min): Use to drive instruction, Focus towards students learning vs teacher teaching, Growth based on evidence of student work, Du Four: Are students learning what they need to know? Can provide systematic, timely, interventions to meet the needs of students based on evidence

-Effects of gamification in instruction (5-10 min): Increased motivation and engagement, Perseverance in problem-solving

-Hands-on Digital tools for gamified formative assessment (5-10 min), Kahoot vs. Quizizz (benefits/drawbacks to each)
Plickers, Go Formative, Google Forms (Choose your own assessment pathway)

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Lindsey Blass, San Francisco Unified School District

Lindsey works as a Digital Learning Integration Designer for San Francisco Unified School District. Her passion is in creating modern learning environments that leverage technology to personalize instruction. She believes learning should be FUN for both adults and students! M.A. Learning Design & Tech. Leading Edge Professional Learning Leader. Google Certified Innovator #GoogleEI #MTV16.

Dr. Kristina Mattis, San Francisco Unified School District @kristinamattis @SFUSDdot @SFUnified

Cate Tolnai, CUE, Inc

Cate Tolnai is an Academic Technology Specialist at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across grade levels and content areas. She loves to talk digital badges, personalized PL, G Suite, and all things awesome. #ConnectedTL #Sketch50 #badgechatk12

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June 25-28, 2017

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