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Check for Understanding With Digital Tools! 10 Formative Assessment Strategies for Classrooms

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYOD

Wednesday, June 26, 10:00–11:00 am
Location: 115A

Dr. Monica Burns  
Learn how to make formative assessment meaningful (so it counts), sustainable (so it lasts) and scalable (so everyone in your school does it too). This interactive session isn’t about the tools, but how you use them to gather data that tells a story of student learning.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Flipgrid, Nearpod, Google Forms
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/standards
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.
  • Use assessment data to guide progress and communicate with students, parents and education stakeholders to build student self-direction.
  • Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will explore how technology tools can differentiate formative assessment opportunities and routines in the classroom. Participants will try out different models for formative assessment perfect for 1:1, BYOB or limited access to devices.


5 min - Introduction, setting the stage, formative assessment overview; 10 min - checking for understanding before a lesson; 10 min - checking for understanding during a lesson; 10 min - hands on formative assessment activity, 10 min - checking for understanding after a lesson; 5 min - goal setting and questions

Supporting research

-- Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD)
-- #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessment with Technology​ (Corwin Press)

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Dr. Monica Burns, Class Tech Tips, LLC

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