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Let's Get Digital: The 10 Best Data & Assessment Tools

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Sunday, June 23, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: Terrace Ballroom IV, Level 4 (near Posters)

Kate Grunow   Janice Harding   Dr. Jennifer Parker  
Move from #formative to #FABULOUS! Come for the lightning speed round edition of our favorite online tools for formatives, interactives, and data analysis. This guided tour of free resources explores innovative ways to do polling, surveys, video, interactives, LMS and OER options and more! Experience the Top 10 and Beyond!

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head 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: Participants will experience as a student, and will be provided codes/credentials at the session in live-time.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/standards
Grade level: PK-12
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.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to provide participants with an opportunity to experience a variety of emerging trends in formative and interactive assessment.

Participants will:
Know about the types of data collected in education, and the types of tools/resources that support this process
Understand how digital tools can provide interactive experiences in formative assessment
Make connections between the digital tools and the types of data collected for progress monitoring, performance, process, and demographics.
Transfer the learning into a plan to improve formative assessment experiences for students in your own classroom.


5 mins - Welcome/Introduction
10 mins - Project Connections
*21things Project
*T3PD Model
*Other Online Resources
10 mins - Standards Connections
Analyst - Educator, Coach, Students
10 mins - Best Practice Connections
*What do Objectives & Feedback Look Like?
*How does formative assessment impact teaching and learning?
20 mins - Digital Connections
*Tool Shoot Out - Top 10
5 mins - Audience share out/Q & A

If Snapshot format - reduce to 30 minutes

Participants will engage in a minimum of 10 assessment activities - if time allows others will be shared. An opportunity will be provided at the end for participants to share out their own favorites (back channel or other methods).

Supporting research

Andersson, C., & Palm, T. (2017). The impact of formative assessment on student achievement: A study of the effects of changes to classroom practice after a comprehensive professional development programme. Learning and Instruction, 49, 92-102.

Fabiano, G. A., Reddy, L. A., & Dudek, C. M. (2018). Teacher coaching supported by formative assessment for improving classroom practices. School Psychology Quarterly, 33(2), 293.

Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2015). Checking for understanding: Formative assessment techniques for your classroom. ASCD.

Shirley, M. L., & Irving, K. E. (2015). Connected classroom technology facilitates multiple components of formative assessment practice. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 24(1), 56-68.

Wiliam, D., & Thompson, M. (2017). Integrating assessment with learning: What will it take to make it work?. In The future of assessment (pp. 53-82). Routledge.

T3PD Model (Parker, 2015)

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Kate Grunow, Macomb Intermediate School District
Janice Harding, Macomb Intermediate SD
Dr. Jennifer Parker, Macomb Intermediate SD
ISTE Certified

Interactive Learning/School Improvement & Data Consultant at Macomb Intermediate School District. Co-creator of 21things4 Project, which earned ISTE Seal of Alignment. Received the ISTE 2018 Outstanding Leader Award. Served K-12 students as a CTE Business teacher, K-12 Library Media, and District Instructional Technology & Media. Presenter at many local, state, and national conferences on educational technology to improve instruction and engagement, ISTE Standards, school data and assessment, and the best free technology for K-12. State Project Director, MISchoolData Professional Development. She has a BS, MA, and Ed.D. from Central Michigan University, and an MBE from Eastern Michigan University.

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