Five Ways to Reimagine Digital Assessments

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Holly Clark  
As we move more purposefully from analog to digital learning environments, we need to rethink what our assessments can and should look like and unpack the information they provide. Explore five ways you can gather rich information about student learning and growth. All ideas backed with research.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/use of data
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Creative Communicator
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

As we make the move to blended classrooms, we must understand how important the shift is to digital pedagogies. These pedagogies require that we understand how assessment must shift from multiple choice - worksheet based instruction to a more visible form of learning.


Hands- on Learning Activity: “Rethinking Digital Assessments” activity infused with technology that we use to break down the learning framework and the new thinking and strategies needed to rethink assessment.

Using the learning framework we will look at learning outcomes and the technology tools that can be used to amplify the learning process.
Looking closely at making thinking and learning visible - what that means and student examples.

2. Breakdown of student examples - unpacking and looking at the power of talking about learning.
Hands-On Example
Group Analysis

Add ideas to collaborative learning doc

3 Three tools that deepen the assessment experience
Flipgrid, Adobe Spark and Screencastify

4. More Examples
From Making Meaning to Transfer of Knowledge
Hands-on learning reflection

5. Reflections, Resources and Question Time

Supporting research

This session will be based around ideas of Making Student Thinking Visible by both Ron Richard and John Hattie. It will include a look at essential questions from Understanding By Design by Grant Wiggens and Jay McTighe. It will look at the constructs of cognitive learning theory found in Make it Stick by Peter Brown. All concepts part of the book are also included The Chromebook Infused Classroom authored and researched by the presente

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Holly Clark, The Infused Classroom

Holly Clark is an education thought leader, international speaker, bestselling author and student advocate. She’s a veteran educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in a 1:1 classroom, and over five years as an administrator in public and private schools. She holds a master’s degree in instructional design and educational technology from Columbia University. Clark is passionate about helping teachers create classrooms where students want to learn and can become the agents of their own thinking and understanding. She’s is a National Board Certified Teacher , MIEE and Google Certified Innovator .

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