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Formative Assessment Can Be Fun!

There are many ways you can quickly check in with your students to assess their understanding of concepts. Here are some resources and sites that will give you fun ways to assess.
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Formative Assessment Can Be Fun!
  • Plickers

    Webtool
    plickers.com
    plickers.com
    Jennifer Bond says:
    Plickers allows you to print off paper QR codes that allow each student to answer multiple choice questions easily while you scan the classroom using the app. The technology is great, as you can instantly see what students answered, a bar graph of the total results, and all of your data is archived in a web-based platform!
  • Jennifer Bond says:
    Kids LOVE Kahoot! You can customize a Kahoot quiz show with your questions, or you can choose from a library of Kahoots that have been made public by educators in every level and every subject.
  • Jennifer Bond says:
    Edutopia highlights a presentation created by David Wees on 56 different ways to assess. Each example has a visual of what it would look like in the classroom.
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    The Best Value in Formative Assessment

    20 minute read
    Jennifer Bond says:
    It is important to understand the difference between formative and summative assessment. In this article that was published in the Educational Leadership magazine, Stephen and Jan Chappuis compare the two forms of assessment. They also share examples of how it can be used to move learning forward in the classroom by letting students know where they are heading, where they are now, and how they can close the gap. As a teacher, I need to remember how important feedback is to students.
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    -Essential-Elements-of-the-Formative-Assessment-Process.aspx

    Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

    20 minute read
    Jennifer Bond says:
    Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom is a book published by ASCD and written by Connie Moss and Susan Brookhart. This link shares Chapter 1 and it includes several impactful tables that compare formative assessment to summative assessment, linking formative assessment with intrinsic motivation, and recognizing the formative assessment process.
  • edsurge.com
    edsurge.com

    Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments (EdSurge News)

    10 minute read
    Jennifer Bond says:
    This EdSurge blog post by Patricia Brown highlights several creative ways to assess kids using tools like EdPuzzle, Blubbr, and Jeopardy Labs.
  • theartofed.com
    theartofed.com

    20 Quick Formative Assessments You Can Use TODAY

    5 minute read
    Jennifer Bond says:
    This resource, a blog created by art teacher, Sarah Dougherty, showcases many formative assessment activities for classrooms. Many of the assessments are geared towards movement and collaboration with groups/partners.
  • Jennifer Bond says:
    This video, created by Google, interviews a 2nd grade teacher from California. She shares how she uses apps like Socrative and Verso in her classroom, as well as tips for successful formative assessment.
  • Jennifer Bond says:
    This You Tube video brings you into a sixth-grade classroom that uses a collaborate geography game for students to share their learning. Students are interviewed to share their perspectives on how game-based learning can lead to more engagement and higher levels of learning.
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