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Formative Assessment: Socrative Overview

Socrative is a free web application perfect for formative assessment in the classroom.  Students can respond to teacher-created questions...

Formative Assessment: Plickers

Plickers is a free, powerfully simple tool that allows teachers to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for students to have...

Formative Assessment: Using Plickers in the Classroom

Plickers is a free, powerfully simple tool that allows teachers to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for students to have...

Formative Assessment: Formative

Formative is a formative assessment tool that allows teachers to ask various types of check-for-understanding questions and see their students'...

Formative Assessment: EdPuzzle

EDpuzzle is an engaging and interactive video tool that allows teachers to add various questions (in addition to other elements) throughout the...

Formative Assessment: "What are formative assessments and why should we use them?"

This article from Scholastic is an excellent reminder of what formative assessment should look like in the classroom, as well as why it's so...

Formative Assessment: "Technology Fed Growth in Formative Assessment"

In this Education Week article, clear connections are made to the benefits of using technology for formative assessments in the classroom....

Formative Assessment: Dos and Do Nots Comparison Chart

This comparison chart, excerpted from NCTE's "Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction," is a helpful guide for teachers as they plan...

Formative Assessment: Formative vs. Summative Assessment

This video, featuring Rick Wormeli, digs into the difference between formative and summative assessment.  Additionally, there is a clear explanation...

Google Forms: Overview for Teachers

Google Forms is one of the most useful and versatile tools for a teacher. The power of Forms is its ability to gather information of all kinds and...

Google Forms: Self-grading Quizzes

New Feature! If you are a Google Forms user already, this feature is one you have been waiting for. Now you can automatically grade student quizzes...

Teaching Writing & Grammar with Technology

There are lots of great tools out there that can make grammar instruction more engaging and valuable to students. This video will explore a few and...

Using VoiceThread in Your Classroom

VoiceThread is a powerful tool that can help students in many ways.  Teachers can use it to deliver lessons, use it as a form of assessment, or have...

What is VoiceThreading?

Our communication is becoming more and more convenient and more and more rooted in technology.  VoiceThread is a digital tool that teachers and...

Introducing Recap!

Recap is a simple and free video response and reflection app from Swivl that lets teachers and parents see how students learn using video.  This...

Recap: Learning the Basics

If you are just getting started with Recap, this video will explain how to navigate the teacher dashboard and getting your classes created. It will...

Classroom Video: Socratic Seminar

Socratic Seminar isn't a new strategy by any means, but it is still a very valuable activity that can be used in any classroom. This video gives a...

Nearpod Tutorial

Nearpod has some excellent uses.  It is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that the teacher can control from any device. A teacher can...

10 Ways to Use Nearpod

"The app is ‘web based’ and is accessible on a ‘log in’ basis. This means that you can access your Nearpod account through any device that...

Create a "Never Fail" Quiz with Google Forms

This video demonstrates how to use the "Go to section based on answer" feature of Google Forms to offer students automated, digital re-teaching...