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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...

FlipQuiz.me

Remember all the hours it took to create a review game before a big test?  Now you can save time and invest all that energy into creating deep and...

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 various kinds of information...

Google Forms: Self-grading Quizzes

In this video tutorial by Richard Byrne, author of the blog Free Technology For Teachers, demonstrates how easy it is to set-up and use Google Forms...

What the Heck Is a Tubric?

For any teacher who has struggled with creating a foundational driving question for a PBL unit, the tubric could be the answer! This video explains...

Class Dojo Student-led Portfolios

Class Dojo has launched some great new features that allow parents and students to share the classroom experience. If you are already a Dojo user...

Google Slides: Audience Tools

Jamie Keat, from Teacher's Tech, outlines the new feature in Google Slides that allows real-time interaction with your audience. If you are a...

Question Formulation Technique (QFT) for Formative Assessment

Why is it when children are young they ask question after question, but as they grow older they become more passive learners who ask very few...

A Changing History of Assessment

Assessment is changing, or needs to change, alongside our changing students.  Learners today are preparing for a very diverse career path and...

5 Ways to Use Socrative in the Math Classroom

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

CommonLit Tutorial

If you've looking for quality, rigorous, and standards-based texts for literacy instruction, look no further! There is now a online library of free...

Blendspace: The Student Perspective

Learning new digital tools and techniques is fun, but sometimes we forget to think about what it looks like to our students. This video will show you...