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Formative
Assessment
Strategies Utilizing Technology

By Patty Stephens
Secondary Math Instructional Specialist,
Northshore School District
Welcome!
Some Nuts and Bolts
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Goals for Today
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Patty likes teaching!
Patty likes teaching!
17 years in the classroom
4 years teaching Junior High
13 years teaching High School
Currently the Secondary Math Instructional
Specialist for Northshore School District
National Board Certification AYA-Math
Assessment Specialist
Passionate about Ed Tech
Two Events that
Shaped My Teaching
Assessment TrainingSustainable
Institute (ATI)
Class
+
My Philosophy

Use technology to
Assess FOR Learning
How do you know
that they know?
Assessment FOR Learning
Research-based Appropriate
Assessment + Instructional
Strategies Technologie
s
= Engaged students!
Assessment FOR Learning
Research-based Appropriate
Assessment + Instructional
Strategies Technologie
s
= Immediate
Feedback
Assessment FOR Learning
Research-based Appropriate
Assessment + Instructional
Strategies Technologie
s
= Informed Decision Making
What is Formative Assessment?
A deliberate process used by teachers
and students during instruction that
provides actionable feedback that is used
to adjust ongoing teaching and learning
strategies to improve students
attainment of curricular learning
targets/goals.
Formative Assessment Process

Clarify
Elicit
Intended
Evidence
Learning

Act on Interpret
Evidence Evidence
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Why?
Why use Formative Assessment?
Why Use
Formative
Assessment?
Hattie Ranking:
Teaching Effects

Source: Visible Learning, Hattie (2009)


Diagram: www.visible-learning.org
Formative Assessment Tech Tools
Criteria: Types of Tools:
A process 1. Student response
Used by teachers systems
and students 2. Feedback tools
During instruction 3. Tools to capture
Provides actionable student thinking
feedback
Used to adjust
teaching and learning
Student response systems
Socrative
http://m.socrative.com, Room 350750
Uses: Warm-ups, Quizzes, Questioning
during instruction, Exit Slips
Tech requirements:
teacher device
one device per student (computer, iPad or
smartphone)
Web browser or iPad app
Trig Functions of a 3-4-5 Triangle
Quick Question:
Which trig function would have the largest
value?
A. sin A
B. cos A
C. tan A
D. cant tell
Trig Functions of a 3-4-5 Triangle
Quiz: Trig Functions for 3-4-5 Triangle
Quiz modes:
Student Paced Immediate Feedback
Student Paced Student Navigation
Teacher Paced
Trig Functions of a 3-4-5 Triangle
Space Race
Trig Functions of a 3-4-5 Triangle
Exit Ticket
1. Your name
2. How well did you understand todays
material?
3. What did you learn in todays class?
4. Please answer the teachers question.
Suggestions:
Solve a problem.
What did you find challenging today?
What helped you learn today?
Plickers
https://www.plickers.com/
Good for quick checks for
understanding
Multiple choice responses only
Tech requirements:
one teacher device with camera
(iPad or smartphone)
Printed student cards: 5x8 or 8x11
How Familiar are you with DOK?

A. DOK? What does that stand for?


B.
C.
D. I could teach a course on DOK!

Live View of Pattys Classroom


ActivePrompt
http://activeprompt.org
Good for visual prompts
Tech requirements:
Teacher device
Student devices
The Scrambler

View on YouTube
The Scrambler
Dan Meyers Scrambler
http://vimeo.com/58330400
Position at 2:35 Make a guess:
What will the red
scrambler's position
be at the end of the
ride?
Poll:
Position at 2:20 http://activeprompt.org/poll/YN

Responses:
http://activeprompt.org/view/M
Answer to the Scrambler
View Act 3
http://vimeo.com/58330403
ActivePrompt
More Examples:
How are you feeling?
http://activeprompt.org/poll/ZBRJG
http://activeprompt.org/poll/AUHVW
Whats the answer?
http://activeprompt.org/poll/KCMPH
Other Student Response Systems
Everyslide https://everyslide.com
Collects audience responses while
presenting Powerpoint
Downside: Powerpoints become static, no
video or animation
Kahoot! https://getkahoot.com/
Geddit
Google Forms
Feedback tools
For Providing Actionable and/or Automatic Feedback to Students
Gathering Feedback
Student Response Systems
Backchannels
TodaysMeet
Twitter hashtags
Boards
AnswerGarden
Linoit
Providing Actionable Feedback
Classkick www.getclasskick.com
Free iPad app
As students work on iPad, teachers can see
their live work and give instant private feedback
Review by Dan Meyer
Providing Actionable Feedback
Classkick
Providing Automatic Feedback
Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
Free for educators
Creates assessments in a variety of formats
Auto-scoring; Moodle plug-in for data collection

Drag & Drop: Flashcards


Polynomial graphs Crossword
Trig properties Quiz
Download these quizzes from Dropbox
Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/

Activities:
Flashcards: Adding/Subtracting Integers
Scatter: Parent Functions
Space Race: Degrees & Radians
Capturing student thinking
Turn and Talk:
What actionable feedback would you give this
student?
What adjustments would you make in your
instruction based on this work?
Mathcasts

AMathCastis a screen recording that


captures a persons voice and handwriting
as s/he explains a mathematical concept or
solves a problem.

Student Mathcast:
Area of a Triangle by 5th grader Taylor
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Mathcast: Right Triangle Problem by Mark

Turn and Talk:


What actionable feedback would you give
Mark?
What adjustments would you make in
your instruction?
Screencasting Resources
Recording software: Whiteboard software:
My personal favorite: Free web-based:
Camtasia Studio https://awwapp.com/
Free web-based: Free for iPad:
Screenr.com Educreations or
Smartboard: built-in Doceri
capability
Our Agenda
o so p hy
d Phi l
u n d a n
kg r o
Bac r m at i ve
a t is F o
W h t ?
s s m e n ti v e
A ss e o r m a
l s fo r F
ch T o o
Te e n t s
s sm s tem
Asse e po
s n se Sy
d e n t R
-S tu l s
c k T o o k i ng
ee d b a t s T h i n
- F
St u d en
t u r i n g
- Cap
Turn & Talk
Which of the tech tools you
saw today might you try?
Do you have another tech tool you
use in your own classroom for
formative assessment?
Can you think of a different way you
could use one of these technologies
in your classroom?
https://todaysmeet.com/FAwithTech
Contact Info

Patty Stephens
pstephens@nsd.org
Contact Info
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