EQ: How do you effectively use technology for formative assessment in the classroomt?


  1. Participants will define formative assessment.
  2. Participants will explore technology tools for formative assessment.
  3. Participants will examine how data from the technology tools can be used for instructional planning.



Why do we use formative assessment?

Tool: answer garden
  • No account required
  • Can limit characters
  • Similar to word cloud - aggregates answers
  • Can password protect for future and editing
  • Can moderate

What types of formative assessment do you use now?

Tool: padlet
  • Account required
  • Personalization - web address, wallpaper, layout, privacy, notifications
  • Sharing features
  • Re-creatable!!

Quick methods for formative assessment

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 2.48.41 PM.pngPlickers
  • Account required
  • App required
  • Card sets - 40 or 63, large or small font, card stock, lamination
  • Cannot get detailed results after assessment

  • Account required but can teacher can use public games
  • User created games allow for downloading of results
  • Web-based
  • Quiz, Discussion, Survey

Other tools for formative assessment

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 2.56.59 PM.pngPopplet
  • Account not required but needed for collaborative popplets
  • Can export as pdf or jpeg
  • Images, text, drawing, colors

Sites to explore - Lessons with assessments built in - Requires investment of time to use

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.52.19 PM.pngDiscovery Education
  • Account required for teacher and student
  • Class setup required
  • Web-based but accessible on iPad through student links page
  • Assignment builder - can load audio and video (whole or segments) from Discovery Education with questions
Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 2.58.30 PM.pngNearpod
  • Account required
  • Student account not required
  • Web-based or app to play
  • Web-based to create or used community created presentations
  • Can purchase presentations
  • Content - slides, video, slideshow
  • Activity - open-ended, quiz, draw
  • Must publish before you can use but then cannot edit
  • To edit you need to copy presentation
Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 10.13.14 PM.pngEducanon

  • Account required
  • Student account required - not currently listed on RUP
  • Integration with Schoology
  • Web-based video lessons with embedded assessment
  • Multiple video sources
  • Questions - free response, multiple choice, check all that apply, fill in the blank