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Strategies & Formative Assessments - Technology Coach

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"This web page contains Instructional Strategies and Formative Assessments for the classroom to ensure that students access and understand the curriculum. They apply to a variety of learning levels, subject areas, and stages of a lesson."

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Nice list to reference for strategies and formative assessments.

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Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.
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The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
To assess your students' ongoing awareness of what and how they're learning, consider using cameras, screenshots, video, and screencasting as everyday classroom tools.
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Students documenting their learning process and products. Simple ideas but powerful results.

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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Three tech tools -- SAS Curriculum Pathways, Newsela, and EDpuzzle -- can help differentiate instruction by showing where students are and offering appropriate formative assessment.
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Interactive resources to share with teachers. 

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Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.
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Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3 | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Most teachers differentiate their instruction intuitively because not all students are the same. For those willing to commit to DI, the next step is intentional differentiation.
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21 Fun (and Simple) Formative Assessment Tools

21 Fun (and Simple) Formative Assessment Tools | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Here is a list of fun and simple ways to create effective and engaging formative assessment strategies with your students.
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Super list to share with teachers!

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Assessment

Assessment | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Videos, Formative Assessments, Homework Assignments, for Every Common Core standard are available free on OpenEd.com!
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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques
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Definite share with teachers.

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Teaching Students Creative and Critical Thinking

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Teaching Students Creative and Critical Thinking | Minds in Bloom http://t.co/qFwqSQYYpj
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Creative ideas, mostly geared toward elementary students and teachers.  Still a secondary teacher could adapt these to fit a middle high or high school classroom.

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A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags

A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning |  e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
This infographic puts Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge frameworks in context with one another. These frameworks can be helpful when thinking about sequencing activities to draw learners deeper into subject matter.
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4 Paths to Engaging Authentic Purpose and Audience

4 Paths to Engaging Authentic Purpose and Audience | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Give students a face for their audience and let them find the passion in their message through problem solving, advocacy, raising awareness, or publication.
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PBL Pilot: Formative Assessment and PBL

PBL Pilot: Formative Assessment and PBL | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Two fifth grade teachers explain how the driving question and the need to know list are a naturally fit for their PBL pilot program.
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Driving Question - Essential Question.  The Need-to-know list being used as a formative assessment at the end of a lesson is super teaching.

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Quick & Easy Formative Assessments UPDATED

Quick & Easy Formative Assessments UPDATED | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Sometimes it feels crazy overwhelming to keep assessing students and know exactly what they do/don't understand. That's where these quick and easy formative assessment ideas comes in! My school dis...
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A definite share with classroom teachers. The printable PDF would be a good hand-out to new teachers.

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.
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Really need to make myself a huge reminder note to tell my teachers about Plickers. I think I even have a set of plickers cards I can share!

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Check out the PDF download of 53 Alternative Formative Assessments.

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Quality Instruction + Differentiation: Beyond the Checklist

Quality Instruction + Differentiation: Beyond the Checklist | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Differentiate instruction through PBL or UBD by personalizing the driving question, having students design their own outcomes, and using the need to know process.
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There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2

There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2 | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Make time for differentiated instruction with small learning teams, daily formative assessments, and managed activities that differentiated content, process, and products.
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Teachers Are in Control: Myth-Busting DI, Part 4

Teachers Are in Control: Myth-Busting DI, Part 4 | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Crafting meaningful choices for students engages them in learning and lightens the teacher's burden of appearing to be in complete control (which rarely works anyway).
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3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Teachers aiming to differentiate learning in their classroom can focus on content, process, and product in giving students opportunities to grow and shine as individuals.
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10 Formative Assessments Tech Tools to Put to the Test in 2015

10 Formative Assessments Tech Tools to Put to the Test in 2015 | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Technology as an instructional tool can be especially powerful when used to conduct formative assessments since it has the ability to provide feedback instantly. Feedback must be timely, personali...
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Great list! Some tools I already use but found a few I haven't tried. Definite ideas to include as Google Classroom assignments.

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I don't really want a 1:1 program - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

I don't really want a 1:1 program - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it

Tim Stahmer at Assorted Stuff writes : Why do we want every student to have a connected device....

 

Doug Johonson: "Instead of being device-centric, our initiatives will be based on using our learning management system to provide differentiated instruction and ubiquitous access to resources to all students in all core classes 6-12."

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Totally agree, we have to figure out what LMS to build instruction and assessment for students. Unless there is another big change out there, Google Classroom is looking pretty good to use as LMS across devices.

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Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments - EdSurge

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments - EdSurge | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
How can you prepare students for workplace experiences that don’t exist yet? As an educator in this digital age, that’s one of my biggest challenges.
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Nice checklist to review with teachers for differentiated instruction and formative assessments.

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Blogging as a Cross-Curricular Teaching Tool - Learning Bird

Blogging as a Cross-Curricular Teaching Tool - Learning Bird | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
As technology finds itself increasingly becoming a part of schools and classrooms, it is critical that we use these tools in the best possible manner. One of these practices, becoming more and more popular, is the blog as a teacher tool. There are many reasons why a teacher would start a class blog, and many …
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Great suggestions for students to publish their writings not only for English classes but lab reports for Science classes. Introduce blogging by using Google Apps such a shared Google Slides for quick mini-blogging. Differentiate content among student groups or partner.

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The Birth of the Tubric | Project Based Learning | BIE

The Birth of the Tubric | Project Based Learning | BIE | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it

What is it? The TUBRIC is not only a great hands-on activity for teachers during professional development, but it's also a great collaborative tool to help your students create their own Driving Questions for their projects. So just download it, print it, and build it!

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Great idea to introduce to teachers during professional development. I'll be looking for ways to incorporate with Google Classroom lesson development. Librarians, what about using this with students for research essential questions?

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