Clipboards: A Tool for Informal Assessment Transcript
Audra McPhillips: One of the strategies that I as using during classroom was I had a clipboard with some student names and some notes to myself. I try to use the clipboard in the classroom for a variety of reasons. One, it's important to do some ongoing assessment in the classroom. And I know, when I'm walking around listening to groups, my capacity to try to remember some important things I want to make note of, it's not so great. There's a lot of things going on in the classroom. So I will take notes on that clipboard, often to myself.
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Audra McPhillips: If I notice a student having a misconception or I notice a student kind of getting into an important point that I want to make later. So when I make that point, I can reference the student. And give them credit for their work.
Audra McPhillips: Michael's group, I heard you guys talking about something good, what was it?
Student: Look for and make use of structure?
Audra McPhillips: Okay, so go ahead and find the yellow one, guys.
Audra McPhillips: They appreciate being acknowledged. They appreciated that validation that they're on the right track.
Audra McPhillips: They're just notes to myself but they're very valuable because they help me in lots of ways to make the current lesson better and also future lessons more targeted.