Series Coding in the Classroom : Using Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

Using Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

Lesson Objective: Use technology to engage and assess
All Grades / All Subjects / Technology

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. What are the benefits of using technology to gather student data?
  2. How can technology be used for student communication?
  3. How might you use this strategy with younger students?

27 Comments

  • Private message to Erica Molina

Erica Molina: In today's world and the advances of technology, this is something I would love to use in my classroom.  One you are helping your students stay up to par with today's norms and as a teacher we have the assesements to evaluate student data in a much easier and faster way. 

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  • Private message to Shay Centilli

All the different types of apps this teacher uses are awesome, and a great way to teach responsablity because the students will be in charge of their device and they know they have to have it for school. Also it helps them to get use to using technology everyday and even emails and things to communicate with their teacher outside of school. 

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  • Private message to Michael Burnett
  1. What are the benefits of using technology to gather student data?
    Using technology is both an efficient way to gather data for assessment from the class, but it also engages the students. There are also benefits to students using cloud technology (google docs, dropbox) for coursework management.  Losing/forgetting assignments is reduced when they are stored in the cloud.
  2. How can technology be used for student communication?
    Apps like Remind101 are useful for easily communicating with classes via devices without the teacher needing to collect numbers or email addresses or making their own mailing lists.  It also allows for parents to receive notifications on classwork.
  3. How might you use this strategy with younger students?
    Personally, my two children have used technology/clouds since they were very young.  The concepts are simple and it enables them to take more control of their learning.
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  • Private message to Asela Guillén
  1. It is very useful for measuring student progress through data much easier.  It’s a quick and easy way of showing what skills students have mastered and what they need to work on. The teacher in the video uses his app for homework as well.
  2. Remind students, homework assignments, to remind them what to bring.
  1. Nowadays, younger students are into technology, so we can use it the same way as we do with adults. If they are too young, we can send reminders to their parents devices.
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  • Private message to Avery Baird

This is a great way to gather data from the students quickly as well as keeping them engaged. This at a more simple level can be used in any grade, such as 1st grade. I would implement this in a way that there are more simple answers like yes or no, then place the answers on the screen and allow the students to see how technology is a great tool for learning and it is fun. This teacher did a good job of taking the technology into his own hands and catering for his students and their learning needs.

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Transcripts

  • Using Tech Tools for Formative Assessment Transcript

    Speaker 1: The main reason why I like to use technology in my classroom,

    Using Tech Tools for Formative Assessment Transcript

    Speaker 1: The main reason why I like to use technology in my classroom, it's not only engaging, but it's a quick way for me to gather data from my students. In fact, it's probably the most efficient way for me to gather data for informative assessments. All right. I'm going to pull up everyone's responses on the screen. Page zero a very through explanation.

    For example, I like to just flickers, or clickers, they're completely two different things. So flickers and clickers are used for grabbing formative assessments but I also have my own app that I developed for my students to actually submit their answers. It's an iPhone and Android app and students can actually type in their responses into my app and it pulls up into my screen. That's also used to gather data quickly and it compiles quickly so my entire class can see through their phones or through my screen. I'm seeing really good responses on the screen.

    Technology also helps me in areas where I lack in. For example formative assessments. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to gather data and technology does it really quick.

    Speaker 1: Yes some people agree with the 50 miles, but some people agree with the 15 miles per hour. So looking at this graph we have a couple of different answers here. We got the 15 miles per hour ...

    Speaker 1: But also sometime students forget their homework. Luckily they have technology. They have computers or some sort of access at home and in fact my app that I developed. Homework is also found on their application or some sort of device that they have at their home. Students can also email me really quickly just with a click of a button from their phones. In fact, some students have responded saying, "Wow that was really fast. I wasn't expecting my email to be replied so fast."

    I have basically everything, my entire classroom, including photos and including homework assignments, test scores, grades, any updates, information, school calendar, everything is in this app. If students have any questions, even the syllabus is on the app.

    For communication purposes, if you can't develop an app there's something called Remind 101, where you can quickly just remind students by just a text, and students can't text back, what is the homework assignment. Don't forget to bring a deck of cards tomorrow because we're going to be talking about probability tomorrow, and stuff like that.

    Speaker 1: The last thing we're going to do today, I want you guys to reflect on what you guys learned today. Anything that you learned, and I want you guys to submit it to me.

    Speaker 1: I love using technology because it opens a lot of possibilities and ways for how to improve my teaching.

    Speaker 1: The main reason why I like to use technology in my classroom, it's not only engaging, but it's a quick way for me to gather data from my students. In fact, it's probably the most efficient way for me to gather data for informative assessments. All right. I'm going to pull up everyone's responses on the screen. Page zero a very through explanation.

    For example, I like to just flickers, or clickers, they're completely two different things. So flickers and clickers are used for grabbing formative assessments but I also have my own app that I developed for my students to actually submit their answers. It's an iPhone and Android app and students can actually type in their responses into my app and it pulls up into my screen. That's also used to gather data quickly and it compiles quickly so my entire class can see through their phones or through my screen. I'm seeing really good responses on the screen.

    Technology also helps me in areas where I lack in. For example formative assessments. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to gather data and technology does it really quick.

    Speaker 1: Yes some people agree with the 50 miles, but some people agree with the 15 miles per hour. So looking at this graph we have a couple of different answers here. We got the 15 miles per hour ...

    Speaker 1: But also sometime students forget their homework. Luckily they have technology. They have computers or some sort of access at home and in fact my app that I developed. Homework is also found on their application or some sort of device that they have at their home. Students can also email me really quickly just with a click of a button from their phones. In fact, some students have responded saying, "Wow that was really fast. I wasn't expecting my email to be replied so fast."

    I have basically everything, my entire classroom, including photos and including homework assignments, test scores, grades, any updates, information, school calendar, everything is in this app. If students have any questions, even the syllabus is on the app.

    For communication purposes, if you can't develop an app there's something called Remind 101, where you can quickly just remind students by just a text, and students can't text back, what is the homework assignment. Don't forget to bring a deck of cards tomorrow because we're going to be talking about probability tomorrow, and stuff like that.

    Speaker 1: The last thing we're going to do today, I want you guys to reflect on what you guys learned today. Anything that you learned, and I want you guys to submit it to me.

    Speaker 1: I love using technology because it opens a lot of possibilities and ways for how to improve my teaching.

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