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The forces of technology and formative assessment combined! Formative assessment is a must for educators, but it can be difficult to juggle with all the demands on a busy teacher’s to-do list. #FormativeTech shows how technology tools can energize teacher practice by providing easy ways to implement formative assessment every day. In #FormativeTech, you’ll find: • Practical tips to use #FormativeTech with the whole class, small groups, and individual students • Ideas for assessing project-based and inquiry-based approaches • How to evaluate data and communicate results with families In this book you’ll find tips to make formative assessment meaningful, sustainable, and scalable. “This book is an ideal read for educators looking to grow more agile in their use of data to individualize and personalize instruction.” Dr. Robert Dillon, Director of Innovative Learning “#FormativeTech is approachable and full of ‘use it on Monday’ ideas. I can’t wait to share this with my colleagues!” Jennie Magiera, Educator Author, Courageous Edventures

Using #FormativeTech With Independent Learners
Using #FormativeTech With Independent Learners

Independent practice is an essential component of a lesson. After introducing a topic or modelling a strategy, students need time to apply what they’ve learned. #FormativeTech can be used in many settings to gather information on student understanding. In the beginning of this book, we discussed how technology tools could be used before, during, and after a lesson to figure out how well students have mastered content. When students are working independently or in small groups, teachers want to make sure they understand the new skill or topic they have introduced.

Picture your students hard at work. They might be tackling a tough math word problem with a classmate or discussing the most recent chapter they’ve ...

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