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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

Integrating #FormativeTech Into Long-Term Projects
Integrating #FormativeTech Into Long-Term Projects

As educators, we know students need opportunities to apply what they’ve learned in meaningful, authentic ways. When long-term projects are designed with this goal in mind, students can explore a topic with more depth and make connections to the world outside their classroom. Keeping track of student progress during a long-term project can be a logistical challenge that gets in the way of checking for student understanding. With #FormativeTech, you can manage the progress of groups of students, while monitoring whole-class achievements.

In a workshop model, students complete work independently, based on a mini-lesson or direct instruction. Although differentiated tasks may be present, the teacher is looking at similar pieces of student work and searching for ...

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