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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

Introduction Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Best Practices
Introduction: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Best Practices

My first year of teaching, just shy of a decade ago, was in a classroom with chalk and an overhead projector. The look and feel of my classroom changed dramatically in a relatively short period of time—from little technology in the room to an iPad in the hand of every student. I now had spreadsheets holding student data recorded just seconds before and the ability to watch screencasts where students explained the steps to solving a math problem. All within the same four walls of Room 235.

Although many of the choices I made as a teacher changed with the introduction of technology—integrating iBooks Author created textbooks, using scannable technology to differentiate instruction—my ...

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