5 Must-Have Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

It’s so exciting to see the way that tech tools can transform the way “quick checks” take place in the classroom. When used purposefully, digital tools can provide a window into student thinking, making it easier to figure out who needs extra help or who is ready for something new. Although there are lots of great tech tools […]

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PresenceLearning Webinar “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED”

At TCEA this year I had the chance to meet team members from PresenceLearning a company that provides online support to students across the country. They are hosting their second webinar series titled “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED.” The webinar is designed to help educators, clinicians and administrators better support students – specifically those […]

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Special Pre-order Bonus! Grab Your Copy of My New Book #FormativeTech

I’ve been waiting for this day for months and it is finally here… my new book #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessment with Technology​ is almost ready for you to check out! How do you check for understanding in your classroom? What does formative assessment look like in your school? It’s not about taking […]

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Newly Redesigned Kiddom 2.0 – Centralized Platform to Monitor Student Performance

How do you monitor student performance and make a plan for future instruction? I’m so excited to share the newly redesigned Kiddom platform which has just been released to the public! Earlier this year I featured Kiddom on my site including their free blended learning guide for educators. It’s so exciting to see how this platform has […]

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5 Classroom Ideas for How-To Videos

One of my most popular posts last year was a list of tools teachers and students can use to create how-to videos. It’s been lots of fun to see which ones teachers are most excited about and I often get a chance to lead hands-on workshops taking teachers through these tools in person. There are plenty […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Formative Assessment

Formative assessment can take place before, during and after a lesson to give you valuable information for instructional decisions. A quick baseline quiz can help you identify what students already know about a topic before you start teaching a lesson. A backchannel can be used during a lesson to collect student questions and help you […]

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#FormativeTech Spotlight: Check for Understanding with The Answer Pad

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you already know that I love easy-to-use tools that check for understanding  in the classroom. A few years ago I was introduced to The Answer Pad and it’s a tool I used in my one-to-one iPad classroom. They’ve sure come a long way, adding plenty of cool features […]

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4 Virtual Exit Slip Prompts to Check for Understanding with Spark Post

As a big fan of the Spark tools from Adobe, I love sharing classroom applications for these totally free tools when I visit schools and work with teachers. Spark Post is a terrific creation tool that students can use on Chromebooks, using the Spark Post iOS app, or on any web browser. One of the […]

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#FormativeTech Spotlight: Check for Understanding with Today’s Meet Backchannel Tool

There are lots of great formative assessment tools available for digital devices including today’s spotlight tool Today’s Meet. How do you check for understanding in your classroom? I use the phrase #FormativeTech when talking about technology tools that can be used to check for understanding (aka formative assessment). Today’s Meet is a great example of […]

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5 Things You Can Try with Bloomz Before the End of the Year

With a few more months left in the school year it’s not too late to try out a new parent communication tool or take your current family engagement routine to the next level. Earlier this month I had the chance to meet the Founder and CEO of the awesome parent communication tool Bloomz. Chaks Appalabattula and […]

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