formative assessment

How to Use EdLight to Focus on Authentic Student Work

Do you have a full picture of your students’ thought process? Multiple choice questions often give us a limited view of how well students understand something new. This year, the team at EdLight reached out to me to share how their tool provides a full picture of student understanding through the collection of authentic student […]

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How to Create a Digital Checklist with Google Forms

Google Forms is one of my favorite tools because it is super customizable and can help you stay organized. In this blog post, I’ll share one of my favorite ways to use Google Forms and take you through the steps to create a digital checklist. This is a strategy I often share in workshops and […]

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How to Increase Participation During Asynchronous Instruction (Part 2) — Easy EdTech Podcast 088

In this episode, I’ll share participation strategies to try out when students are working on their own, or through self-paced activities during asynchronous instruction. You’ll hear six strategies and a half-dozen EdTech tools to help you put these ideas into action. Listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform: Apple Podcast App Google Podcasts […]

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How to Increase Participation During Synchronous Instruction (Part 1) — Easy EdTech Podcast 087

In this episode, you’ll hear strategies that boost engagement and increase participation during live video lessons and synchronous instruction. If you are participating in synchronous learning experiences this year, this episode has six strategies to try out with students during your next online lesson. Listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform: Apple Podcast […]

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4 Tips for Assessing Online Learning and Feedback — Easy EdTech Podcast 086

In this episode, I’ll share tips for checking for understanding while students learn online. Whether you are part of a distance learning initiative or teaching students with technology in the classroom, assessing online learning and giving feedback is essential. Listen in for strategies and favorite EdTech tools to support assessment and feedback. Listen to the […]

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The Future of Feedback with Keyset Google Chrome Extension

This post is in partnership with Key Understanding. All opinions are my own.  Made by teachers for teachers, Keyset’s Google Chrome extension can help you give faster student feedback this school year! Providing feedback to students is essential at all ages and in all subject areas. As students create and share their work in online […]

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Digital Tips for Quick and Thoughtful Peer Feedback – Easy EdTech Podcast 046

In this episode, you’ll learn about tech-friendly peer feedback strategies for any classroom. You’ll also hear about EdTech resources that support student collaboration, including a few of my favorite digital tools and workflows. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/ Apple Podcast App Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Quick and Thoughtful Peer Feedback Last […]

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Teacher-Tested Classroom Management Software for Schools

EdTech tools have altered the way we think about teaching and learning in the classroom, but sometimes these powerful devices are  distracting for students during the school day. The folks at Dyknow reached out to me this year, and I was excited to learn more about their classroom management software for schools. They’ve designed a […]

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Showcase Student Learning with Seesaw Updates

Seesaw is one of my favorite tools to share with educators. I love using Seesaw in professional development sessions. If we worked together this summer, you might have seen it in action! It’s a perfect tool to illustrate the power of technology in the classroom. I often mention Seesaw in discussions on blended learning station […]

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eSpark Differentiated Math and Reading Activities for Kids

Are you looking for activities your students will love? With differentiated math and reading activities for kids, eSpark has you covered! eSpark helps students practice new skills and grow at their own pace through a platform designed for PreK to fifth graders. Ready for any device in your classroom, eSpark has a free one-year trial […]

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