formative assessment

What is Potty PD and Should You Start? – Easy EdTech Podcast 122

In this episode, I’ll unpack the term Potty PD if it’s new to you, or revisit it if it’s one you use all the time. You’ll also hear some strategies for making your own Potty PD, where you can find some ready-to-use posters, and why this might be something you’d like to start (or continue […]

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5 Ways to Use Word Clouds in Every Subject Area – Easy EdTech Podcast 121

In this episode, let’s explore what word clouds are, how to make them, and ways to use them in every subject area. You’ll hear five ways to boost student engagement and increase participation throughout the school day. Using Word Clouds Why are word clouds useful? A word cloud shows off trends. For example, if you […]

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An Invitation: Join Hello PLATO to Make Online Learning Personal

How can you make online learning more personal this school year? When I first connected with the team at Hello PLATO, I was curious to see just what they could do for teachers and students. Customizing online learning experiences to make it personal for students checks so many boxes. From gathering more robust information to […]

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Supercharge Student Learning with Pear Deck and GoGuardian Teacher

Are you looking for a powerful EdTech combo? The team at Pear Deck and GoGuardian have you covered! Regular readers of the blog know that I love to pair EdTech tools. So when I first heard about the partnership between Pear Deck and GoGuardian, I was pretty excited. I wanted to see what the combination […]

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3 Time-Saving Assessment Tips for Teachers with Willisa Osburn – Easy EdTech Podcast 109

Looking to save time in your assessment routine? In this episode, Willisa Osburn shares three time-saving tips for formative and summative assessment alongside some favorite tools. You’ll hear about automating tasks, setting up your digital workspace, and the long-term benefits of vertical planning. Want to save time with assessments? How do you fit all of […]

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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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