Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and […]

3 Brilliant Formative Assessment Strategies for Higher Ed

How do you discover what your college students really know?  It isn’t a piece of cake, but formative assessment strategies can help. 3 Formative Assessment […]

Doing a Student Brain Dump Scoot

Starting a new unit or lesson can sometimes be difficult, both for the teacher and the students. How can the educator get them excited/interested in […]

#545 Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides

Did you know that Google Slides now has an Add-on for Nearpod? The Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides allows you to add in Nearpod’s interactive […]

TeachTalk Webinar: The Value of Formative Assessments in Scaffolded Learning

While it is important to test your students' knowledge in a course, it is even more important to do formative, or low stakes, assessments. Formative […]

TeachTalk Webinar: Metacognition - Creating self-regulated learners

Our webinar today was facilitated by Joshua Caulkins from the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. The agenda included: Defining metacognition;   Identifying components […]

The What, How and Why of Multiple-Choice Assessment Questions

https://stocksnap.io/photo/YYH82Y0CS7 I am currently participating in a 3-Week Course by Patti Shank on how to "Write Learning Assessments" focusing on writing multiple choice questions (MCQs) […]

#524 Can’t decide? Let Wheel Decide for you

Wheel Decide is a free online spinner tool that helps you make decisions when a coin toss won’t do! You can use it for all […]

Generating Useful Feedback with Digital Survey Tools

Polls and surveys are useful methods for gathering information about your students, tracking progress, and using that feedback to form lesson plans and assessments. With […]

#515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

Mentimeter is a popular tool to make sessions more interactive, but having to switch between presentation and browser can make using it in sessions a […]

Effective Formative Assessment for Educators

Perhaps no other innovation holds as much promise to transform education as formative assessment. This article explains what it is, why it’s important, and what […]

What is Formative Assessment?

Formative assessment, according to research, is one of the most effective education innovations to hit modern classrooms. Its impact on student learning is just huge. […]

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