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Formative Assessment Strategies Utilizing Technology, NW Math Conference, 11 October 2014

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Learn about SBAC's definition for formative assessment and tech tools that can be used to gather student data, give feedback, and capture student thinking.

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Formative Assessment Strategies Utilizing Technology, NW Math Conference, 11 October 2014

  1. 1. Formative Assessment Strategies Utilizing Technology 1 By Patty Stephens Secondary Math Instructional Specialist, Northshore School District
  2. 2. Welcome! Some Nuts and Bolts… Participant Materials on DropBox •http://goo.gl/KkCvWk Our Parking Lot: •https://todaysmeet.com/FAwithTech
  3. 3. Goals for Today… • Background and Philosophy • What is Formative Assessment? • Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - Student Response Systems - Feedback Tools - Capturing Students’ Thinking
  4. 4. Patty likes teaching!
  5. 5. Patty likes teaching! • 17 years in the classroom – 4 years teaching Junior High – 13 years teaching High School • Currently the Secondary Math Instructional Specialist for Northshore School District • National Board Certification – AYA-Math • Assessment Specialist • Passionate about Ed Tech
  6. 6. Two Events that Shaped My Teaching Assessment TrainingS Iunssttaitinuateb l(eA CTlIa)ssroom +
  7. 7. My Philosophy Use technology to Assess FOR Learning “How do you know that they know?”
  8. 8. Assessment FOR Learning Research-based Assessment Strategies Appropriate Instructional Technologie s + = Engaged students!
  9. 9. Assessment FOR Learning Research-based Assessment Strategies = Immediate Feedback Appropriate Instructional Technologie s +
  10. 10. Assessment FOR Learning Research-based Assessment Strategies Appropriate Instructional Technologie s + = Informed Decision Making
  11. 11. What is Formative Assessment? • A deliberate process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides actionable feedback that is used to adjust ongoing teaching and learning strategies to improve students’ attainment of curricular learning targets/goals.
  12. 12. Formative Assessment Process Clarify Intended Learning Elicit Evidence Act on Evidence Interpret Evidence
  13. 13. Formative Assessment
  14. 14. Summative Assessment
  15. 15. Why? Why use Formative Assessment?
  16. 16. Why Use Formative Assessment? Hattie Ranking: Teaching Effects Source: Visible Learning, Hattie (2009) Diagram: www.visible-learning.org
  17. 17. Formative Assessment Tech Tools Criteria: • A process • Used by teachers and students • During instruction • Provides actionable feedback • Used to adjust teaching and learning Types of Tools: 1. Student response systems 2. Feedback tools 3. Tools to capture student thinking
  18. 18. Student response systems
  19. 19. Socrative http://m.socrative.com, Room 350750 •Uses: Warm-ups, Quizzes, Questioning during instruction, Exit Slips •Tech requirements: – teacher device – one device per student (computer, iPad or smartphone) –Web browser or iPad app
  20. 20. Trig Functions of a 3-4-5 Triangle • Quick Question: –Which trig function would have the largest value? A. sin A B. cos A C. tan A D. can’t tell
  21. 21. Trig Functions of a 3-4-5 Triangle • Quiz: Trig Functions for 3-4-5 Triangle • Quiz modes: – Student Paced – Immediate Feedback – Student Paced – Student Navigation – Teacher Paced
  22. 22. Trig Functions of a 3-4-5 Triangle • Space Race
  23. 23. Trig Functions of a 3-4-5 Triangle • Exit Ticket 1. Your name 2. How well did you understand today’s material? 3. What did you learn in today’s class? 4. Please answer the teacher’s question. Suggestions: •Solve a problem. •What did you find challenging today? •What helped you learn today?
  24. 24. Plickers https://www.plickers.com/ •Good for quick checks for understanding •Multiple choice responses only •Tech requirements: – one teacher device with camera (iPad or smartphone) – Printed student cards: 5x8 or 8x11
  25. 25. How Familiar are you with DOK? A. “DOK? What does that stand for?” B. … C. … D. “I could teach a course on DOK!” Live View of Patty’s Classroom
  26. 26. ActivePrompt http://activeprompt.org •Good for visual prompts •Tech requirements: –Teacher device – Student devices
  27. 27. The Scrambler View on YouTube
  28. 28. The Scrambler • Dan Meyer’s Scrambler – http://vimeo.com/58330400
  29. 29. Position at 2:35 Position at 2:20 Make a guess: What will the red scrambler's position be at the end of the ride? •Poll: http://activeprompt.org/poll/YNWBX •Responses: http://activeprompt.org/view/MFNEU
  30. 30. Answer to the Scrambler • View Act 3 – http://vimeo.com/58330403
  31. 31. ActivePrompt More Examples: •How are you feeling? – http://activeprompt.org/poll/ZBRJG – http://activeprompt.org/poll/AUHVW •What’s the answer? – http://activeprompt.org/poll/KCMPH
  32. 32. Other Student Response Systems • Everyslide https://everyslide.com –Collects audience responses while presenting Powerpoint –Downside: Powerpoints become static, no video or animation • Kahoot! https://getkahoot.com/ • Geddit • Google Forms
  33. 33. Feedback tools For Providing Actionable and/or Automatic Feedback to Students
  34. 34. Gathering Feedback • Student Response Systems • Backchannels –TodaysMeet –Twitter hashtags • Boards –AnswerGarden – Linoit
  35. 35. Providing Actionable Feedback Classkick www.getclasskick.com •Free iPad app •As students work on iPad, teachers can see their live work and give instant private feedback •Review by Dan Meyer
  36. 36. Providing Actionable Feedback Classkick
  37. 37. Providing Automatic Feedback Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ • Free for educators • Creates assessments in a variety of formats • Auto-scoring; Moodle plug-in for data collection • Drag & Drop: • Flashcards – Polynomial graphs • Crossword –Trig properties • Quiz Download these quizzes from Dropbox
  38. 38. Quizlet http://quizlet.com/ Activities: •Flashcards: Adding/Subtracting Integers •Scatter: Parent Functions •Space Race: Degrees & Radians
  39. 39. Capturing student thinking
  40. 40. Turn and Talk: •What actionable feedback would you give this student? •What adjustments would you make in your instruction based on this work?
  41. 41. Mathcasts A MathCast is a screen recording that captures a person’s voice and handwriting as s/he explains a mathematical concept or solves a problem. Student Mathcast: •Area of a Triangle by 5th grader Taylor
  42. 42. Right Triangle Trigonometry Mathcast: Right Triangle Problem by Mark Turn and Talk: •What actionable feedback would you give Mark? •What adjustments would you make in your instruction?
  43. 43. Screencasting Resources Recording software: • My personal favorite: Camtasia Studio • Free web-based: Screenr.com • Smartboard: built-in capability Whiteboard software: • Free web-based: https://awwapp.com/ • Free for iPad: Educreations or Doceri
  44. 44. Our Agenda… • Background and Philosophy • What is Formative Assessment? • Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - Student Response Systems - Feedback Tools - Capturing Students’ Thinking
  45. 45. Turn & Talk • Which of the tech tools you saw today might you try? • Do you have another tech tool you use in your own classroom for formative assessment? • Can you think of a different way you could use one of these technologies in your classroom? https://todaysmeet.com/FAwithTech
  46. 46. Contact Info Patty Stephens pstephens@nsd.org
  47. 47. Contact Info Patty Stephens on LinkedIn or @pattystephens on Twitter

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