Creatively using technology to assess students is beneficial for both students and teachers. Often, students engage more with technology, thus providing teachers with a more authentic view of student progress. Teachers can also utilize technology to better analyze data with charts, etc. There are a variety of technological tools that can be used to formatively assess students.
Part 1: Formative Assessments using Technology
The purpose of this assignment is not to create new assessments, but to learn how to incorporate technology using evidence-based formative assessment tools.
Select two of the formative assessments you designed in the Topic 5 Unit Plan that could be revised to incorporate a form of technology.
In 100-150 words each, describe the technology you could incorporate into each formative assessment, and how it would be used.
Part 2: Reflection
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on the incorporation of technology that supports evidence-based practices with assessment.
In your reflection, include:
- The time it takes to create or prepare the assessments using the technology.
- How you can use the data that the formative assessment tool generates to assess students’ progress.
- How allowing students to use technology can support the diverse needs of students.
- How you will use technological tools in your future professional practice.