6 Formative Assessment Tools for Quick Insights

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This image shows the Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset book cover as well as a 2nd book open to a page inside of the book

This post is part of a series of posts based on content from my new book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. In each chapter (aside from the first and last chapters), I pose a question that a teacher might have and suggest a handful of educational technology tools that have the potential to be the right answer.

This question comes from Chapter 3 of the book. The infographic below features the 6 tools that I recommend for quick formative assessments. There are 10 other tools that I mention within the chapter, but these are the 6 that I consider the best choices for most educators.

Stay tuned for future infographics that cover formative assessment tools that can deliver richer data (Chapter 4), be used within instruction (Chapter 11), or within videos (Chapter 12).

Need a bit more information to decide which tool is best for you? I elaborate on each of them in the book!

How can I quickly formatively assess my students’ comprehension?

This infographic is for the #EduDuctTape question "How can I quickly formatively assess my students’ comprehension?" The image shows a boy using a tablet, some books, the logos for the 6 tools, and a tablet screen with the following text on it: "Quizizz - Easy setup for live games, asynchronous assignments, and practice. Quizlet - Turn your digital flashcards into fun collaborative Quizlet Live games. Kahoot - Combine fun live games with multiple asynchronous option. Gimkit - Exciting games for students, great data for teachers. Quizalize - Differentiation, remediation, and a bunch of question types. Blooket - Super fun live and asynchronous games that your students will love."
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In the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset I revisit the topic of formative assessment across a few different chapters, but in this one, I focus on some easy-to-implement tools that provide access to lots of data that we can use to determine our next pedagogical steps.

Check out the image to learn a bit about 6 of my favorite tech tools for this – Quizizz, Quizlet, Kahoot, Gimkit, Quizalize, and Blooket. Plus, grab your free PDF version of this infographic by signing up for my newsletter. And, bonus, if I change my recommendations or add tools to the infographic later, you’ll get an update in your inbox!

 

 

#EduDuctTape S3 Shares from Duct Tapers + a Giggle Mix!

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In this episode, we hear 8 listeners’ Success Stories, Takeaways, Favorite Moments, and Tips from Season 3 of the podcast! Plus, more Educational Duct Tape book sneak peeks! Also, the episode ends with a 10.5-minute smile-inducing listening experience: the Giggle Mix!

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6 Tools for Bite-Sized Tech Instructions

This image shows the Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset book cover as well as a 2nd book open to a page inside of the book#EduDuctTape Question

This post is part of a series of posts based on content from my new book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. In each chapter (aside from the first and last chapters), I pose a question that a teacher might have and suggest a handful of educational technology tools that have the potential to be the right answer.

This question comes from Chapter 2 of the book. The infographic below features 6 of the 8 tools that I discuss in the book. Need a bit more information to decide which tool is best for you? I elaborate on each of the 8 tools in the book!

How can I create “bite-sized” instructions for how to do something with technology?

How can I create “bite-sized” instructions for how to do something with technology? Camtasia - Sophisticated screencast video-editor makes great #EduGIFs. WeVideo - Create awesome #EduGIFs on Chromebooks and more with the paid version. Screencastify - Create #EduGIFs in Chrome, even in the free version. Screencast-O-Matic - Export #EduGIFs in the paid version. Snagit - Create annotated screenshots or #EduGIFs in this Mac/PC Software. iorad - Automate the creation of tutorials that can be viewed as silent videos, pdfs, or interactive tutorials.
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The obvious answer here is what I post a lot of on this page–#EduGIFs–but there are multiple options for making them and t

here are alternatives to #EduGIFs as well!

You might be a tech coach, tech teacher, or that teacher who voluntarily shares tech tips with everyone. If so, this infographic is for you. Or maybe, you introduce so many new technological tools or processes in your class that you need to provide instructions on using them. If so, this infographic may also be for you.

Check out the image to learn a bit about 6 of my favorite tech tools for this – Camtasia, WeVideo, Screencastify, Screencast-O-Matic, Snagit, and iorad. Plus, grab your free PDF version of this infographic by signing up for my newsletter. And, bonus, if I change my recommendations or add tools to the infographic later, you’ll get an update in your inbox!

#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 1

This image shows the cover of the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. The cover is blue and shows the title in orange lettering on duct tape. It also shows the text "Your Guide to Selecting the Right Tools for Your Classroom" and includes Jake Miller's name.I’m so fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with the amazing Jen Giffen on a series of sketchnotes for the Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset book. Each sketchnote shares the anecdotes, stories, and messages from one chapter of the book. Today’s sketchnote is a preview of Chapter 1: “A Book About Contemporary Fashion Trends?” Stay tuned for more sketchnotes in upcoming posts!

This Sketchnote features an image of Jake holding a roll of duct tape and a compass along with the text: A book about Contemporary Fashion Trends? Educational Technology is a Rapidly evolving landscape. Behind Jake is a timeline showing various technologies (floppy disks, Carmen Sandiego, Oregon Trail, Google Drive) and fashion trends (Reebok Pumps, pegged jeans, frosted tips).

#EduDuctTape 17 Takeaways from Season 3!

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In this episode we look back at some of the amazing things shared by my Season 3 guests! 17 awesome educators joined me on the podcast during 2020-21 school year and this is our chance to reflect on the great educational technology insights that they shared!

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#EduDuctTape BONUS: Osprey Reading Experience Podcast

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Recently, I got to chat with my friend Brian Santimaw about merging reading and educational technology. We talked about how edtech can be a part of developing your school’s reading culture and about a bunch of tools including Flipgrid, Gimkit Ink, Google Earth, Google Arts & Culture, Pear Deck, Nearpod, choice boards, social media template activities, and others! Continue reading #EduDuctTape BONUS: Osprey Reading Experience Podcast

#EduDuctTape – Sam Kary – Engaging Learning with TPACK, SAMR, & EdTech

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Sam Kary of The New EdTech Classroom YouTube Channel and blog. We’ll talk about ways to develop engaging instruction, the TPACK and SAMR technology integration models, Actively Learn, Whiteboard.chat, Whiteboard.fi, and more!

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#EduDuctTape BONUS: The Peg Doesn’t Fit

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In April 2021, I had the opportunity to be a guest on The Peg Doesn’t Fit, a podcast where the hosts Erich Stephen and Ryan Bartel discuss frustrations with the educational system and provide solutions. We spoke about some of my thoughts on edtech integration, professional development, coaching, and more!
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#EduDuctTape – Kasey Bell – Dynamic Blended Learning with Shake Up Learning

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Kasey Bell, host of the Shake Up Learning Podcast, and author of 3 books including the new Blended Learning with Google, joins me to talk about making blended learning meaningful and dynamic. We hear about her 5 “beyonds” of blended learning and her tips for using choice boards in the classroom.

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#EduDuctTape – Dr. Desiree Alexander – Formative Assessment in Videos

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Dr. Desiree Alexander of EducatorAlexander.com joins the show to talk about formative assessment with videos in the classroom. Desiree and I discuss Edpuzzle, PlayPosit, Razor Arts, Nearpod, and more! Plus, I’ve got a BIG announcement to share!

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