Formative assessment is a must for educators, but it can be difficult to juggle with all the other demands of a busy teacher’s to-do list. Fortunately, technology tools can help you work smarter, not harder. In #FormativeTech, you’ll find:
"Since NCLB came into play, data has been driving instruction whether or not the teachers were able to best determine how to calculate and apply the data in real-time. Often this is due to the fact that the data teachers receive is not real-time data, but rather data from the prior year and is technically out-of-date for the specific student, and the other reason is simply because undergraduate classes just do not teach how to figure the types calculations f data that would be applicable in different given situations and then what to do with that for the data to improve student performance. Teachers are and historically have been excellent at gathering, recording, and reporting data; however that is where the buck stopped. This book will be the ticket to board the train that gets them to understanding progress monitoring and calculating growth as well as what to do with the information once they get it."
-- Pamela L. Opel, Special Education Instructional Specialist, 6 - 12
"Teachers often recognize the need for formative assessment but don't have enough 'tricks in their bag' to properly employ on a routine basis. Combining formative assessment with technology can help a teacher expand their repertoire while also simplifying data collection and analysis."
-- Christine Landwehrle, K-12 Director of Curriculum
"#FormativeTech is an incredible guide and resource for teachers who are integrating technology into their classrooms. Teachers will find useful information about assessing students successfully with technology and using this data for student success as well as discover resources for ensuring students are learning at their best with the technology."
-- Shelly Sanchez Terrell, International Speaker and Author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers"This book is a great resource for all teachers. Assessment can often be seen as a four-letter-word, but Monica Burns reminds us that if done well, it can be a tool in better supporting student learning and creating student empowerment.
#FormativeTech is approachable and full of 'use it on Monday' ideas. I can't wait to share this with my colleagues!"
-- Jennie Magiera, Educator and Author of Courageous Edventures
"Monica Burns is savvy about teaching, assessment, and how technology enhances both. Her deep expertise on the subject and knowledge of formative assessment research-through a personable, no-nonsense voice-makes her the perfect guide through these absorbing tools, tips, and anecdotes. The ideas from this super-inspiring author are ones you'll return to often."
-- Todd Finley, PhD, Editorial Assistant and Blogger
"There is no better time than now to bring together the powerful learning forces of technology integration and formative assessment. This is showcased beautifully through the writing of Monica Burns in a way that is meaningful, sustainable, and scalable for teachers and leaders. This book is an ideal read for educators looking to grow more agile in their use of data to individualize and personalize instruction."
-- Dr. Robert Dillon, Director of Innovative Learning
"As someone who's been involved in many mobile device initiatives in schools, I've seen first-hand the power devices have in informing instruction when coupled with meaningful formative assessment. In #FormativeTech, Monica Burns does an amazing job of not only delving into the technology part of formative assessment, but also the research behind what can make it most effective for learning. This book is full of tools, strategies and lesson ideas that you can use in your classroom right away to help inform learning and make it meaningful, sustainable and scalable."
-- Carl Hooker, Director of Innovation & Digital Learning