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169 Tech Tips #160–14 Assessment Strategies

Posted by on October 21, 2016

tech tipsIn these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Today’s tip: #160–14 Assessment Strategies


Sub-category: NA

These fourteen strategies are well-suited to formative assessment:

  1. Does student use prior tech skills to complete current lesson?
  2. Does student show evidence of learning by transferring tech knowledge to class or home?
  3. Does student participate in class discussions?
  4. Does student complete daily goals?
  5. Does student save to their digital portfolio?
  6. Does student try to solve tech problems themselves before seeking help?
  7. Does student use core knowledge (i.e., writing conventions) in tech?
  8. Does student work well in groups?
  9. Does student use the internet safely?
  10. Does student [whichever Common Core Standard is being taught with technology. It may be ‘able to identify shapes’ in first grade or ‘able to use technology to add audio’ in fourth grade]?
  11. Does student display creativity and critical thinking in the achievement of goals?
  12. Has student progressed in keyboarding skills?
  13. How does student do during an anecdotal observation of learning?
  14. How does student do during summative tests, quizzes, and projects?

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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