Formative Assessment

Refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course.

Tech Connection to Classroom: There are SO MANY great options for formative assessment out there, and many platforms have it built right in!  For example, Google Classroom has built-in “Question” feature that allows you to gauge student understanding. Google Forms, Socrative, Kahoot, EdPuzzle, and Nearpod are all amazing apps for formative assessment!


Capable of using a language easily and accurately

Tech Connection to Classroom: Have students use Seesaw to take a picture of a page of a book or their own writing and have them read it back to you via the Seesaw platform.  You could also use AudioBoom for a similar activity.

Flipped Classroom

A model in which students access the directed teaching (lectures) at home, usually through videos, and they then spend their valuable classroom time applying skills through inquiry-based learning in a collaborative space and with the facilitation of and feedback from an instructor.

Tech Connection to Classroom: A teacher might use a free program like Flipgrid to facilitate collaborative responses and conversations outside the classroom and promote social learning.