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Tech Thursday |10 November 2016

Formative Assessment with iPads

Sometimes the best formative assessment occurs when students have an opportunity to show and tell teachers what they have learned. Allowing students to record themselves or explain their thinking helps the teacher understand what they know and where to go next.

When teachers engage students in formative assessment, they give continual, explicit feedback to students and assist them in answering the following questions:

  1. Where am I now?
  2. Where am I going?
  3. How can I close the gap between the two?

In order to show students how to close the gap between where they are academically and where they want to be, teacher help students evaluate their progress in the learning process and give them explicit, descriptive feedback specific to the learning task.

Apps of the Week


Recap is a free student video response and reflection app. It gives teachers insight into students’ learning and progress. Recap provides evidence of student thinking, improves formative assessment, and supports personalized learning.
Introducing Recap


Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that's simple, powerful, and fun to use. Students can annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as they explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new.
Educreations App Tutorial

Class Code

Teachers and staff can join the class with this code: 3g8g8a