Instant Feedback – Assessment and the iPad

How can you get technology to add value for learning? A practical example of how iPads can have an impact on learning and assessment.

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Reading The Reflective Educator blog (http://davidwees.com/content/so-you-gave-formative-assessment-now-what-part-1) got me thinking more about feedback.

It mentions: There are three main ways teachers can effectively respond to assessment information from students.
1. They can use it to guide the next steps of their overall unit planning.
2. They can use it to help plan their next lesson.
3. They can use it immediately to respond to student thinking (this is the most challenging).

One way of making use of technology to provide immediate, meaningful feedback on student progress to you as a teacher, is with the iPad app eClicker. The teacher’s version (eClicker Presenter) allows you to create multiple choice quizzes/tests, and when ‘beamed’ to student’s devices (they use the free app eClicker Audience), the teacher gets instant feedback from every student. Really powerful for immediate intervention, prompting further questioning of students, but for me the best bit is at the end –…

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