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GAFE: Tools in Checking

for Understanding
Designing Simple and Scaffolded Assessment Tools using GAFE

Francis Jim Tuscano


Xavier School, Philippines
@jimtuscano

AVP: Sharing my Google


Experience in the Classroom
Google Study in Xavier School on the Use of Google Classroom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSviBbBs1jg

Google Study in Xavier School on the Use of Google Classroom

Why Check for Students


Understanding?
Relevance, Purpose and Familiar Methods

Checking for Understanding:


Relevance and Purpose
immediate feedback on what they know and do NOT
know YET: self-awareness for the students
gives the message that the context and thinking of all
students are necessary for the success of the lesson
..provides the teacher with a decision-making point:
do I need to further scaffold this learner's
understanding?. (Fisher and Frey, Guided
Instruction, 2010)*
*http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/111017/chapters/Questioning-to-Check-for-Understanding.aspx

Consider: Variety of Methods and


Frequency
DIAGNOSTIC

Review Tests
Pre-lesson
Surveys

Think-Pair-Share
Practice Tests
Concept-Maps
Journal Prompts
Four Corners
Simple Projects
Simulation

SUMMATIVE

Final Project
Final Tests,
National Tests
etc.

FORMATIVE

HOW OFTEN DO WE DO THIS?


http://www.edutopia.org/formative-assessments-checking-for-understandingstrategies

How can we make checking for


understanding more exciting and
meaningful for our students?

Why not try going

Our Focus
Google Forms, Docs, and Slides
Taking a Look at Examples

Our Focus
Google Forms, Docs, and Slides
Topic/ Lesson for the Sample Assessments:
Past Tense of Verbs (Regular and Irregular)
Writing a Narrative Essay:
Sharing a Special Event in the Past
Drills: Writing sentences with verbs in their
past tense
Searching for grammar rules:
forming the past tense of verbs
Check up on identifying verbs

Google Forms:
Surveying Previous Knowledge/
Practice Quizzes
survey previous and related understanding of the
lesson
survey questions: specific or general depending on
your purpose
diagnostic test or review test: quiz-like but not for
grading but for feedback of where they are

Google Forms:
Surveying Previous Knowledge

Sample: http://goo.gl/forms/OuzRc6zwAV

Google Forms:
Practice Formative Quizzes

Sample: http://goo.gl/forms/T6AUXHDFDg

Google Docs via Google Classroom


Simple Guided Research (mini-WebQuests)
using Google Docs, outline an activity that can help
students seek for the important concepts to be discuss
in class.
include a list of pre-evaluated and student-friendly
websites that they can go to.
upload the Google Docs file in Google Classroom for
easier distribution
Bonus: use Google Search

Create a Simple Guided Research (miniWebQuests)


Sample: http://goo.gl/m4yUtF

DO NOT LIKE LINKS???


Upload the Google Doc file in Google
Classroom and give each student a
copy!

Google Docs via Google Classroom


Simple Guided Research (mini-WebQuests)

Sample: http://goo.gl/m4yUtF

Google Docs via Google Classroom


Construct Sentences (Pair Check using Google
Sharing)
using Google Docs, outline an activity that asks
students to use a list of verbs in past tense in a
sentence
ask each student to share their document with their
classmate for the PAIR CHECK activity
Pair Check Activity: Students help each other learn the
proper usage of past tense of verbs in sentences.
Bonus: use Google Doc collaboration feature - Upload
file via Google Classroom

Google Docs via Google Classroom


Construct Sentences
(Pair Check using Collaborative Sharing)

Sample: http://goo.gl/rRGtwx

Google Docs via Google Classroom


Construct Sentences (Pair Check using Google
Sharing)
Sample: http://goo.gl/rRGtwx

DO NOT LIKE LINKS???


Upload the Google Doc file in Google
Classroom and give each student a
copy!

Google Slides via Google Classroom


Making Connections and Mind-Maps
using Google Slides (or Docs), construct a template of
a graphic organizer that they can use in writing their
narrative essay
the graphic organizers helps them to come up with
ideas and organize them well
provide text boxes where students can write their ideas
upload the Google Slide (or Docs) containing the
template in Google Classroom to each student a copy

Google Slides via Google Classroom


Making Connections and Mind-Maps

Sample: http://goo.gl/pqXOt6

Google Slides via Google Classroom


Making Connections and Mind-Maps
Sample: http://goo.gl/pqXOt6

DO NOT LIKE LINKS???


Upload the Google Slides file in Google
Classroom and give each student a
copy!

Google Docs via Google Classroom


Deepening Understanding: Journal Prompts
and Essay-Writing Tasks
using Google Docs, students can write their journals or
reflection essays with ease (no fear of misspelled words
or grammar errors)
easy distribution of template and collection of written
works
teacher can also look at their work as they write their
essays or journals.

Google Docs via Google Classroom


Deepening Understanding: Journal Prompts and
Essay-Writing Tasks

Sample: http://goo.gl/VVuJIu

Google Slides via Google Classroom


Making Connections and Mind-Maps
Sample: http://goo.gl/VVuJIu

DO NOT LIKE LINKS???


Upload the Google Slides file in Google
Classroom and give each student a
copy!

Hands-On: Create Your


Formative Assessment
Designing Simple and Scaffolded Assessment Tools using GAFE

OPEN FORUM: Q & A


Designing Simple and Scaffolded Assessment Tools using GAFE

GAFE: Tools in Checking


for Understanding
Designing Simple and Scaffolded Assessment Tools using GAFE

Francis Jim Tuscano


Xavier School, Philippines
@jimtuscano

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