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Part 1: Assessment Technology

The link to my online assessment is as follows: www. Socrative.com. The classroom


name is HT3TFFYER. Students are encouraged to login using the link provided above. This will
take you to where the assessment is located. The assessment will provide multiple choice and
true and false questions. This formative assessment is designed to monitor whether you as the
student has difficulty in knowing and retaining information discussed in the classroom for further
determination. Please be mindful that this is an ongoing assessment and future assessments will
follow. It is important that you read each question before answering and making any decisions.
Please take note of any pictures given as this also helps in the event of misunderstanding. It is
important that you answer to the best of your ability, and always remember to rule out the items
that you know are not the correct answer first. In the event of difficulty on the part of you as a
student, information will be tailored to meet each of your individual needs for greater
understanding and reflection. Remember, the teacher is here to help and assist you.
Part 2: Blog Post
Introduction:
Technology is among the many resources utilized in the classroom today. Students are
engaged and are learning from its inclusion. Therefore, technology tools to address and assess
the needs of children in the classroom are invaluable. These tools give educators the ability to
introduce material to students. Once information has been taught, the teacher has the ability to
adjust and tailor lessons to fit the needs of each the student because not everyone learns at the
same speed. Difficulties vary, so should the information being taught. Implementing assessment

tools like Nearpod, Pear Deck and Plickers can assist the teacher as well as the student in the
development and enhancement of the students skills.
Technology to Facilitate Ongoing Efforts to Assess Student Learning
The inclusion of technology software and tools to utilize students assessments gives
teachers the ability to adjust and cater to the needs of students. Assessment software enables the
teacher to enhance students learning ability (Pellegrino & Quellmalz, (2010). These tools are
designed to capture and record students know how which gives the teacher insight into the
students achievement, strengths as well as difficulties, weaknesses. Teachers are able to gather
data utilizing these tools at record speed as information is available in real time for immediate
use. When students that are evaluated effectively limitations are eliminated. Students can view
assessments and or changes imposed by the teacher once comments or adjustments have been
made. With the help of assessments tools like Nearpod, Pear Deck and Plickers, students lives
will be impacted and enriched. Students are enabled to increase in skills, knowledge and
performance. Utilizing these tools creates an opens the door to students development and
productivity in the classroom and beyond.
Nearpod
Nearpod is an assessment tool that teachers can use to create interactive presentations for
students. Students will learn a lesson interactively using a mobile device or computer. The
teacher is then able to monitor students activity which is available in real time. This tool allows
you to incorporate quizzes, videos and slideshows to enhance and engage the students learning
experience. It gives the teacher the option to network with students regarding their responses to
the material in order to measure their abilities. The teacher can then share contents of the
assessments with students in real time, no wait time required.

Pear Deck
Pear Deck is another great assessment tool designed to engage students development in
the classroom. Pear Deck allows teachers to upload live video presentations and slides in the
classroom along with students, interactively. The teacher controls the flow of material on each
slide and students follow. As the teacher prompts responses, the students are able to input their
responses immediately on their individual devices. Charts and drawing can then be created which
can isolate and group students answers. This tool has countless way of engaging students in the
classroom to impact students lives and create significant learning instances.
Plickers
Plickers, another wonderful tool for assessing students in the classroom. This tool allows
teachers to assess students in real time formative assessment facts; all without the use of student
devices. Using Plickers, the teacher can check whether students are developing and have an
understanding of the information being presented to them. Teachers wants to know that students
understand the concepts and are mastering fundamental skills. When teachers are content with
the results of the assessments presented this allows the teacher the ability to move on to the next
subject. Like most assessment tools, Plickers is engaging and allows students to participate in a
manner strategically designed for them.
Formative and Summative Assessments
With formative assessments, students are given periodical evaluations that tests their
abilities and knowledge on any content or assignment discussed in the classroom. There are no
specific time frames when they are administered. It can be done initially before discussion of
given material as well as in between and at the end of material introduction. Formative
assessment gives teachers the ability to manipulate any of the areas the students may struggle

with to help them improve on a particular subject or assignment (Salend, 2009). Whereas,
summative assessments are aligned with a more contemporary standard and are conducted after
the student has acquired a new skill of any given lesson or material (Salend, 2009). It assess
what the student grasped at the end of the subject and the percentage of the material that was
understood. Plickers can be used as a formative assessment tool, the teacher can do quick checks
to find out if students are understanding material and to what degree.
Pros and Cons of using Technology to Facilitate Assessment
Technology plays a key role in how we assess students today. Assessing students through
the use of technology in the classroom has benefits. Teachers need to know that a student has
acquired knowledge of material presented. Research has repeatedly shown that the use of
assessment tools can significantly benefit student achievement (Black & Wiliam, 1998; Wiliam,
2007). Technology offer different modes of assessments to choose from. The tools can then be
customized to further enhance their learning ability by input from the teacher in real time. The
students benefit because teachers will be able to concentrate on what will increase their
development and also find and incorporate material that is just right for the student. Students can
create self-assessments and keep track of their growth online.
The challenges of using technology to assess students can be overwhelming. What
happens when there are computer issues and problems and the assessment cannot take place? Not
all students are privy to the modern technology tools. If students only have assess during school
hours then information that can help the student improve does not get to them.
Technology assessment tools offers teachers as well as students great support in the
classroom. Teachers can eliminate the task of collecting and sorting paperwork for grading and

assessing students at any given time. Students are engage in their learning which can be
enhanced for greater absorption of material.
Should a teacher only use technology to assess student learning? Why or why not?
Teachers must take advantage of the various ways of assessing students. Students have
different skills and needs. As an education ways must be incorporated that will benefit the
students. Not all students test well on standardized testing. Incorporating other measures can
assist students according to their needs.
What is the importance of assessment technology in connection with the ISTE standards?
Assessment technology in accordance with the ISTE standards exhibits the need for
teachers to design and develop students learning experience and assessments by incorporating
contemporary tools and resources that maximizes student learning and development of student
skills. Also, to provide students with multiple formative and summative assessment that aligns
with content standards resulting in informed learning and teaching (ISTE Standards).
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Using technology to facilitate learning in the classroom is beneficial to students and
teachers. Students enjoy technology as it is engaging in their classroom. Students everywhere
can benefit from having material that is accustomed to fit their particular needs as information
and material can be designed to enhance their learning development in the classroom and
beyond.

References
Aronin, S., & O'Neal, M. (2011). Twenty ways to assess students using technology. Science
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ISTE Standards, Teacher, (2016), Retrieved from
http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/standards-for-teachers
Pellegrino, J. W., & Quellmalz, E. S. (2010). Perspectives on the integration of technology and
assessment. Journal of research on technology in education (international society for
technology in education), 43(2), 119-134.
Salend, S. J. (2009). Technology-based classroom assessments. teaching exceptional
children, 41(6), 48-58.