Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tips for using social media to assess students' understanding - I often post articles on the use of social apps in the classroom. Here is a great one on formative assessment written by a librarian. Enjoy! cCourtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Social media can be used to gather real-time feedback on students' thoughts about academic concepts
and their mastery of lessons, Paige Alfonzo, a reference librarian, writes in this blog post. She shares examples of how teachers can use social media for formative assessments. For example, an elementary-school teacher could ask students to share the most confusing part of photosynthesis in a Tweet, she writes. Alfonzo's blog (5/8)