4 EASY Digital Tools for Starters and Exit Tickets

When it comes to entry routines—whether we call them starters, bell ringers, or do nows—I have tried every system you can think of. Now that my students have iPads, there are even more options. Over the past year, I’ve experimented quite a bit with different digital tools for formative assessment and engagement.  This blog will […]

Making Sense of (In)Formative Assessment

photo credit: woodleywonderworks via photopin cc I’ve been thinking about the phrase formative assessment a lot lately. It’s on my mind because my school district recently changed the term “quarterly benchmark” to “common formative assessment” or CFA. Yes, that’s one more acronym to remember. The change to CFAs has sparked a lot of conversation in the English department. We […]