As you design the learning events, you need to consider and plan backwards from the assessment for, of, as learning occurs. Digital assessment tools vary in how they assess and what they assess. Some function as a survey which students answer. Others provide immediate feedback to the teacher and/or students based on student responses. Applying these tools is dependent on the technology available in the classroom.
The following explorations relate to assessment and evaluation tools and techniques that are relevant to digitally savvy teachers. Applying open, free, Web 2.0 tools is an easy way to get instant feedback from your students about how and what they have learned. This can be an exit ticket at the end of class, a one question poll, or a more extensive survey style response. Some instant feedback response systems depend on the availability of mobile or computer technologies for each student, so will have limited applicability to elementary classroom contexts. However, they are worth taking time to explore since their applications reach beyond the classroom walls and can engage parents with their children in providing information and feedback about teaching and learning. Look at a few of the options below.
Comparing tools for a variety of learning events and a variety of technology tools - see this page on the Ontario Federation of Teachers website, created by local educator Jaclyn Calder. This is filled with resources, links and a webinar about ePortfolios and the digital tools Fresh Grade, Seesaw and Sesame.