Collecting and Using Data to Drive Blended Learning
For this section there are four articles for you to read about "Collecting/Using Data". While you are reading the articles take notes in your Blended Learning Cookbook. The Blended Learning Coach will go over the notes with you during your small group instruction on "Collecting/Using Data". When you are finished reading the articles, complete the survey form at the bottom of the page. This will prompt a Blended Learning Coach that you have completed this section of the "Collecting/Using Data" Articles.
Formative Assessment: The goal of formative assessment is to gather feedback that can be used by the teacher and the students to guide improvements in the ongoing teaching and learning context. These are low stakes assessments for students and instructors.
Take a look at this article on Formative Assessment
Blended Learning Assessments
Read the article from The Blendkit that talks about how to generate questions using Bloom's Taxonomy and how a Blended Learning classroom should have a mixture of online test and offline test. The final take away from this article should focus on how to make sure the students are prepared for the test. Don't introduce a new tool for an assessment. Practice how to use the tool before taking the test.
Post about how you use data to #BLCB
Formative vs Summative
Using the Data
The data collected from the assessments should drive the student's individual learning path. I use Google Spreadsheet to help collect the data to determine what path or goals the student should take next. Here is just an example of one of my Google Spreadsheet for the Blended Learning Cookbook workshop.
Using Data in A 3rd Grade ELA