Middle School Tech Resources
Assessments, Rubric, Curriculum Builder Resources
A. Video Based Formative Assessment Tools - Employing video tools in the classroom can be powerful for student learning. It is important to provide video that not only answers questions, but also provokes new thinking and inquiry posing new questions. The video a student watches can be the needed front loading for the next activity. Keep in mind that a video of a student’s teacher providing the activity can allow for some great blended connections. A video can also allow the student to control, rewind, and watch again… promoting self-regulated learning. Some of the tools provided below also allow for formative activities to be embedded in the video. The following tools allow for integrating formative assessment into the learning.
1. Zaption - Link videos to this wonderful tool designed to place formative learning with in a video activity. Collect information on student progress as they access from home or school.
2. EDpuzzle - Explore this formative video tool that allows the teacher to track and view student understanding. Use a video from just about any source on just about any device. Allows for important student metacognition during the course
activity. Edpuzzle Tutorial - 4 Parts
3. eduCanon - Explore this formative video tool that allows the teacher to track and view student understanding. Use a video from just about any source on just about any device. Allows for important student metacognition during the course of the activity. eduCanon Tutorial
4. Video Resources for Video Assessment Tools
a. WatchKnowLearn.org - all subjects including foreign language, physical education, and the arts.
b. TeacherTube - This is a great video website for teachers looking for educational videos. Teachers can also post their
own videos and share them with the community there.
c. YouTube for Schools - This is another educational channel created by Youtube to provide educationally relevant videos. It has content organized and classified according to different topics. there are seven topics namely: Elementary, Middle School, High School: Algebra, High School: Functions, High School Geometry, High School: Number and Quantity, and
High School: Statistics and Probability.
d. Best Documentary websites for teachers - Check out these great free documentary websites where you can browse through all kinds of documentaries you want to share with your students.
e. edutube.org - This is another great video website for teachers. It contains all kinds of educational videos you would