1st Edition

Leveraging Digital Tools to Assess Student Learning

By Stephanie Smith Budhai Copyright 2022
    132 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    132 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Leveraging Digital Tools to Assess Student Learning provides a practical approach to using technology to collect, interpret, and curate assessment data in K-12 in-person, online, hybrid, and dual learning environments. Digital media, emerging learning technologies, and handheld devices play larger roles than ever in students’ 21st-century educational experiences. Digital tools, meanwhile, can also transform assessment practices for teachers, allowing more efficient means of identifying gaps and modifying instruction to maximize student learning. Situating assessment practices in today’s networked, flexible, and virtual classrooms, this book reframes polling and quizzing, social media and memes, and multimedia platforms as digital learning tools for engaging, interactive, and meaningful formative, summative, open-ended, peer and self-paced assessments. The final chapter discusses technology’s role in organizing, evaluating, and disseminating assessment data to students, their families, and administrators.

    1. 21st Century Assessment Practices: A Paradigm Shift 2. Questioning, Online Polling and Virtual Quizzing 3. Assessing Learning through Social Media, Memes, and Emojis 4. Multimedia Platforms for Open-ended, Peer, and Self Assessment 5. Online Tools to Curate, Evaluate, and Disseminate Assessment Data


    Stephanie Smith Budhai is Associate Clinical Professor in the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum department in the School of Education at Drexel University, USA, and is certifi ed as a K-12 teacher in Technology Education, Special Education, Information Technology, and Elementary Education.

    "Leveraging Digital Tools to Assess Student Learning provides encouragement, inspiration, and the right resources to empower educators to make meaningful changes in their teaching practice that will build student confidence in learning and promote student success. With these tips and tools, educators will be ready to implement new ideas, take risks, and bring amazing transformations to their classroom."
    —Rachelle Dené Poth, Teacher at Riverview Junior Senior High School in Oakmont, PA

    "Dr. Stephanie Smith Budhai has written an exceptional guide for designing and integrating technology-infused assessments into the modern classroom. This welcoming and practical exploration of strategies and tools is well-suited for pre- and in-service teachers and technology coaches of all subjects, grades, and levels of expertise. Most importantly, Dr. Budhai provides numerous engaging (and fun!) examples for incorporating assessments that help foster critical thinking skills and support student-centered approaches to showcasing knowledge and growth."
    —Mike Karlin, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies/STEM in the College of Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA, and Computational Thinking Course Instructor at ISTE

    "This book is an essential tool in and of itself for educators at a time when remote and blended learning has become an indispensable part of education. Dr. Budhai’s years of classroom experience and remote teaching expertise helps shape this work in a clear, comprehensive, and practical way that makes it easily digestible and genuinely useful for any teacher."
    —Ray Bendici, Managing Editor of Tech & Learning