Technology for Assessment

Staff Development Guide

Training Situation: Meeting (small group)

Length: 35 minutes

Objective: Participants will evaluate technology that can be used for assessment purposes within lessons.


  • Introduction – 5 minutes
  • See the skill in action – 10 minutes
  • Generating ideas – 20 minutes



Video-Based Learning Module

What the activity overview video. This video shows staff facilitating the activity featured in the skill video.

As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

  • What does Lemond say is the benefit of using this app for an informal assessment?
  • How does Lemond use the youth responses to inform his instruction?

Now that you’ve watched the video, reflect on what you saw.

  • Lemond has access to iPads for the youth. How could you use a similar assessment technique without access to this type of technology?
  • How do you make informal assessments of what youth are learning during and after STEM learning experiences?

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