Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bringing Formative Assessment to the Classroom with Mouse Mischief

Formative assessment is an important educational activity because it gives learners feedback while their learning is still taking place. Also, it provides information to be used as feedback to modify the teaching and learning activities.

Recently, the advent of wireless clickers has provided a new tool for teachers to plan formative assessment strategies in the classroom. Advantages of using innovative techniques such as “Mouse mischief “make assessment more fun for both teachers and learners. This technique increases learners’ attention and concentration and can make both learners and teachers more interested and enthusiastic. Also, it increases competition among students and makes tests more fun!!!

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