Technology is vital that we all know. However, during the pandemic, we educators got to know technology is divine. Assessment is a meaningful way to measure students learning. There are many ways a student can be assessed. Assessment is a broad term that encompasses all actions that teachers and students engage in to retrieve information that can be used to evaluate and change teaching and learning at the end of a given time period (Timmis et al., 2016). In person, a teacher can track students activities or provide meaningful feedback. In digital assessment, a teacher also can monitor the student. There are two ways of assessment, one is formative, and another one is summative.
Formative assessment is a means for determining how the learning is taking place toward meeting some end goal. Alternatively, the final outcome of a learning intervention is measured through summative assessment. As I mentioned in another post that I had no idea taking online classes before the pandemic. Therefore, I also did not assess my students digitally. And it is not that much time that we get introduced to these. My school board introduced us to a limited number of technology tools that we were allowed to use. Seesaw, google classroom mainly were used by us. Though it was a struggle at the beginning for both teachers and students. But slowly and steadily, we adapted ed-tech. It has been a critical solution that has proved to be a lifeline to many schools, including ours and enabled them to continue teaching remotely.
Another critical factor that I noticed was the relationship build up teacher-student-parent. The parent had more visual or audial knowledge about their children, leading to more interaction between teacher and parent. “Through tutorial videos and audio feedback, parents gain a better understanding of teaching methods used in-class, and this empowers parents to play a more active role in their children’s learning. Research from the education endowment foundation indicates that parental or guardian support is a really important factor with student attainment, so anything which enables this involvement is vital” (Chohan, 2021). We cannot overlook the guardian support or involvement.
As I had minimal knowledge about the assessment tools beginning the class. I got introduced to so many new devices from Ed 833 class that I really admire. During the class time we also had a chance to discuss about the tools and the importance of having them in class. Also, we could look more deeply into it.