Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in K-12 Education
Editors: Sajid Umair, Amir Ali Khan
Contributing Author: Joshua C. Elliott
Joshua Elliott is a contributing author, "Using Mobile Technology for Formative Assessment in the Classroom", Chapter 19, pp.308-320.
Contribution abstract: A Bring Your Own Device Policy (BYOD), although open to criticism, has many benefits. One significant benefit of a BYOD policy is the opportunities for formative assessment opened up when students can access devices on an individual level. BYOD policies are often implemented in an effort to place a device in the hands of every student when district funding would not allow it. The value of formative assessment lies in its ability to provide teachers with information about the level of student understanding. This chapter provides an overview of BYOD, formative assessments, and where they can intersect. States possible concerns and issues associated with the use of personal student devices in an educational setting along with possible ways of addressing these concerns and issues. It also gives specific strategies for developing and implementing formative assessments in a BYOD classroom. This chapter also includes specific tools as well as their strengths and weaknesses.
Elliott, Joshua. (2017) "Using Mobile Technology for Formative Assessment in the Classroom" In Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in K-12 Education, Editors: Sajid Umair, Amir Ali Khan, Publisher: IGI Global, Chapter 19-pp.308-320 ISBN: 9781522527060 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2706-0
Umair, Sajid; Ali Khan, Amir; and Elliott, Joshua C., "Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in K-12 Education" (2017). GSEAP Faculty Book and Media Gallery. 48.