Fun, Fast, and Formative Assessments is a video about how you quickly can assess ongoing learning. I will give a short explanation to the differences between formative and summative assessments, but mostly I will give you examples of formative assessments that I always have loved to use as an active teacher. These assessments can be used as a teacher, a homeschooler, a parent, and even as a student with some modifications. It can be helpful when helping your kid with their studying, and as a student they can be a fast way for you to self-assess. I hope you find some useful tips, and if you have another fast, fun, and formative assessment that you enjoy, please share them in the description.
Sometimes when I create videos like this one I get reminded of how much I miss actually being in a classroom. But if you get lemons, make lemonade as they say and YouTube has really been a way for me to talk about my passion in life, teaching and learning. Not only to share with you as viewers, no it has also taught me so much, Think that only 13 months ago I had never even tried to edit a video. I had no idea about all the behind the scenes work that goes into putting out these videos, and what you need to do to have a slightest chance to grow on YouTube.
Now my ambition is not to become a big “YouTuber” but it is a great way for me to stay in touch with new ideas in pedagogy, and to, maybe, get other people thinking about education and the state of our schools. Whether you have kids or not, the quality of our education will always affect you in the end, we are building for the future.
I also get so much joy out of creating these videos, to constantly try to push myself to develop new skills and find new ways of presenting myself. And that is what YouTube is for most of us, a way to present the best version of ourselves to the rest of the word, and do it in a way that people find entertaining, interesting, and even inspiring.
So back to the video that made me think about all this. Even if you not are an educator there is value in having fun, fast, and formative assessments in your repertoar, as a parent. homeschooler, and students you can always use these in some adjusted form to keep track of your own or your kids learning.