Remote learning: how 5 secondary schools use formative assessment in live lessons

From free whiteboard tools to simulating a walk around the room, see if the approaches these secondary schools are using could help you check pupils' understanding during live lessons.

Last reviewed on 16 February 2021
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  1. Responding to pupils' work in real time
  2. Free whiteboard tool to monitor pupils’ annotations
  3. Listening out for common misconceptions in breakout room chat  
  4. Using quick quizzes, polling tools and chat functions strategically 

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Responding to pupils' work in real time

Staff at Sandringham School, Outwood Grange Academies Trust and Eden Girls' School provide instant verbal or written feedback to pupils as they watch them work on a task. This saves time on marking and enables staff to catch common misconceptions. 

To do this, have your live session open on one tab and your collaboration platform (where pupils work on a task) on another. For: 

The schools we spoke to found that they end up giving more feedback than