There are two camps in the formative assessment field. One focuses on what the teacher does. The teacher camp concentrates on all the teacher does- how he/she observes, gather data and plans the lesson. It focuses on future changes for the next year in the curriculum or manner of presenting it. The other camp focuses on the students receiving information for their improvement in the standard for the present lesson. This other camp simply asks how does what the teacher does help the students to better learn the standard in this unit.
What formative assessment camp are you in? How do you use technology to help you in your camp?