Teaching Scenarios

In this gallery, you can browse numerous teaching scenarios where a wide range of digital formative assessment (DFA) practices are used, ranging from online quizzes to concept maps and e-portfolios. Meet teachers Anna, Arjana and Kornélia who will introduce each scenario to you.

What will I find in this gallery?

In these scenarios developed by teachers from seven different countries, you will find out how they set out to integrate DFA in their classes. You will read how they set their learning goals and adapted their teaching to their students’ needs. You might discover new digital tools, new ideas for topics, and new practices of formative assessment. Even if you are aware of the methods described, you might discover new approaches that can be useful for your own practice. 

You can browse through the examples and set yourself the goal of trying at least one of the examples with your students. You can also look at multiple scenarios and choose one interesting element from each. Each of the examples should work in different subjects and contexts.

You can see how you can adapt them to your context.


There are scenarios from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Portugal, Spain and The Netherlands. You might consider starting by browsing through the scenarios by teachers from your country. However, we strongly encourage you to check out scenarios from other countries, too; this is a great opportunity to learn from teachers that are not from your local network. You might discover interesting ideas.

Are you going to try out DFA for the first time, or are you looking for ideas that you have not tried yet? We have labelled each scenario by how difficult they might be for the reader to to put into practice. There are three difficulty levels: Easy, Intermediate and Advanced. The levels are based on (1) how much preparation time the teachers need to do before the class; (2) the extent to which teachers might need to change their usual lesson structure; and (3) how difficult it would be to learn to use the digital tools featured in the scenario.

Each of the unique scenarios employs a specific practice from a set of DFA practices. This set is based on a literature review we conducted on the scientific research done about DFA. The specific practices which might suit you best depends on your context and experience with DFA. For instance, classroom polling might be easier to embed in your practice because it can be implemented in short periods during your lessons. You may also be interested in blended or asynchronous activities, dashboards or communication platforms, which require more planning time but which can enrich learning experiences. If any of the tools and practices are new to you, you can check out our pedagogical glossary and digital tools glossary to get a general idea about them.

The scenarios feature activities in primarily the subject of mathematics, foreign language and science. However, the digital formative assessment practices and the tools being used in these examples, can be used in any other subject area. The tools also aim to develop transversal skills such as collaboration and creativity. The subject and classroom activities featured in the scenarios help to illustrate the DFA practices concretely.