Old school? Still giving paper formative assessments? Although that can be easy to have your kids do a quiz on paper, who wants to lug a bunch of paper quizzes home and take the time to grade them? I'm all for assessing students, not for grading hundreds of answers after school! Let's look at how to work smarter, not harder, when giving formative assessments to your students!
Ditch grading, get immediate results and see who understands which standards you are teaching with one of these three formative Assessment tools: Nearpod, Quizlet and Plickers.
Nearpod is by far my favorite assessment tool! Not only is this an assessment tool, its a powerpoint, puzzle generator and online polling tool. I use nearpod about 6 times a year in my classroom. That may not sound like much, but that's a lot considering I'm not in a one-to-one position with technology in my classroom.
Fun from the front page onward! My colleague Karen and I liked watching Quizlets around the world be created in South America, Austrailia and Asia. The most interesting geographic pins were students in Japan learning Spanish, students in Austrailia learning their own history and students in South America learning French. As an educator it was fascinating to find out what other educators around the world are currently teaching in their classrooms
Plickers - who wouldn't love these? Instantly scanning a classroom of students and having data on your mobile device within seconds is such a valuable tool.
If you're new or an advanced techie, any one of these online formative assessment tools are well worth your time and effort for easy data gathering of where you're students are with learning content in your class!
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