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The Latest & Greatest Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

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Maria Vlahiotis

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Formative Assessments:
Monitor student progress
Inform instruction
Promote equity
TodaysMeet.com
Embedded in Lessons
Can't Live Without 'Em
Image by Tom Mooring
The Latest & Greatest
Formative Assessment Tools
for Your Classroom

Online Quizzes
Maria Vlahiotis
...and one more!
Formative Assessments:
What and Why
"...formative assessment does improve learning. The gains in achievement appear to be quite considerable, and...
amongst the largest ever reported
for educational interventions"
(Black & William, 1998).
“Formative assessments are ongoing assessments, observations, summaries, and reviews that
inform teacher instruction and provide students feedback on a daily basis
"
(Fisher and Frey, 2007)
.
Two Easy Formative Assessment Tools
Today's Meet
Pros:
Cons:
Backchannel
Simplest tool of all
No student login required
Presenter mode
Save transcript
Question posed does not stay on page
Must continuously scroll down to read responses
140-character limit
padlet.com
padlet
Pros:
Cons:
Online bulletin board gathers responses quickly
No student login required
Teachers can very quickly create a Padlet wall
Students can upload video, images, and documents
Ideal for student collaboration, brainstorming, sorting, etc.
Not ideal for collecting individual data
Cannot change font size
Student responses can overlap
iPad glitches
Today's question:

padlet.com/MVliteracy/FAtools
socrative.com
socrative
Pros:
Cons:
exitticket.org
exit ticket
Pros:
Cons:
Students can see their progress, as compared to others, in real time
Responses are graded instantaneously
Includes a score book that automatically catalogs student answers
Item bank of questions and assessments to pick from
Can track by standard or "Learning Target," not just assessment
Not all assessment types available in the free version
Free version only allows quizzes up to ten questions long
Slightly more complicated interface
getkahoot.com
kahoot
Pros:
Cons:
polleverywhere.com
Poll everywhere
Pros:
Cons:
Different types of questions PLUS a game
"Quick questions" included
Teacher - and/or student-paced quizzes
Can add images to questions
No student email required
Scores are only available as Excel spreadsheets
Exit Ticket is limited
the Space Race game is not for everyone...
Create a quiz; add images/videos, and set a time limit for student responses
Instant feedback to students
Many public Kahoots to choose from
Save student results to Google Drive
Scores are calculated based on the speed of the correct answer
Colored boxes, not answers on students' screens
No open-ended questions
Everything is timed
Less-confident students can feel anxiety
Greek Goddess Quiz

Create quick, simple surveys for students
View in real time online or embedded in PowerPoint presentations
Students can respond via text message or online
Anonymous results displayed online
Cannot track individual responses
Cell phone policy/student cell phone charge
Cannot guarantee individual participation
nearpod.com
nearpod
Pros:
Cons:
Show students your presentation at your own pace-on THEIR devices
Embed questions between slides for instant feedback
Can import already-created PowerPoints and Prezis
Many question types
Presentation-creation tools are minimal
Free version does not include student-paced version (which would be helpful for students who were absent)
zaption.com
zaption
Pros:
Cons:
Shorten videos
Embed text and image slides, drawings, and questions (open response, multiple choice and check boxes) into videos for your flipped classroom
Search for videos directly on the website
Students can go back and change answers; they can rewind the video and work at their own pace
Students can miss questions by fast forwarding the video
educanon.com
educanon
Pros:
Cons:
Unlike Zaption, students cannot skip over questions in Educanon's free version
Many useful features are not available with a free account (ex: auto-graded fill-in-the-blank, copy and edit public lessons, download grades)
Slightly less elegant interface
plickers
todaysmeet.com/FAtools2015
Pros:
Cons:
No student devices needed
Students hold up pre-printed, pre-assigned cards to answer multiple-choice questions
Teacher scans the class, and the results are automatically generated
Keep track of student results over time on app
If class is spread out, might take 2-3 min. to capture all answers
Cannot export student scores/results
Which tool(s) could you see yourself using with your students?
Room: FAtools2015
socrative.com
-Judith Dodge, 25 Quick Formative Assessments for the Differentiated Classroom
goformative.com
Formative
Pros:
Cons:
Many questions types including drawing
Can create questions manually or can import and create answerable document
Can track students/classes for free
Easy grading
Cannot comments on scores
goformative.com
Quick Code HMPX977
Go to: Nearpod.com
In the JOIN SESSION box, type in: CHKGN
Literacy Specialist
Core Learning
Alameda County Office of Education

Contact: mvlahiotis@acoe.org, @MVliteracy
Presentation:
Handout:
tinyurl.com/latestgreatestFAtools
tinyurl.com/latestgreatesthandout
What are formative assessments?
What is the goal of formative assessments?
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