Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Resources to Support Formative Assessment

Blended Learning, Flipped, 1 to 1, and Online Learning

Formative assessments are powerful learning checkpoints for teachers and students. Formative assessments are part of the learning process and can be enhanced with a variety of different #EdTech resources. This post will introduce you to a variety of different formative assessment tools. The tools will connect to a range of different learning styles and activities. We recommend taking your time to explore and experiment.

Many of these resources have activities / assessments that are public. You can copy and modify as needed . I recommend starting with some of the existing lessons before jumping in on your own. Why recreate the wheel?

Video Assessment Tools
  • EdPuzzle
    The easiest way to engage your students with videos. pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding.
    EdPuzzle has some nice channels and lessons: https://edpuzzle.com/search
  • TED Ed
    Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch
    Ted Ed has some great lessons already created: http://ed.ted.com/lessons
  • Playposit
    Teachers begin with any online video (screencasts, Khan Academy, TED, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities.
    Playposit has a range of “bulbs” you can copy and edit: https://www.playposit.com/panel/lessons
Game-Based Assessment Tools
  • Kahoot
    A bit more teacher centered, but the students get very excited to do this. They do sometimes focus more on speed than accuracy. You can search and find existing public Kahoots that you can modify for you students. 
  • Quizizz
    Quizizz allows you to create and play awesome multiplayer quiz games, both in class and at home. 
  • Socrative
    Socrative has both traditional assessment tools and some game based resources.
Assessment / Presentation Tools
  • Poll Everywhere for Google Slides
    Incorporate live polling directly into your Google Slides. Create new Poll Everywhere polls or insert one of your old favorites, all without leaving Google Slides. 
  • Peardeck
    With Pear Deck, bring interactive, engaging slide presentations to your classroom. Real-time formative assessments and discussions enhance understanding. 
  • Nearpod
    Nearpod is a classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons. 
More Formative Tools
  • Formative
    A platform for real-time formative assessments + a FREE next-generation student response system. 
  • Google Forms
    Flubaroo or Superquiz to auto grade quizzes.
    Flubaroo | Super Quiz
  • Socrative
    Socrative empowers you to engage and assess your students as learning happens. Through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation, and visualization, you have instant insight into levels of understanding so you can use class time to better collaborate and grow as a community of learners. 
  • Mastery Manager
    The online testing shows some potential for both formative and summative assessments. 
  • ExitTicket
    ExitTicket is a student response system, designed by teachers to achieve one simple idea: Accelerate student achievement. 
  • Google Classroom Polls
    Polling feature in Google Classroom.
  • Quizlet Live
    Quizlet Live is an in-class, team-based learning game. Students work together to correctly match a Quizlet set's terms and definitions. The first team to match 12 in a row wins!

More Assessment Resources
Recharge Learning Assessment Resource Site with resources and ideas connected to assessment.