Everyday Assessments with Web 2.0 Tools

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Your presenters tonight are Brian Ward, Tracey Willyard, and Claudio Zavala.  We will each be sharing our top 3 webtools that can help you assess you students in an innovative and engaging way.  

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What is Formative Assessment?

  • Gives teachers information to drive instruction
  • Provides ongoing feedback
  • Helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses

Traditional Assessment Tools

Both Socrative and Infuse Learning allow teachers to set up a quiz/test online.  Students can respond via any device.  Both sites also all for real time, on the fly questions.  The main difference between the two is that Infuse Learning allows students to submit a drawing response.  Why we like these tools - they allow us to venture into the world of technology integration and making the lessons more engaging for students while letting teachers stay in the comfort zone of the traditional test.

Change it up - Try KaHoot!

Kahoot is still a quiz type tool similar to Socrative and Infuse Learning, but it adds a game component that raises the level of engagement for students.

Let Them Create!

These tools allow students to use their knowledge to create! Students get the chance to create and teachers get the chance to see how well students internalized the learning.

The kindergarten teacher in me, LOVES this site!  One of my "go to" activities was always to have the students make a book about whatever we were learning.  Flipsnackedu.com allows users to create an online flip book.  The catch is the free version only allows for 10 student accounts, but we're teachers! We are creative problem solvers!

Let's have a Discussion

Creating a backchannel or discussion board for students to respond to questions.  Backchannels are extremely popular at conferences and other educational gatherings. A backchannel provides a way for participants to share in conversation while participating in learning. In the classroom they can be a way for kids to collaborate without shouting across the room. In terms of formative assessments, questions at various points through the lesson could be posted there and kids could respond.  The other benefit of a backchannel is the conversation can continue outside of the classroom.