Digital Formative Assessment Tools

April Harris and Clint Glaesmann

QUESTIONING:

  • What is it that I am assessing?
  • What information do I need to gain from this assessment (concrete or informal)?
  • How will I use this assessment for future references or reflections?
  • What tool can be used with my lesson to provide me with the information I need?

INFUSE LEARNING:

Infuse learning is a formative assessment tool that can be integrated throughout a lesson or used as a preset quiz. Great tool for gaining feedback on students' knowledge of the content, gives direct feedback to the students, and provides mechanisms that work with every learning style.

BLENDSPACE:

What should I do with my lesson to really get my students involved? Is this a question you ask yourself a lot? Well here is a perfect solution. Belndspace is an online website that allows teachers to create an interactive lesson that incorporates all TEKS through videos, educreations, google drive documents, and more. The great thing about these lessons is that you can even incorporate a quiz at the end of each to assess students' knowledge and use that as the driving force to assess struggling areas. Everything is embedded into one area, students get immediate feedback, teachers get valid data, and it is a free app on Edmodo. Note: If you find a lesson you like in the gallery favorite it and make a copy so you can use and edit the way you like.

KAHOOT!

Need a fun way to get students prepared for an end of the unit assessment? Well why not try KAHOOT! This game is easy to set up, keeps students involved, give automatic feedback, and is competitive and fun.

GOOGLE FORMS:

Google Forms is a great way to for students to provide feedback on a topic. Google forms allows for privacy of each student, allows for real input without bias from others' opinions, and provides valid data for the teacher to assess the needs of their students. To Start creating a google form simply sign into your google drive, click create and select form.

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO GRADE GOOGLE FORMS.

THE CHALLENGE

INFUSE LEARNING

BLENDSPACE

KAHOOT!

GOOGLE FORMS

THESE INFO-GRAPHS WERE CREATED USING CANVA.

Final Notes with Padlet

Now that we have analyzed each of our tools and our group has assessed ways that these tools can be used in our classroom, we are now going to share our tools together on our padlet board.

Other USeful Formative Assessment Tool

The buttons below will take you to other resources that are beneficial to your classroom and provide useful tips on other ways to assess students.

Citations:

"InfuseLearning - iPad/Tablet Learner Response Solution - YouTube." 2012. 10 Apr. 2014 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-skvqjepU1Q>

"YouTube - Getting Started with Blendspace." 2013. 10 Apr. 2014 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ_Mg3lSoew>

"HOW TO PLAY A GAME OF KAHOOT! - YouTube." 2013. 10 Apr. 2014 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2JbY979WUg>

"A tour of Google Forms - YouTube." 2013. 10 Apr. 2014 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEY10Ub-k-U>

"RubiStar Home." 2002. 10 Apr. 2014 <http://rubistar.4teachers.org/>

"Empty swings ... | Flickr - Photo Sharing!." 2005. 10 Apr. 2014 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/aricee/29339196/>

"Dr. Helen Barrett's Electronic Portfolios." 2003. 10 Apr. 2014 <http://electronicportfolios.org/>

"Web 2.0 Guru - Tools By Subject - Wikispaces." 2008. 10 Apr. 2014 <https://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Tools+By+Subject>

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