Do You See What I See?
My Top 3 Tools for Formative Assessment
How can we access data that informs our instruction AND helps students think about THEIR OWN thinking?
What is ThatQuiz?
ThatQuiz may be the tool for you if you want:
- Focused skill practice and remediation
- A simple way to pre-test and post-test
- Immediate feedback to inform instruction for teacher to take appropriate actions
- Immediate feedback for students to reflect and revise
How to Use ThatQuiz "On The Fly"
- Ask students to choose a specific topic from ThatQuiz's front-page menu
- Select desired constraints listed on the left side of the screen
- View individual student screens for feedback
- Students reflect on errors, reteaching, student tries again, fostering a "feedback loop"
- Set up a free teacher account and password-protected student accounts
- Generate and assign quizzes based on constraints... OR...
- Browse quizzes designed by other teachers... OR...
- Design your own quizzes from scratch
- With password-protected logins, easily track student data all year!
Click on each student score for a quick summary.
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What is Nearpod?
Nearpod may be the tool for you if you want:
- Seamless delivery of instruction and assessment
- Ability to instantly view and share student work samples anonymously
- A variety of assessment tools, such as polls, quizzes, and more!
- Refresh an existing presentation. Export slides as images and upload to Nearpod.
- Insert assessment tools often! Polls, quizzes and "draw" slides are great for math!
- Launch student work anonymously to all students' screens. This is a great way to facilitate rich, mathematical discussions and authentic error analysis right away... not to mention, add a little motivation and positive peer pressure!
Nearpod's Live Quiz Results
Middle school students care about what their peers think!
Time to Reteach
Check out our circle graph... time to reteach!
Nearpod's Live Poll Results
Ask students to share an opinion and see the results in real-time.
Using Nearpod "On The Fly"... Sort Of
- Create simple Nearpod "templates" that are not content-specific
- Consider a template for assessing prior knowledge and/or reviewing homework
- Use as often as needed!
Recipe for Successful, Reusable Nearpod "Templates"
- An intro slide with instructions for students
- A "draw" feature for students to work out a problem
- A "poll" to ask students how well they think they understand the current concept
- A closure or "thank you" slide
Launch a Homework Review Template
Give students directions on Slide #1 of the Nearpod presentation.
Review Students' Work
Virtually send every student to the "board" using the Nearpod "Draw" feature. Examine a work sample from each student in real-time.
Authentic Anonymous Error Analysis
Launch select work samples, correct and incorrect, to all students' screens. Let the rich communication begin!
Review Students' Work
Using the Nearpod app and a "template model", instant formative assessment feedback has helped middle school students "know what they don't know". Cathy Yenca's One Best Thing guides teachers through the process of creating simple Nearpod templates.
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What is Socrative?
Socrative may be the tool for you if you want:
- A quick response on the fly from every student
- Pacing options (student-paced versus teacher-paced)
- Immediate, color-coded data reports
Note: Socrative generally allows up to 50 participants to simultaneously login and participate in a quiz.
Using Socrative "On the Fly"
- Ask students a question verbally
- Launch a "single question activity"
- Display, analyze, and discuss responses from every student
Launching a Socrative Quiz
- Create a Socrative multiple-choice quiz, indicating the correct choice for each question
- Promote classroom discussion by launching a "teacher-paced" quiz
- Assess individual students by launching a "student-paced" quiz
- Color-coded data report can be e-mailed to the teacher immediately after quiz!