Formative Assessment & Technology

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What is Formative Assessment?

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

Formative Assessment Tools


Kahoot is a game-based website that allows teachers to create games with multiple choice questions for the students to answer. The session is played as a quiz with game show music and points awarded to students based on speed and accuracy. After each question is answered, a graph displays how the group did as a whole. The top five places are also shown after each question.

Are you ready to have some fun?

  • On your device or laptop, open
  • Enter the Pin number projected on the screen and click Enter.
  • Type in your name and click Join Game.
  • Wait for the teacher to begin the game.

Good Luck!

Click here to download a Kahoot tutorial.

The new Team Mode is another great feature of Kahoot! Learn more about this new feature here.

BRAND NEW! Use Answer Streak Bonus with any Kahoot Game to reward accuracy! This should help alleviate students quickly guessing an answer just to get more points.

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The Art of Blind Kahoot!'ing

Blind Kahoot!'ing is a great way to use Kahoot! as an instructional tool instead of a review game. Learn about it from a Kahoot! expert here.


Quizizz is very similar to Kahoot, except the questions appear on the students' devices.

Let's try it out!

  • On your device or laptop, open
  • Click Join a Game.
  • Enter the Game Code the teacher provides and click Go.
  • Type in your name and click Join Game.
  • Wait for the teacher to begin the game.

Good Luck!

Take a look at some of our favorite Quizizz features:

  • Easily create a quiz by using questions from multiple public quizzes
  • Math symbols
  • Highlight key words with red, green or blue text
  • Make your own Memes

Quizizz Tutorials

Quizizz App

Quizizz has a new feature that allows the question and answer choices to be read aloud using the Quizizz app. Only available for IOS devices.


Padlet is a virtual wall/bulletin board that allows students to create a sticky note to express their thoughts on a common topic. Padlet allows us to post text, links, images, and a wide variety of files including video.

Let's Compare!

15 Graphic Organizer Backgrounds for Padlet and iPad by Tech Chef 4 U (Lisa Johnson)

Quizlet Live

Quizlet has created a new program that turns your flashcards into a live, multi-player, review game.
Let's give it try!
  • Open
  • Type in the code the teacher has given you.
  • Type in your name.
  • Quizlet Live will assign you a team. Find your teammates and get together.
  • Wait for the teacher to begin the game.


How well do you know the great state of Texas?
  • Go to
  • The room number is football.
  • Wait for the teacher to start the quiz!

Socrative also has an App for most devices!

Use Socrative to visualize the responses of your students! Step-by-step directions and question ideas can be found in this post from Socrative.


Are you ready to learn something new?
  • Open
  • Click on the Join Session button.
  • Type in the Pin Number the teacher gives you.
  • Wait for the teacher to begin.

Nearpod also has an App for most devices!

That Quiz

Let's take a quick quiz over geometric shapes! Ready, set, go....Click here to begin.

For directions on how to effectively use That Quiz, check out Mathy Cathy's Blog post.


Click Login.
Select Student.
If you do not have an account, select Sign Up at the bottom of the screen. (no email required)
Click Add Class.
Type in the Code uhaduso
Click Join the Class.
Choose the Blue Start Button under the video.
Click the Play button to begin the assignment.

Animoto and Videolicious

Students can use Animoto or Videolicious to have students create a short video depicting what they learned in a given lesson.

Click here to view an Animoto video demonstrating the understanding of a new vocabulary word.

Go Formative

Let's Get Acquainted!
Enter the Quick Code your teacher gives you in the top, right of the screen and click Go.
Click Continue Without Logging In at the bottom of the screen.
Enter your first and last name and click Begin.
Answer the questions.
Click Submit.


What do you know about animals?
Click here to complete a form in TypeForm.

Example of a TypeForm assessment.

Typeform Video Tutorial
Typeform Directions

Poll Everywhere

You've probably used Poll Everywhere in a workshop or with your students, but have you seen the results posted in a word cloud? Get your phone out and discover this neat feature!

Read more about using word clouds in Poll Everywhere here.

Formative Assessment Tools Using 1 Computer or Device


Flipquiz is a Jeopardy-style game that is great for reviewing information. Divide your class into two teams and start playing! Flipquiz is ideal for interactive whiteboards, but it will work with a computer and a projector.

Let's test our knowledge on the Fine Arts!


Don't have enough devices for all students? Then Plickers might be the tool for you!
You only need the Plickers app downloaded on one IOS or Android device to scan the student responses. Let's try it out!
Read more about Plickers here.
Check out lots of info on Plickers here.


Flippity allows users to create an online Jeopardy-style game show quiz.
Click here for easy directions on how to create a Flippity Game Show Quiz. You can post a picture in the game board by copying the image URL and pasting it in the appropriate cell.

Click here to take a Flippity Quiz.

Flippity also has a flashcard module that uses Google Spreadsheets to build the cards.

Stick Pick

The Stick Pick App ($3.99) is a powerful tool that displays “question stems” that are uniquely tied to each learner’s cognitive or English language ability level.

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