Let the Games Begin

PD Session on using Games for Formative Assessment

Session Descriptor

Looking for a way to actively involve your students in classroom review? This session is primarily for whole class instruction and will give you free online resources to engage student interest while incorporating technology tools and providing prompt high-quality feedback. This will be a fun and engaging atmosphere for students.


* Participants will be able to create their own classroom formative assessments using various applications.

*Participants will be able to access data to view results from formative assessments created.

*Participants will be able to evaluate platforms to find which works best with their subject area.

Success Criteria:

  • Participants created formative assessment using tools demonstrated during session
  • Participant can administer formative assessment to classroom
  • Participants can analyze data using formative assessment tools in real time


Team Rubric Indicator: Activities and Materials, Motivating Students, Academic Feedback

NETS: Model digital age work and learning

TN Standards: Varies

PLC Guiding Questions

1. What is it we want our students to learn?

2. How will we know if each student has learned it?

3. How will we respond when some students do not learn it?

4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?

Digital Citizenship: Passwords, privacy, property


Join the Kahoot by going to kahoot.it

with Game PIN:


Let the Games Begin Tools Part One--Student Views


A Kahoot is a collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, business-people and social users, they are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.



Quizizz is an alternative to Kahoot, and there's also a lot for educators to like. It is very similar to Kahoot, with a few key differences. Just like Kahoot, the teacher (or student host) chooses a quiz to begin.


Game Code: 847223

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Part Two: Teacher View



  • Teacher App & Student app available in Apple App Store, Chrome web store, & Google Play