Formative Assessment Tools

CSIS Training: Tuesday the 16th or Wednesday the 17th

Plickers Drawing

Come to one of my training sessions and you will be entered into the drawing to win one of these prizes:

one of three official Plickers card sets


a size large minty fresh Plickers t-shirt

The drawing will be held February 22nd.

Available Training Times

All day Tuesday the 16th or Wednesday the 17th during your conference period

TCEA has collected technology tools available for formative assessment.

Only 1 Device Needed for these Tools...


Plickers is a classroom response app that teachers can use very easily without having devices for each student. It uses QR code cards for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills.

iOS App & Android App

Free Plickers Card Set

Plickers Overview Video

Want to start with Plickers? Check out my site for the how to guide: Plickers


ZipGrade will scan and automatically grade your bubble sheets.

ZipGrade Pricing: Free for the first 100 scans. $1.99 for 2 months or $6.99 for 1 year.

Watch this video to see ZipGrade in action.

Email me if you want help importing your students into ZipGrade to create your classes.

Use Google Forms to create and grade quizzes online (including open ended questions)

Google Forms

Google Forms is a Google app where you can create quizzes online that can be automatically graded and analyzed.

Add-on: Flubaroo

Flubaroo is a FREE add-on to Google Forms/Sheets which lets you quickly grade and analyze student performance on multiple choice and fill-in assignments.

Flubaroo Overview Video

Game Based Formative Assessment Tools


Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system. You create multiple choice questions that can include images and YouTube videos. Students play the Kahoot and receive immediate feedback. Teachers can run reports on student data.

PDF Tutorial on Getting Started


Socrative empowers you to engage and assess your students as learning happens. Through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation, and visualization, you have instant insight into levels of understanding

Socrative Overview Video


Quizizz is a fun multiplayer classroom activity, that allows all your students to practice together. (Similar to Kahoot)

Quizizz Walkthrough Video

Make your PDF or Word doc interactive online

Go Formative

Go Formative

Great way to go paperless with PDFs, Word, GDocs.

Create an assignment. Assign it. Receive Live Results. Give Immediate Feedback.

Intro to Go Formative Video

Duck Soup

Duck Soup


Create Online Gradable Activities From Your Documents. Students can write on it like it's paper. Works seamlessly with Google Drive.

Intro to Duck Soup

Collaborative Tools (no log in needed)


Padlet is a collaboration board you create online for your students to add their thoughts, opinions, images and videos. Check out one of my examples.

Padlet about Google Drawing

Padlet Overview Video

Answer Garden

Answer Garden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Plant a question and invite participants to your AnswerGarden. Their answers will instantly form a growing word cloud!

Try this example of Answer Garden

Students and teachers can use Analyze My Writing to better understand how they can improve their writing

Analyze My Writing

Analyze My Writing is an online text content and readability analyzer. Copy and paste a text into the homepage and gain a wealth of information about your text including word and character counts, word and sentence lengths, the readability of your text, and other analyses.

About Analyze My Writing

Turn your classroom videos into assignments with EDpuzzle


EDpuzzle makes videos interactive with audio notes and questions for whole group instruction or individual viewing. Answers are automatically graded and open ended questions are easy for teachers to grade and give feedback.

EDpuzzle Overview Video