Informal Assessment Tools

81 Dash- Backchannel

A safe solution that allows students access to communicate anytime, anywhere, but also a solution that would keep them safe and give the teacher the opportunity to monitor and have full control of that chat environment.

81Dash is also a Dashboard that allows students to communicate, share files, take notes, and keep track of important tasks. - a fantastic, free backchannel tool for your classroom

TodaysMeet- Backchannel

TodaysMeet is a backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. Designed for teachers, TodaysMeet takes great care to respect the needs and privacy of students while giving educators the tools for success.

Students join fast, easy to start rooms with no sign up, and can immediately start powerful conversations that augment the traditional classroom.
Todays Meet teacher tutorial


Padlet is a free Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where educators can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone from any device.

Padlet in Ed - Tech Tools Tour


Like a “Playstation for education”, Kahoot! is a game-based educational platform that leaves your students begging for more. With a refreshingly new take on introducing a subject and formative assessment - through quizzing, collaboration and presentation of content - Kahoot! initiates peer-led discussions, with students left on the edge of their seats.

Kahoot Tutorial