Assessment on the Go!

IFL - April 2015

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Session description:

Explore the world of assessments through the lens of technology. Join us for this hands-on review of free apps and tools that work great on a variety of devices. Included: Quizizz, Kahoot, Google Forms, Plickers, Socrative, and more!

Today's session will be fast paced and hands on. The objective is to introduce you to tools that are fairly easy to use and free! Hopefully you will find a few that you want to implement in your classroom. Tutorials and step-by-step directions are listed for each application for you to follow. I am also always a phone call away!


Visit the Kahoot Website

Kahoot User Guide

Kahoot Quick Start - by Kelly Fischer

Create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys (called Kahoots) using any device with a web browser… including a laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone or PC and more! This is a free tool right now but is in Beta. There are no age restrictions.

Kahoot! empowers educators and captivates learners. Through the creation of a trusted learning space, educational content is delivered by asking meaningful questions in real-time, creating a social, fun and game-like environment


Quizizz is a multiplayer, game-based student assessment tool that can be used on any device with a web browser. One of the things that sets Quizizz apart is that it is self-paced and quiz questions, answers, and leaderboard all show on the student device.

View a Video Walkthrough

  1. Select one of the public quizzes or create your own.
  2. Click "Play" to generate your unique game code.
  3. Ask your students to open and enter the game code.
  4. See students joining on the live dashboard, and launch when ready.
  5. The game begins!
  6. Track live progress of your class on your dashboard.


Free Account Includes:

  • Watch as many video lessons as you like
  • Find great educational videos from YouTube and Vimeo
  • Create your own video lessons using 6 interactive elements with a single video
  • Share lessons with your students and friends
  • Track viewer progress and responses with detailed analytics
  • Copy and edit ready-to-use video lessons from the Zaption Gallery

Video User Guide
Let's Play With Zaption!

The Dot Literature example -

Let's Play With Zaption!

Pi Day Example -


Similar to costly classroom response clickers, Plickers provides teachers with quick and timely feedback on classroom instruction without the cost. Just give each student a card (a “paper clicker”), and use your smartphone to scan them to do instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls. Students choose A, B, C, or D by rotating their cards, and you can scan multiple students at once. Best of all, your data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at

Demo on YouTube

Visit Plickers Website

Plickers Step by Step

App through iTunes


Socrative Website

Userguide - Easy to follow with screen shots.

More than 1,000 shared quizzes

Socrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding. Socrative saves teachers time so the class can further collaborate, discuss, extend and grow as a community of learners. Under 13 may use with the permission of an adult or supervision of a teacher.

Let's Play! Open Socrative Student App. Room #41956

Let's Play Socrative!

Open the Socrative Student App, click here, or visit & click on "Student" to play along

Google Forms

Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way.

How to Create a Google Form

Using Flubaroo

Using Google Forms to Differentiate Instruction

Let's Play with Google Forms!

Click here or visit to play!

SMART XC Collaboration

Stimulate collaboration and discussion while incorporating mobile devices into your SMART Notebook lessons in new and exciting ways

Enables pupils to send text from mobile devices to their front of class display, encouraging brainstorming / idea creation and raising pupil engagement.


Visit the Nearpod Website

Monitor classroom activity and easily control students' devices.
Get immediate feedback and track your class's progress with detailed reports.

Assess in real time!

A few implementation notes about Nearpod:

  • Teachers may easily upload existing Powerpoint or Keynote presentations on the Nearpod website.
  • Nearpod can be a helpful student-centered BYOD tool. Students may access a Nearpod presentation from any network using a browser and a five letter code. Students who are absent may also follow your presentation from home or wherever an Internet connection is available.

A great step-by-step guide

Search #NearpodTeachers on Twitter to see how other teachers are using it in their classrooms.

Let's Play with Nearpod!

Open the Nearpod App or visit to play.


ThingLink is a wonderful tool that allows students to create interactive images. It is superb way to assess students, letting them really show what they know.

Thinglink strongly supports the 21st century skills of critical thinking, creation, communication and collaboration. It’s a tool that can be used to enhance any and all common core standards and can range from a single picture depicting one vocabulary word, a world map showcasing fifty different cultures or transforming the Periodic Table of Elements into a true multimedia experience.

Here's a recent Thinglink presentation I created with more examples.

Stop Motion Animation

Want to learn more? Join me for the next interactive session: Storytelling with a 21st Century Twist.
Gold Rush
Want More? Assessment Tools to Explore On Your Own

Contact me if you would like additional training!


Sign in for FCPS

Edmodo is a "social learning platform" website for teachers, students, and parents. Think of it as the Facebook for schools. Using Edmodo, teachers invite students into private groups that can be used for online classroom discussions, but in a format that keeps the teacher firmly in control. Teachers give students a class signup code(which can be shared with their parents, allowing them to monitor their own child's activity). Because it is an invitation-only social network, Edmodo is meant to mirror a secure offline classroom that intruders cannot access, with rules of decorum enforced by software. For example, just as students aren't supposed to pass notes in class, they can't send private messages to each other. They can post only to the group or the teacher, and group messages can be moderated by the teacher if necessary.

Quick Guides (once signed in)

Exit Ticket

ExitTicket is a free tool that provides personalized instruction and targeted interventions by helping teachers track student understanding through formative assessments. It uses real-time data of individual student performance. ExitTicket is accessible on a browser, iPhone app, Android Smartphone and Tablet App, or any web-enabled device.

Visit the Website

User Guide

Included with Basic FREE account:

Teacher, projector and student modules

4 Free types of assessments

Item bank of free-to-use assessments

Longitudinal scorebook (by date)

24/7 Online Helpdesk

24-hour Turn time on support emails

Available add-ons from the App Center

Class Flow

ClassFlow is a versatile tool:

1) It brings the presentation TO THE students on any device

2) Teachers can send individual cards to students, targeting differentiation

3) Formative assessments are seamlessly built in

Visit the Class Flow website


EDPuzzle Website

EDpuzzle is a great educational site to help you better utilize video in your classroom for learning. You can find and crop video to use only what you need, add audio notes within the video or do some voice over work for a video, and you can embed questions throughout the video to track student understanding. EDpuzzle collects data as students watch and interact with the video. You can see if and when a student watched the video, and see the progress of all students through the answers to embedded questions.