Digital Formative Assessments!

options to use during a lesson cycle to assess learning

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What is Formative Assessment?

Formative Assessment is a deliberate process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides actionable feedback used to adjust ongoing teaching and learning strategies to improve students’ attainment of curricular learning targets/goals. Learn more here.

Digital Formative Assessment: Tools for Teachers

Birdville ISD embraces the PLC cycle and encourages teachers to constantly monitor, assess, and re-teach. Formative assessment is the key to understanding what students have learned, and teachers need a variety of formative assessment tools in their teaching tool-kit to do this well. There are numerous digital formative options, all with different classroom uses and functions. Explore the options below and if you have specific questions about these tools, please contact your campus digital learning specialist. He/she will be happy to come answer questions as you set up or run the tool the first time in your classroom.
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A Variety of Tools for Your Tool-box

Flippity Awesomeness

Flippity is a site that allows teachers to import data from spreadsheets to create a variety of activities.

This Just In....Quizalize!

Quizalize is yet another option that we saw at TCEA in Austin in November. There is a how-to video below.
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How-To Videos for Account Set-up

How to Create Classes with Formative (
Plickers Tutorial- Setting Up an Account and Creating a Class
AnswerGarden Tutorial
Quizalize Introduction Video

One last option...the tried-and-true, Kahoot!

Many BISD teachers use Kahoot in their classrooms and there are many "kahoots" that are posted publicly that can be copied and used. Kahoot is a popular on-line quiz maker that allows for short questions and up to four multiple choice answer options. Students can easily answer through personal devices or classroom iPads.