Formative Assessment with BYOD

Pam Evans


Why use Formal Assessments!

  • Gives teachers information to drive instruction
  • To assess learning while giving ongoing feedback
  • To help students identify their strengths and weaknesses
  • To make learning fun and exciting

Edmodo - Online and App

With intuitive features and unlimited storage, quickly create groups, assign homework, schedule quizzes, manage progress, and more. With everything on one platform, Edmodo reinforces and enhances what you're already doing in the classroom. Give students new ways to engage, participate, and express themselves. You can post discussion topics, conduct polls, award badges, and more, to foster communication and make learning social.


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EDpuzzle - Online

EdPuzzle allows you to add your voice and questions to educational videos. On EdPuzzle you can search for educational videos from Khan Academy and Learn Zillion. Once you've found a video you can insert your own voice comments and/or create a series of questions to go along with your chosen video. Questions are inserted along a timeline that matches the video.Your students don't have to wait until the end of a video in order to answer the questions. They can answer questions while fresh in their minds. The data is collected on the site so you can see when a student watched the video and the progress of all students answers.

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Grade: K - 8

An interactive whiteboard that records your voice and handwriting as well as pictures. Both you or your students can use it to produce lessons and presentations or even tell stories. They can be replayed over and over again.

Go to EduCreations app on your device

It is a way

  • for students to share ideas and knowledge with classmates
  • for teachers to share information with students

Educreations turns the iPad into a recordable whiteboard.

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Directions Link

Goformative - online

Online Student Response Systems/Online Formative Assessment Tools. Create incredible online assessments, classwork or homework. Allows teacher to respond with immediate feedback.

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Kahoot is a fun online game that allows you to search or make your own online quizzes. Are you ready to have some fun?



  • Open on your device or laptop
  • Enter the Pin number projected on the screen and click Enter.
  • Type in your name and click Join Game.
  • Wait for the teacher to begin the game.

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Directions Link


Go to

Write on the wall as directed

iDevice and Android app available

NearPod - Online and APP

Meet Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the use of mobile devices in education. Easily create interactive multimedia presentations to engage your audience.


Grades: K - 8

Share information in an engaging way

Keeps students on task

End-of-lesson reports to help you monitor progress and plan future instruction

Students can create their own presentations to share with the class

Click Join Session button.
Type in the Pin Number the teacher gives you.
Wait for the teacher to begin.

Nearpod also has an App for most devices!

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Directions Link

Padlet - Online

Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world on an online wall.

I want to know...
Double click on the wall and answer the question.

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Plickers - Online and App

Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.


Use Plickers for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills.


Give all students the chance to participate and engage in learning without feeling self-conscious.


No waiting on students to log-in on a computer or even opening an app.


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Go to

Type your question into the poll creator

Select the kind of poll you want to make

Press Create

Participants can respond through

  • Text
  • Web Browser

Quizizz - Online

Quizizz is a fun new way to conduct multiplayer review sessions in the classroom. It allows you to conduct live quizzes where all your students participate together. The fun graphics and leaderboards get students super-excited. You can also get 2 separate classes to play together... which is very fun! Choose from among the public quizzes, or create your own, there are 100s of quizzes for math, science, languages and several other topics.

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Students Website

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ScreenChomp is a great way have your students use the iPad to analyze and annotate over pictures or use it as a whiteboard. You can record the work done within the app and have it save automatically to the internet. Check it out!

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Socrative - Online and APP

Grade: K - 8

Students use their devices to answer questions while you get the results in real time so your can immediately adjust instruction. Socrative helps teachers know whether students understand the concept and skills taught.

Go to

Enter the room # that the teacher will give you

Click Join Room

Socrative also has an App for most devices!

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StudyStack - Flashcards - Online

Free flashcards for serious fun studying. Create your own or use sets shared by other teachers or students.

Using Flashcards on StudyStack will be much like using a pile of paper flashcards made with index cards. The current flashcard will be displayed in the center of the screen. When you click on it, the flashcard will flip to display what is on the other side of the card. After you've looked at both sides of the flashcard, you can put the card in either the green correct box or the red incorrect box by clicking on the box.

Once all the flashcards are known, you have interactive flashcards and games that will work on your Interactive WhiteBoard and a print option that includes crossword puzzle, word search and matching quiz.




Go to

Name your room (do not use any spaces)

The URL the participants will use will appear below the name

Chose when to close the room

Click Create Your Room

That Quiz

Let's take a quick quiz over geometric shapes! Ready, set, go....

For directions on how to effectively use That Quiz, check out Mathy Cathy's Blog post.

The Answer Pad

Open and log in

Click Set up a Group
Add the students. This can be done in different ways.

  • Edit the group and type in student information.
  • OR
  • Edit the group and select Self Registration.
Now Go Interactive by clicking the button and selecting the group.
Click the Library tab
Add Answer Sheet and follow instructions.

TAPit - is the free student app student use or can also use a web browser

Go to TAPit on your iDevice

Complete the Student Login

Click Register and wait for teacher instruction

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