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I am going to try out Kahoot. It will take some time to learn to build my own Kahoot but I think it may help. I have heard good things about this app and how the students interact with it. My subject will be how a character develops throughout the plot of a story.
Hi. I use goformative all the time. Its simple to set up and you can see students responses immediately as well as give immediate feedback. Good for formative assessments. Hope that helps.
Do you have access to Google? Google has quizzes you can create to use for formative assessing. If you teach middle or high school, it works best when you set up a class in Google classroom and assign the formative that way. Google will keep the scores sorted for you by class.
You can also use Socrative to create an online assessment. You give students the room code to join and take the assessment. The is no way to keep class scores separate unless you create different versions of the assessment for each separate class.
One thing to note with both of these tools is that you may need to be specific with students about answer format... The computer cannot tell the difference between capital and lowercase letters and will only consider an answer correct when it is exactly as you typed it on the answer sheet. An alternative to this would be to only use multiple choice.
If you are looking to see what students know or got out of a lesson, consider using Padlet and asking students to share their thoughts on a blank canvas (padlet). You can then discuss it is a class. There is a way to make the comments private for shy students who may not want their name to appear with their comments. You can go back later and turn names back on so that you can see each students individual thinking.
The last resource I'm going to suggest is Kahoot. There are so many Kahoots others have created and are willing to share, which makes it really easy to use! Simply search for your topic, if you find a Kahoot with one or two questions you didn't like, you can make a copy and edit those questions. I personally like to use Kahoot as a fun and interactive way to review before a summative assessment. When I do this, I let students work in teams of 3-4. I have also used Kahoot with partner teams when I wanted to look at student scores more closely. I have not done individual students only on Kahoot because it's a game, it's competitive, and without the "team" students tend to not be as motivated and competitive (in a good way of course).
I hope this information helps. Technology can be overwhelming getting started, but it is also a huge time saver. Grading is instantaneous and students love getting that immediate feedback.
Let me know if you have any questions once you get started.
Quizlet has a new feature which is Quizlet live. It breaks students into groups and they have to work together to find the right answer. Each student will have multiple choice answers on there screen, but only one student in the group will have the correct one. This requires students to collaborate with each other. The team that reaches 12 points first wins. After the game is done, you will get a description on which words students had trouble with or misunderstood. I have only used it for a few times myself, but the feedback from students is positive. It is a great tool to use as a study session before a test.
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