LIS 5260 Technology Smackdown



hi this is Lara rapini and this is my technology smackdown today we're gonna look at 20 different web tools that can be used for formative assessment when teachers do formative assessment effectively it can help students learn at double the rate so this is super essential to good teaching and unfortunately because it can be time-consuming a lot of teachers skip it well these tech tools are ways to help us have instant feedback on what our students know and what our students need help with so the first one we're going to talk about is Google Forms this is super standard a lot of teachers have had experience with Google Apps for Education and so in this you can create your own survey style form that can be used for quizzes tracking standards typing and observations and the neat thing is that this information is immediately reported to a spreadsheet that's constantly updated as you update the form within forms itself you can see the data displayed us charts so as students answer those quiz questions you can see what percentage of your class has answered this question right and it will flag you when you have a lot of missed question missed questions so this is free it's compatible in browser and mobile apps and I linked the new features in forms that help with quizzing so if you're interested you can take a look the next tool is Kahoot so this is a game based learning where you can kind of quiz students and in a really competitive environment so students get extra points for answering quickly and answer incorrectly and it very much takes learning and makes it a game this is a really great way to see what kids know and at the end of the game you can track and you can actually see which questions were the most missed what did kids get right and what kids get wrong Quizlet is kind of a site used with where you can create flashcard sets and learning sets and in there Quizlet live this can become a game just like in Kahoot um one of the biggest differences though is the style of that game Quizlet live involves team play so you're gonna have teams you're gonna have students work together on teams and use all of their screens to win the game so if you want your formative assessment to be more whole class based where kids are talking to each other and working with each other this would be for you if that sounds confusing with the team kind of strategy I linked a walkthrough so you can kind of see what that looks like next to Liz go soapbox and on this tool students can again take quizzes do Q&A style writing they can also do anonymous polling and questioning the cool thing about this is again you can download those activity reports and have those it is free and it works with browser and mobile app the really interesting thing about this one is that there's a confusion barometer so while you're teaching you can actually have kids check-in are they understanding or are they not and in real-time on your device you can see if there's a spike in not understanding that you need to immediately go back and reteach something or explain something further so the confusion barometer is a pretty cool tool there next we have Nearpod which is a presentation tool and basically it makes your presentations interactive so instead of just looking at the what you're presenting students can annotate on it they can share they can draw on it and you can actually share those drums with the class you can quiz and pull and get instant feedback on what they know or what they're feeling this is free but to get a lot of the premium features where you're tracking student knowledge and you're tracking their growth some of the drawing features those are going to be premium that's a steep price air deck is a similar presentation tool again they can interact with multiple-choice questions free responses taking polls during the presentation for the premium version you can actually add drawing where they draw it in responses they can drag-and-drop responses the cool thing about pair deck is that it pairs really nicely as an add-on for Google slides so you can add in these pair deck interactive features while you're creating a presentation in Google slides so that feature is really nice peer grade is a an evaluation website so this allows students to upload their work and they can peer review and self review against a teachers rubric this is a really great way to start getting kids to look at what their end goal is and what they need to do to meet mastery during the learning process and so this is a really great way to get kids involved in in feedback Menten meter this is a polling technology so this is really used well before class to see where kids are what they know in the middle of a lesson to see who's confused who's not and has an exit ticket right how confident do you feel what's one takeaway you have and it will present it as a poll a word cloud or Q&A kind of for an interactive experience whole everywhere is very similar it can be displayed in real time charts graphs words clouds now one of the problems with poll everywhere is that unless you pay the $50 pro version there's no way to censor those responses so if you have a them live on the board anything that's typed in anonymously will go on the board so that is something to keep in mind especially if you have high school students only interactive whiteboard is a great website an app that allows students to show or explain their work so it's basically a whiteboard they can write on it digitally they can add images but they can also add audio voice over to explain so this would work really well for kids to pause during a lesson and explain how to math problem how they did it they can submit that to the teacher then to make sure that they did it correctly coggle is a really neat mind mapping tool and so if you are doing that some kind of project that involves a process that kids have to show or brainstorming this is a really cool way to assess that the neat thing is that it allows for real-time collaboration so students can actually be working on a mind map with a classmate at the same time and you can see in their revision history who did what when and you can always go back and make those edits again so really neat website and their Pickers plickers is AK for assessment without student devices if you only have your own device whether that's a phone or an iPad plickers can be for you you'll see in the picture here that every student has kind of a unique code and so you can print out these cards for free now plickers has them on their website and you'll have students hold them up in the way they're answering the question so this really allows them to answer multiple choice survey true/false type questions so students will hold up their card and you will take a picture and since that card is assigned to that student it will immediately tell you which students got the answer right which ones didn't where you're at this is so much faster than grading individual handwritten quizzes and so instantly you get that feedback what students know now they do offer printed cards printed and laminated cards for $40 a set on Amazon so if you were interested in that that is their head puzzle is a video site so this makes YouTube Khan Academy crash course videos interactive and basically it allows you to remix those videos for your own educational purposes so as a teacher I can crop a video down I can add questions that students have to answer along the way and I can turn off the ability to fast-forward so students have to watch through the video and answer questions as they go excuse me I posit is very similar so in this one you can't really do a lot of cropping play/pause it really doesn't allow you to change the videos however you can pull videos from more places TeacherTube shmoop and even your own Google Drive so you can actually edit and make your own videos interactive very similar to the last one in the ways you can interact with adding questions and pacing to your videos another site that uses videos but more for students to create their videos is flipgrid in this site teachers can pose questions or students can pose questions and then teachers and students can answer those questions and comment and respond to them so this is a really good site to increase collaboration and discussion in your class but it also allows students to explain what they know I'm for teachers to get a clear understanding of who has the concept and who doesn't I have had I do have a link here for how to use it for formative assessment along those same lines is screencastify and so here students can make their own videos granted flipgrid really allowed for a lot of collaboration screencastify is just a way for them to record themselves or record their screens now this is just compatible with chrome devices and the Chrome browser but it's super easy for students to use and they don't have to download anything else home so if you're interested in how to use this performative assessment I have a link to a lot of different ways next is padlet the padlet is kind of an organization curation kind of tool where you're posting on to a virtual bulletin board so students can create their own or you can create a padlet and have students post or comment as an exit ticket so padlet is really great for that formative assessment as an exit ticket or an entrance ticket of what they know or what they remember from last class and it really can make it interactive where they're posting on other people's as well formative or go formative is a website that allows you to create assignments to let students type record audio enter numbers answer multiple choice questions and more so this makes makes learning really interactive and gives you that instant feedback now the downside is that you don't get the long-term student growth tracking you just get the incident tracking unless you're the Premium Member but overall it's a great website to get that instant feedback in a lot of different ways I did like a difference what's the difference between formative and Kahoot kind of a review by below the next one is Socrative again this is one of those quick quick and easy ways to see what students know so you can launch a multiple-choice quiz you can play a game which is called space race here you can collect tickets or you can pose a question that's a little more open-ended if you want to gather open-ended responses the data is all collected and can be exported into a spreadsheet so it's all there for you to see and then we have a wiser and so this is kind of a way to create media rich self graded digital worksheets it's taking that paper and making it better and enhancing it digitally and so this would be a good way for middlee to kind of see what students can do so they can draw on these they can link websites they can go to websites and then reply to them lots of different interactive features on Weiser the really cool thing is that teachers can differentiate for individual students so if you want one student to respond in with audio you can do that if you want one student to respond in written you can assign that if you want ones to respond or to have their questions written in Spanish you can change that and differentiate for that so why there was a really cool one that I just came across so here are all the links and I will have this linked below in the description box if you're interested in any of these sites thank you so much and hopefully this is helpful

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