Posts Categorized: Assessment

The Easiest Way to Provide Effective Feedback

The Easiest Way to Provide Effective Feedback

Effective Feedback Made Easy Teachers often struggle to find enough time to provide feedback that is personalized, ongoing, and timely. However, these characteristics of effective feedback are as essential as they are time-consuming. Instead of spending hours typing feedback (even voice-typing requires a lot of corrections and formatting), teachers can now quickly provide feedback just… Read more

A Must-Have Tool for Managing Student Feedback

A Must-Have Tool for Managing Student Feedback

Student Feedback Made Easy Whether used for formative assessment, exit tickets, or just checking in on student well-being, Loop provides teachers with an easy way to gather actionable student feedback. Teachers can create a free account at loophq.io. Set Up Groups Classes are referred to as groups in Loom. After you have created your first group,… Read more

A Web Whiteboard that Displays Student Responses in Real-Time

A Web Whiteboard that Displays Student Responses in Real-Time

More Than a Web Whiteboard So much more than a web whiteboard, Whiteboard.fi allows teachers to quickly create a class and view student responses in real-time. No accounts are required, no personal information is collected, and it works on any device. It’s a great tool for active student participation and formative assessment. Create Your Class… Read more

Create Interactive Learning Games in Minutes with Educandy

Create Interactive Learning Games in Minutes with Educandy

Teachers can never have too many review game options. Educandy allows teachers to quickly and easily create interactive learning games. The games are easy to make, easy to share, and easy to play. Eight Different Interactive Games Noughts & Crosses – A fun twist on tic-tac-toe for one to two players; you can lose a… Read more

An Easier Way to Provide Faster, More Effective Student Feedback

An Easier Way to Provide Faster, More Effective Student Feedback

Floop: Giving Students Feedback They Need, When They Need It More than just a quick, convenient way of providing student feedback on paper assignments, Floop helps teachers give more effective student feedback; feedback that’s timely, specific, meaningful, and actionable. Students simply take a picture of their work and submit it for feedback. Teachers select specific… Read more

Gimkit – Mix Things up with a Great New Review Game

Gimkit – Mix Things up with a Great New Review Game

Everyone Loves Review Games You can never have too many options for review games. Mixing things up keeps things fresh. I’m happy to add another tool to my Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, Flippity rotation. Gimkit Gimkit (Gimkit.com) was made by a group of high school students from Seattle, My first impression is that they combined the… Read more

How to Revive & Transform Observational Assessment with Google Forms

How to Revive & Transform Observational Assessment with Google Forms

How to Revive & Transform Observational Assessment with Google Forms Observational Assessment Thoughtful observational assessment is among the most powerful tools a teacher can use to better understand what their students have learned, and what they need. Observational assessment is most effective when it’s an ongoing practice. Not only can teachers use it to adapt… Read more

Backchannels in the Classroom – 7 Alternatives to TodaysMeet 

Backchannels in the Classroom – 7 Alternatives to TodaysMeet 

Backchannels in the Classroom 7 Alternatives to TodaysMeet Backchannels in the Classroom Backchannels are a great way to facilitate meaningful classroom discussions that all students can participate in. Perhaps my favorite thing about backchannels is that they give a voice to even the quietest of students who might not participate in a traditional classroom discussion…. Read more

Flippity – Create Flash Cards, Review Games, Random Name Picker…

Flippity – Create Flash Cards, Review Games, Random Name Picker…

Flippity – Create Flash Cards, Review Games, Random Name Picker… Flippity.net Flippity is a versatile set of tools that are quick and easy for teachers to use. Simply edit a Google Sheet template to create flashcards, review games, random name picker/group maker, and more. What Can You Create with Flippity? Flash Cards Jeopardy Review Game… Read more

Online Assessment Power Tool – Edulastic

Online Assessment Power Tool – Edulastic

Online Assessment Power Tool Edulastic While I’m a big supporter of authentic assessment and not a fan of DOK 1 types of assessment, a good online assessment tool can still be a great time-saving resource for teachers. Edulastic is one of the best online assessment tools I’ve used. It features auto-grading, interactive and multimedia questions,… Read more