Posts Categorized: Assessment

Simple Online Buzzers for Classroom Games

Simple Online Buzzers for Classroom Games

Early in my career, the technology for my review games consisted of flyswatters: Each team was given a flyswatter, and an opponent from those teams would stand on opposite sides of the table and slam down their flyswatter to “buzz in.” These days there are countless online review games, complete with buzzers, questions, scoreboards, and… Read more

The Math Game Teachers Have Been Waiting For

The Math Game Teachers Have Been Waiting For

99math 99math.com 99math is an engaging review game exclusively for math. Intended for grades 1-8, 99math covers the basics, but also offers more advanced topics like equations, perimeter and area, conversion of fractions, and more. Like many of my favorite games, 99math provides reports — making it a great formative assessment tool.  Easy Teacher Setup Teachers… Read more

An Engaging Review Game That’s Perfect for Any Classroom- Blooket

An Engaging Review Game That’s Perfect for Any Classroom- Blooket

Even students’ favorite review games like Kahoot, Quizizz, and Gimkit can get a little dull if they are overplayed. That’s why I’m always excited to find another engaging review game to add to the mix. Blooket is a free, fun, and engaging review game with tons of built-in variety. Start with a Question Set Teachers… Read more

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