Before a Lesson
Using formative assessment before a lesson or unit is like being on a fact finding mission. Use a KWL chart to help you know what your students know, what they want to know, and what they have learned (after the lesson or unit). Here are some examples of how tech tools can help efficiently and effectively:
- Google Form KWL
- Padlet KWL
- Socrative KWL. CLick here to access my room Enter room number 30215
- You could also use the Short Answer function in Socrative to gather this information.
You could also give a quick quiz to determine background knowledge students have on the subject: Here are some examples of tech tools that create quizzes to determine knowledge prior to a lesson or unit:
- Kahoot Beginning of Year Tech Quiz I will share the game pin once we are all in.
- Quizizz Internet Safety Quizzizz Game code: 675132 Can also be integrated with Google Classroom
- Google Forms is great for quizzes.
- If set up as multiple choice, Google has now embedded a quiz feature right in Google Forms OR you can use the add-on Flubaroo to automatically grade your quiz results. Click here to learn more.
- Socrative can be delivered as multiple choice or true/false quizzes as well.
During a Lesson
Teachers will want to assess how students are learning during a lesson. Sometimes these check-ins are used to interrupt independent practice to see where students are at in their pacing and/or give them opportunity to ask for help. This can serve as a status check or to intervene and support learning if there is any misunderstanding of the information.
- EdPuzzle Features allow you to determine if students understand video learning
- Discussion boards allow students to answer a question to show their understanding
- Use the question tool within Google Classroom
- Back Channel Chat works well for gathering learning during a unit. Use this code to join this chat: j381p
- Use Google Forms to build observation checklists to track student mastery during the lesson.
- Any tool that asks for quick assessment PRIOR to a lesson can work to assess during a lesson (Google Forms, Padlet, Socrative).
After a Lesson
At the end of a lesson or unit, it is important to know how well students understood what was taught. This can be done in many different way s using tech tools.
- Exit cards allow a teacher to quickly skin a spreadsheet or table of responses to determine who's got it and who needs extra help.
- Socrative has a feature designed specifically for Exit Cards.
- Google Forms works well.
- Recap is a tool new to me that allows students to capture their thoughts via video: Try it here: letsrecap.com/classpin Class pin: jmsjolq
- What students are thinking via audio. Follow these steps to give it a try:
- Go Formative is another quiz like tool that allows students to answer multiple choice questions BUT also use a built in whiteboard tool to show their answers. Works well with math but can also be nice for other content. Click here for an example!