Saturday, September 13, 2014

New and Exciting Formative Assessment Tools

iAchieve teachers are great at conducting checks for understanding and formative assessments with their students. They try to utilize the iPads and iPod touches as much as possible. They use whiteboard apps such as Explain Everything or Educreations for students to write responses. Online response systems like Poll Everywhere are always popular. And, apps such as Socrative work well and are a favorite with students.

This summer at the ISTE Conference we learned about Kahoot! ( during a presentation by Adam Bellow and Steve Dimbo. Kahoot! is referred to as a game based classroom response system. We introduced it to our flip learning teachers during PD this summer. It is a fun and engaging way to see what your students know about a topic.

Kahoot! is easy to set up and use - and accounts are free. Students do not need an account; only the teacher. After creating an account, teachers are given a code for students to use to join the teachers room and begin asking challenging questions of their students.

On a recent visit to one of our flip learning classrooms, I happened to walk in as they were completing a Kahoot! Take a look:

Give Kahoot! a try. I think you will like it!

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