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Educational Technology: Formative Assessment Tools

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Tools For Teachers

  • AnswerGarden– Online brainstorming or polling, Synchronous student feedback on questions.
  • Animoto –  Share a 30-second video recap of a given lesson.
  • Educreations Interactive Whiteboard – A whiteboard app that provides students the tool to share understanding and comprehension.
  • ExitTicket – Teachers can poll, test, or survey what students know in quizzes called tickets. 
  • Fluency Tutor- Google browser extension. Students can submit audio recordings, Great for language classes. 
  • GoFormative – This online, all-student response system provides teachers the opportunity to assign activities to students, receive the results in real time, and then provide immediate feedback to students.
  • Google Forms– A Google Drive app that allows you to create surveys or quizzes that students can take using smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
  • GoSoapBox – Free for less than 30 students, this student response system with "Confusion Meter."
  • Jot – Use like individual whiteboards to express ideas and understanding.
  • Kahoot – A game-based classroom response system, where teachers can create quizzes using Internet content.
  • Lino – A virtual corkboard of sticky-notes so students can provide questions or comments on their learning. These can be used like exit tickets or during the course of a lesson.
  • Mentimeter– use mobile phones or tablets to vote on any question a teacher asks, increasing student engagement.
  • Microsoft Forms   Office 365 app that allows you to create surveys or quizzes that students can take using smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
  • Naiku  – Teachers create quizzes that students can answer using their mobile device. 
  • Nearpod – Presentation and student response system, create differentiated lessons based on the data you collected. The free version allows 30 students or less
  • Obsurvey – Create surveys, polls and questionnaires quickly and easily.
  • Office Mix - Powerpoint add on that allows you to record your lesson with audio video and digital ink as well as insert questions. Provides robust Analytics if mix uploaded to mix cloud. 
  • Padlet– Provides an essentially blank canvas for students to create and design collaborative projects. Great for brainstorming.
  • Pear Deck – Plan and build interactive presentations that students can participate via their smart device. Limited free usage and it offers unique question types.
  • Pick Me!– An easy to use app for the iPod, iPad and iPhone that facilitates random student selection. Can be organized by class for convenience.
  • Plickers – Allows teachers to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.
  • PollDaddy– Quick and easy way to create online polls, quizzes and questions. Students can use smartphones, tablets, and computers to provide their answers and information can be culled for reports.
  • Poll Everywhere – Teachers can create a feedback poll or ask questions. Students respond in various ways and teachers see the results in real-time. As Steven indicates, with open-ended questions you can capture data and spin up tag clouds to aggregate response. You should note that Poll Everywhere has a limit to the number of users.
  • ProProfs – Build and test knowledge with quick quizzes, polls and surveys.
  • Quia  – Teachers can create games, quizzes, surveys and more, and access a database of existing quizzes from other educators.
  • Quickkey- Mobile scanning of bubble sheets application for all platforms
  • Quizlet  – Create flashcards, tests, quizzes and study games that are engaging and accessible online and via a mobile device.
  • Quizziz - Quiz game, student can take Asynchronously or lead by teacher
  • Recap - Video response tool focusing dialogue on questions
  • Scattervox – polling tool that makes each question 2-dimensional by having respondents use quadrants for their response, thus creating a scatter plot.
  • ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard – Another whiteboard tool students and teachers can use to check understanding.
  • Socrative – Engaging exercises and games that engage students using smartphones, laptops and tablets.
  • Verso – Described as a feedback tool, this app allows teachers to set up learning using a URL. Space is provided for directions. Students download the app and input their responses to the assignment. They can then post their comments and respond to the comments of others. The teacher can group responses and check engagement levels.
  • VoiceThread– Allows you to create and share conversations on documents, diagrams, videos, pictures or almost anything. This facilitates collaborative student discussion and work. One thread in free version
  • Yacapaca! – Allows teachers to create and assign quizzes with ease.