5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

I read the article Five Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools.


It says one way is Socrative, which creates quick quizzes for students to complete. It can be done independently or as a group. The teacher mentioned that she split her class into two teams. I think this is a great way to motivate the students and have them participate. This site also offers percentages that can be used for a grade. However, I think it is important to not have all quizzes actually count as a grade, but rather used for the teacher to check the student’s performance level. The site Kahoot, portrays quizzes as more of a game. Students can also create flashcards and watch educational videos.I think Zaption is great tool, in which students watch videos and answer questions within the video. This enforces the student to pay attention, but also not to be just focused on listening for an answer since they do not know the questions beforehand. As the article mentions, I agree that backchannel chat tools are useful. They create high participation formats. Lastly, Plickers and Mobile scanners are a helpful tool because students answers are not shared with anyone except the teacher.


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