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8 Google Forms Formative Assessment Tips

8 Google Forms Formative Assessment Tips
If you use Google Forms for formative assessment quizzes here are some tips for managing the resulting spreadsheet. When organizing data it is important that your data match. Trying to sort data by student name can be sketchy when students type in their own name. They might use “Robert” one day and “Bob” another. They may simply misspell their name. While I do not need the students ID number it is harder for students to get creative in how they fill it out. Rather than ask for “name” make 2 questions. From the edit screen of the Google Form you want to “View Responses” in the toolbar in order to open the spreadsheet of data. After creating your Google Form go to the live form and take the quiz. By default the first row of the spreadsheet is frozen. On the left hand side, between rows 1 and 2, hover over the freeze bar. Hovering over the column indicators will reveal a small drop down arrow. Sort each question. You probably want to sort by multiple columns. Like this: Like Loading...

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Beyond Assessment: 3 Other Uses for Socrative This is a guest post from Beth Holland (@brholland) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site. Socrative is a free student response system that works on any device. With its built-in quick questions and quiz options, it is an incredible resource for formative and summative assessments. However, Socrative can be used for more than just quizzes. A backchannel is a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity and provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation. Consider using the short answer option within the Quick Questions to give each student an opportunity to share his or her ideas before engaging in class discussion. 20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools TodaysMeet is an easy-to-use, versatile digital tool. It can enhance discussions, provide a place for ideas and more. TodaysMeet is so simple yet so versatile that it has become one of my go-to digital tools. It’s designed as a backchannel — the conversation behind what’s going on. TodaysMeet creates personal chat room that you can set up and invite people to. They can quickly and easily write comments or questions for anyone in the chat room to see.

20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school Google Forms gives educators a powerful data collection tool. Check out these 20 ways to harness its power in school. (Google Forms logo used under fair use) Everyone wants data. Using Padlet as a Formative Assessment Tool Padlet (formerly known as Wallwisher) has been around for a while now. It acts as an online bulletin board where users place “digital sticky notes”. These digital stickies can contain text, web links, uploaded files, photos, and even video! They can be anonymous or students can be required to sign in. The reason why I like Padlet so much is because it is very customizable and lets teachers/students collaborate in different ways. I used Padlet last week as a formative assessment tool to see my students’ current understanding of some important science concepts.

50 Digital Education Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment Success The beauty of formative assessment is that there is no shortage of strategies and techniques available to teachers to use in their classroom. They provide teachers the valuable feedback they need to adjust their teaching so student learning moves forward. Today, digital tools available in smartphones and tablets make implementing formative assessment as easy and effective as ever. Back in April, we updated our growing list of digital formative assessment tools and it’s time to update that list again. We’re now at 50 digital education tools and apps that can help teachers implement formative assessment in the classroom, and this list can surely continue to grow. AnswerGarden – A tool for online brainstorming or polling, educators can use this real time tool to see student feedback on questions.Ask3 – This app for the iPad allows students and teachers to collaborate on lessons both in and outside of the classroom.

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom. He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of student learning and in his words, “what a difference that made.” Formative assessment is ‘easier than you think’ and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier. We’ve shared some digital tools before and with the five tools that Steven shared combined with our earlier suggestions there are now 33 digital tools that we’ve uncovered that are free or inexpensive and help teachers implement formative assessment in their classrooms.

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