Who am I kidding, it is always the season for assessments! As we enter the new school year, we often administer different assessments to our students to gather data that allows us to differentiate, instruct, and connect with students in the most effective way possible. As many of us are trying to conserve resources to save money, (i.e., not printing on paper as much), I thought I would share some resources that support this effort. So, to start of the year and kick off my "Monthly Tech Integration Idea" blog post, I thought I would share some ways you can administer assessments without using any paper.
Google Forms is hands-down one of my favorite tools for not just assessments, but also for collecting any kind of information or data. I find the interface easy to use and really like how once users complete a form, it places information in a spreadsheet so that you can easily get real-time information.
To see a video about what Google Forms does and how it works, see the video below.
A great add-on script that can be added to Google Forms is that of Flubaroo. The great thing that Flubaroo does is that it allows you to turn your Google Form into a self-grading form. This saves you time when reviewing your responses and getting instant feedback for formative and summative assessments.
To see a video about what Flubaroo does and how it works, see the video below.
InfuseLearning is a tool that serves as a student response system. It allows you to create customized assessments and view reports. There are many different kinds of questions that you can add to assessments - allowing for flexibility and differentiation as need be for students.
For a great step-by-step tutorial on how to use InfuseLearning, click here.
To see a video about what InfuseLearning does and how it works, see the video below.
Similar to that of InfuseLearning, Socrative is a response system that allows you to create assessments and then view reports based on student responses. One thing that Socrative offers that is unique is that it integrates educational games based on teacher-created questions. A great way to engage students in the assessment process!
To see a video about what Socrative does and how it works, see the video below.