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This pathway contains tools and strategies for assessing students’ understanding and providing them with timely and meaningful feedback. For additional tools in this topic, try searching by ISTE Standard for Educator 7: Analyst on the badge page.
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This badge was developed based on our “Move the Needle: Grading Strategies That Make Sense” webinar. We'll review the benefits of grading strategies like standards-based grading, peer-feedback, mastery, badging options, and more and discuss how you can implement similar strategies with your students!
PearDeck is a tool to make your Google Slides more engaging for students, encourage classroom discussions, collect formative assessment data, and get kids actively participating in your lesson.
Google Forms is a free online tool that collects and organizes information into spreadsheets and allows users to easily create surveys and quizzes. The quizzes feature in Google Forms can grade form submissions, send emails with scores and feedback, and automatically generate charts to reflect the data. Google Forms combine multiple question-types, real-time results, and auto-grading functionality enabling easy data collection for a seamless assessment experience.
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes. Unleash the fun in classrooms, offices and living rooms! It can be played by the whole class in real-time or by individual students on their time as students answer multiple-choice questions that are projected on the screen to individuals or teams of students. Students answer the questions with their smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Quizizz is a tech tool used for student-paced participation in quizzes and interactive lessons. Both quizzes and lessons can be completed in “live” or in “homework” mode. Students can use their smartphone, tablet or computer to participate and receive immediate feedback.
Socrative is an online assessment platform which allows teachers to create, share and launch quizzes that their students can complete using their web platform or iOS app.
Quizlet is a digital learning tool that creates sets of study materials, converting the information into useful flashcards, quizzes, and games. The study materials can be shared with students, classmates, parents, and other teachers. Best of all, the tool is free for anyone to use, and the site contains over 100 million pre-made sets of study materials, many of which are suitable for classroom use.
EdPuzzle is a free assessment-centered tool that allows teachers and students to create interactive online videos by embedding either open-ended or multiple-choice questions, voice over comments, or notes on a video. Edpuzzle videos can be made with videos from a number of websites, including YouTube, TED, Vimeo, and National Geographic.
Nearpod is a platform used to engage learners in the classroom. Teachers can create interactive lessons that can be used in the 1:1 classroom.
Chrome extensions extend the functionality of the web browser. Specific extensions, like Talk & Comment, allow teachers to give personalized feedback to their students efficiently and effectively. From using voice notes to custom canned comments, these extensions enhance the quality and quantity of feedback in the classroom.
A screencast is a digital recording of a computer or mobile device screen. Screencastify is a free Google Chrome Extension that allows you to quickly and easily record your desktop, laptop, or Chromebook screen. You can also use Screencastify to take a video using your webcam.
Bitmoji is your own personal emoji. Create an expressive cartoon avatar and choose from a growing library of moods and stickers - featuring YOU! You can spice up presentations, use them as customized stickers and feedback for students, or in place of profile pictures. Note, you must have a smartphone to create a Bitmoji.
Autocrat is a Google Sheets add-on merge tool that allows you to create Google Docs, Google Slides, or PDFs with Google Sheets data. It will also automatically share and email people with a copy of the merged document.
“ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom home through photos, videos, and messages.” -ClassDojo.com
This tool is available on a iOS device, Android device, Kindle Fire, or computer.