Plickers allows you to print off paper QR codes that allow each student to answer multiple choice questions easily while you scan the classroom using the app. The technology is great, as you can instantly see what students answered, a bar graph of the total results, and all of your data is archived in a web-based platform!
It is important to understand the difference between formative and summative assessment. In this article that was published in the Educational Leadership magazine, Stephen and Jan Chappuis compare the two forms of assessment. They also share examples of how it can be used to move learning forward in the classroom by letting students know where they are heading, where they are now, and how they can close the gap. As a teacher, I need to remember how important feedback is to students.
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom is a book published by ASCD and written by Connie Moss and Susan Brookhart. This link shares Chapter 1 and it includes several impactful tables that compare formative assessment to summative assessment, linking formative assessment with intrinsic motivation, and recognizing the formative assessment process.
This resource, a blog created by art teacher, Sarah Dougherty, showcases many formative assessment activities for classrooms. Many of the assessments are geared towards movement and collaboration with groups/partners.
This video, created by Google, interviews a 2nd grade teacher from California. She shares how she uses apps like Socrative and Verso in her classroom, as well as tips for successful formative assessment.
This You Tube video brings you into a sixth-grade classroom that uses a collaborate geography game for students to share their learning. Students are interviewed to share their perspectives on how game-based learning can lead to more engagement and higher levels of learning.