Kahoot is a multiple choice quizzing platform that takes the form of a game. With it's "game show" like music and fun colors, students are excited from the very beginning. You can use Kahoot to make your own quiz with unique questions to meet your specific needs or you can browse the Public Kahoots to see what others have made.
Quizlet is a resource for students to work with vocabulary. It is applicable across all content areas. As a teacher, you are able to set up classes and assign different vocab sets to each class. The vocab cards allow for verbal definitions, as well as the attachments of pictures associated with the word. In fact, the once you enter the word, you click the picture icon on the side and it will automatically generate appropriate pictures to choose from.
This article gives a bigger picture view of how technology is impacting assessment in our country. It gives an overview of how it has progressed over time and how it has moved into the standardized testing world. Sometimes teachers shy away from technology, claiming they are not comfortable using it or that it is unreliable. But this article is a reminder that students will be expected and assessed using technology, whether we get them accustomed to it or not.
Google forms is a Google app, in which you can create forms that serve a variety of purposes. They are great for both formative or summative assessment. You can create quizzes or surveys that are as short or long as you want, and there are a wide variety of question types, including multiple choice, text, paragraph text, checkboxes, choose from a list, scale, and grid. When you assign a form to your students, their submitted responses are all organized into a Google spreadsheet for you to review
Plickers is a great resource to use to get every student participating and answering questions. The concept is similar to classroom Clickers, without having to budget for buying a set for each classroom. With Plickers, you create a class list and the website will generate unique, printable multiple choice answer cards for each student. As the teacher, you present a multiple choice question and each student holds up their card with their selected answer (A, B, C, or D) facing up.
These are great suggestions! We would also recommend adding Wisewire.com as a resource in this collection! Teachers can create drag and drop, graphing, hotspot, and more with the 30+ available templates for free, and assign to their class via email.