In Google Drive you can great forms to assess students on their understanding. Share the form, students answer questions, and results are provided in a spreadsheet. In Google, you can create multiple choice questions, short answer, lists, and even embed videos.
Poll Everywhere, brings live audience SMS polling to the classroom. This web-based mobile polling service makes it easy to engage your students with fun, interactive polls, and they offer a huge variety of customization options.
Today's Meet is a micro-blogging site that allow students 140 characters to show their understanding of a topic, give meaning of word, or respond to question. No registration is required, unless you want to customize and keep your url for at least a year. It's free and very easy to use. I like the opportunity to print the transcript.
Socrative is a wonderful fun assessment strategy to use in your classroom. This strategy is a smart student response system that allow teachers to engage students in assessments they create.
For complete steps, ideas, and tips vist the How It Works page.
I just discovered Kahoot and OMG! Anything that allow the students to play a game is number one on my list. It is similar to the game you play at the Wild Wings. Students participate in the game and get points for answering the question. Ive read great reviews.
Students can tweet their understanding of the lesson using 140 characters. Be sure to give the assessment a significant hashtag for students to use.
Do It For The Vine
Have students create a 6 second video to show what they know or need help with. You can give students a questions and have them answer in by creating a video.
Have students take a selfie to show their understanding of a topic. Students can use individual white boards or regular paper to use in their selfie to show their understanding.
Get creative and let students show their understanding of any topic using their own animated avatar using Voki.
KidBlog.org and Go Animate
Kid Blog is a teacher controlled blog site students can use to communicate their understanding of a topic. Go Animate allow student to create animated videos to share their understanding. What great fun digital learning tool to assess students.
Another FAT (Fun Assessment Tool) for you to use to assess students understanding of vocabulary and concepts is using Fotobabble! Students can find an image of a vocabulary word and record the meaning. Their product can be shared with a link or embedded code.
BrainPOP and Active Expressions!
BrainPOP and ActivExpressions was a success! Students were engaged and interactive in their quiz. The success of other students was motivation and inspiration to other students to be more successful. I was excited. As a passionate teacher who prides herself on creating the most engaging and interactive classroom environment, BrainPOP and ActivExpressions provided me with both. Students were motivated and inspired to learn and be successful! Learning should not be restricted to just paper and pencil, but redefined to engage students through tools that motivates and inspires them to learn.