There are two main forms of assessment often used in the classroom – Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment. Both these forms of assessment evaluate student learning and assist instructors in guiding instructional planning and delivery. While the purpose of a summative assessment is to check for mastery following the instruction, formative assessment focuses on informing teachers in ways to improve student learning during lesson delivery. Assessment is easier and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier. There are free or inexpensive and help teachers implement assessment techniques in the classrooms.
1. Socrative Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. The apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run. Teachers control the questions and games on their laptop, while students respond and interact through their smartphones/laptops.
2. Poll Everywhere Teachers can create a feedback poll or ask questions. Students respond in various ways and teachers see the results in real-time.
3. ThatQuiz It’s a free online non-commercial resources for teachers and students, there are built in quizzes for math, science, language arts, and social studies, which are adjustable in both difficulty and length. The interface has not been limited by the pre-built and allows educators to make their own tests covering any subject and set of questions. It allows for multiple languages.
4. I>Clicker A device that helps facilitate all student response to polls, questions and other teacher-led discussions.
5. Testmoz Generate automatically graded online tests with 4 questions types. Great for professionals and K-12! No need to register to create tests.
6. ExamTime Quizzes Testing yourself, or having your friends or teachers,challenge you to a Quiz is also a fun way of learning. ExamTime have study tools to help you study and build your quiz.
7. Edmodo Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. The goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.
8. Online Quiz Creator With online quiz creator it’s easy to make a quiz, exam or assessment in less than five minutes.
9. Twtpoll It offers a lot of different options for your survey needs: from a simple poll (one-question surveys) to complex multi-page surveys. From #Hashtag Surveys to quizzes.
10. Gnowledge It is a new free site designed for creating and taking tests/exercises. The features include sharing tests and results with social network, tracking progress, rating a test, searching a test by subject or grade level.