This page features online tools that can be used in the library or even in the classroom for formative assessment.

PowerPoint Featuring Ten Great Sites for Online Formative Assessment:



Kahoot

https://getkahoot.com/

Ideas and Examples

Create quizzes that check for understanding after students read an article or a book.
Create quizzes that check for understanding after students conduct research.
Use at staff development.
Can be used as a pre or post activity.
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/fca4fc5b-256b-4d85-8fb4-cf802a0f38da (Plagiarism)
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/3a1f4505-e2a5-4a4d-852b-297a46243afb (Martin H.S. School-wide Behavior Matrix Quiz)


Pros

Free!
Easy to learn and use.
Colorful and musical. Makes you feel like you're on a game show, generating competition between the kids.
Kids can use nicknames, and it blocks them from using a bad word.
You can search their library for kahoots that have been set to public such as the ones I created above.
Offers options such as shuffling the questions randomly.
Students can use any device so long as it has internet access and a browser.

Cons

No way to record responses if you want to grade participation.
The students have to be able to see your screen to see the answers. Their device screen will only show colors corresponding to the answer choices.




Quizizz

http://quizizz.com

Ideas and Examples

Have students take a quiz on their devices. Be sure to have them lay their device flat if you want to prevent cheating.

http://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/start_new/56896c8aad5ffbdc1f9b6cc0


Pros

Free!
Easy to learn and use.
Colorful and musical with cute avatars selected for each player.
Generates competition though it's not on the big screen. Students take it inindividually
You can search the library of existing games. I found the one above for example. Great filler if you have time left at the end of a class.
You can shuffle questions and answers to prevent cheating.
You can choose from many other options such as music, cute memes displayed after each question answered, showing the leaderboard, timer, etc.
You can generate reports so you can see where kids are weakest and record grades if desired.

Cons

Students play individually on their phone or device, so if you're going for whole group excitement and competition, you may not achieve it. That being said, this is great for those rowdy groups who can't seem to handle whole class competitions.