Monday, January 4, 2016

Formative Online Tool

One of the online tools that I have been using for formative assessment with my students is Formative. You can create questions for students to answer and then you can see exactly what the students do on your dashboard as they are completing the problems. You can create multiple choice and short answer questions, as well as white board problems. The most exciting tool on the site is being able to add a picture, such as graph paper and have students draw right on the picture. Students can even show all the work on the white board and submit it to me.

I have had opportunity to work with the Formative team to create some assessments. I and others took the Engage NY curriculum and rewrote the exit tickets into Formative. I am also working on rewriting the NYS regents algebra multiple choice exam questions into Formative. Check out the spreadsheet of teacher created formative assessments!!!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Google Draw

I love using sorting and matching activities with my students. This year I started digitalizing these types of activities. I came across a website created by Mrs. Ferguson's. She had a great way of using google draw to create sorting and matching activities. Using her idea I started creating my activities. I share the activity with student via google classroom. Students work in pairs or groups on the activity, then they individually submit the activity back for grading. No more time spend printing and cutting out paper and now students have the activity as a reference in their google drive.