Instead of purchasing expensive and dedicated student response systems from SMART or Promethean, here are some alternatives around for formative assessment in the area of web-based classroom ‘clickers.’ If you have access to iPads, Chromebooks, or even student cell phones, you can utilize some great (and FREE) web based student response and feedback systems – without the need to purchase additional single-purpose devices.
Here’s a rundown of some great options out there, and what it’s “Killer Feature” is:
||Great overall features, has Teacher and Student apps, but not required
||Unlimited responses – great for school wide surveys
||SMS/Text voting from student cell phones, free teacher accounts
||Presentation and assessment in one tool, app or web based presentations, same app for teachers and students
||Similar to Nearpod in functionality, it’s a free add-on that allows you to add assessment and interactivity to ANY existing presentation you have, as long as it’s in Google Slides.
||“Gamified” assessment, great for review, colorful and fun
||Gamified review, without the time pressure of Kahoot
||No student device needed – uses paper cards and a teacher cell phone or iPad camera
|Google Forms Quizzes
||Easy to build, no additional logins for teachers or students needed
Here’s a few more new tools to investigate. More details to come!