I've been dying to write more about my Card Talk activities; I continue to work with establishing norms and expectations with my students, so that has delayed the release of some of my class videos. In the meantime, here's something to make your life easier. SOCRATIVE!
Below is a 10 minute tutorial video I made on how to use it. Watching this might be the best way to spend 10 minutes this weekend!
Let's start with the most important feature of this assessment tool: IT'S FREE!!!!! No, it won't cost you a thing! (There is a pay option, but I haven't explored it.)
This is an incredible website that allows you to create quizzes that kids can take on devices or through a web browser. You can add images to questions, insert a variety of kind of questions, decide if you want students to be able to go back and revisit questions, allow or disable instant feedback, and randomize question and answer order. You can't add audio, but I will often set the pace at "teacher-directed" and read questions to my students.
But the absolute best part is the data you receive at the end. You can get a whole class spreadsheet, individual question information, and a question-by-question analysis for each student. And let me remind you that you need not spend a penny!
Here are some examples of the reports you get.
(The top two are individual students, bottom left is whole class question, bottom right is whole class spreadsheet)
I hope you are able to use this tool soon, let me know what you think!
Allison Litten, the 2019 VFLA TOY, teaches French at the Marion Cross School, a public K-6 school in Norwich, Vermont. This year she is teaching kindergarten and grades 1, 2, 4, and 6.