GO FORMATIVE! I'm basically obsessed.
With so many new technology resources, programs, and tools appearing in the educational realm, how do you choose which ones to explore or utilize? This will make your decision a simpler one: GO FORMATIVE is worth checking out. Wasn't that easy?
It remains an instructional priority to constantly collect data on student understanding. Teachers are often looking for different ways to check and monitor progress on the standard, skill, or goal at hand. Go Formative affords powerful ways for teachers to gauge student learning. The platform also provides wonderful choices for students to "show what they know."
The "Show Your Work" question type is my favorite! Students can express their thinking through typing or drawing... the possibilities are endless! They receive a blank whiteboard to share their ideas. Teachers really can dive into student thinking and get a great grasp for where their students are coming from. This open space allows for students to get creative and solve problems in ways that work best for them. Teachers also have the capability to upload images as backgrounds or as a part of the whiteboard for the students to interact with. 21st Century Learning at its finest!
But... it gets better! All student responses are accessible in real time-- as they are answering. In fact, students can even receive feedback from teachers. 2nd Grade Student, Jossalyn thinks "It is definitely more fun than a test or worksheet. I love drawing my answers in a way that makes sense to me." Teachers can use this data in whatever way they think is best-- to create small instructional groups, to re-teach a concept, to differentiate homework... you name it!
I've only scratched the surface here... go EXPLORE!