Walking around, looking at the Chromebook screens of our fourth graders gave me goosebumps! The students were working on displaying their understanding of the events leading up to the American Revolution.
In a traditional setting, teachers may have administered a quiz or required students to write a paragraph about their understanding. However, in the this classroom, the teacher had the kids creating a comic illustration to share their knowledge, using our district's newly purchased subscription to Storyboard that. Kudos to the teacher for the great idea!
WOW! The tool's library within the platform gave our students full creativity reign to synthesize information, design, and map out their thinking. Even though the basic events were the same leading up to the war, each student's interpretation and visual was unique. Furthermore, the kids LOVED this formative assessment activity. MUAHAHAHA... the best is when the students don't even realize the level of assessment that's occurring because they are so wrapped up in awesome creation.
Check out a few of them below... got goosebumps?