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Formative Assessment Toolbox

Interactive Presentation Tools

  • Nearpod
    • Interactive, multimedia slideshows engage students and provide feedback
  • PearDeck
    • Go beyond the basics with interactive slideshows to assess and engage

Interactive Video Tools

  • PlayPosit
    • Simple design makes it easy to jump into interactive video
  • Edpuzzle
    • Interactive video tools and ready-to-use video lessons to engage learners

Collaborative Discussion Tools

  • Answer Garden
    • Online brainstorming and classroom feedback
  • Padlet
    • Discussion platform using writing, visuals, video, and web tools
  • Flipgrid
    • Video discussion board
  • Poll Everywhere
    • Live interactive audience participation
  • Easy Retro
    • Live discussion and collaboration board

Student Response Tools

  • Socrative
    • Snapshot quizzes and questions measure student learning
  • Edulastic
    • Online assessment tools with technology-enhanced items like SBAC give you a complete, instant view of student learning and growth
  • Formative
    • Superb real-time assessment tool a fit for BYOD, 1-to-1
  • Google Forms
    • Plan events, make a survey or poll, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way
  • Classkick
    • Easy-to-use, real-time monitoring of student work for 1-to-1
  • Class Flow
    • Discover, create, and deliver interactive learning
  • Plickers
    • Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices

Interactive Quiz Games

  • Kahoot!
    • Game-like student-response tool can spark competitive fun.
  • Quizizz
    • Allows you to create multiplayer quiz games both at school and at home.
  • Quizlet Live
    • Turn any Quizlet set into a collaborative game.
  • Quiz-a-lize
    • A great online tool that lets teachers turn quick classroom quizzes into exciting multiplayer games. You can choose to have students play in class or assign a quiz for homework.
  • QuizWhizzer (formerly Quiznetic)
    • QuizWhizzer to play formative assessment board games with your students. QuizWhizzer gets students racing to answer your questions as they race around a game-board created by the teacher. (Video)
  • Deck.Toys
    • Deck.Toys is an interactive lesson creation site that works with your existing content. Use the site’s drag and drop features to build lessons using your Quizlet sets. Add differentiation features within self-exploration paths.
  • Gimkit
    • Gimkit ( is like Quizizz with power-ups. In Gimkit, students use their points to buy power-ups in the store. Power-ups let students earn more points per question, get additional points when they hit a streak, and even lose less points when incorrect.
  • Baamboozle
    • Baamboozle is a fun game to play with your class as a bell ringer, check in, or review lesson. Play from a single device on a projector, smart board or in an online lesson. No student account are needed. It’s simple to set up.
  • Factile
    • Factile lets you create or play jeopardy-style quiz games for your classroom. The free version allows you to create up to 3 games and play any of the pre-created games.

Backchannel Discussion Tools

  • Backchannel Chat
    • On Backchannel Chat you can create a free backchannel room (AKA chat room) in which you can post comments and questions for your students to respond to.
  • Mentimeter
    • Mentimeter is an audience response tool that lets you created polls and quizzes for your audience to respond to during your presentations.
  • Google Slides Q&A
    • The Q&A function built into the presentation mode of Google Slides is a good option for gathering questions from students when they are viewing slides that you or their classmates present.
  • GoSoapBox
    • GoSoapBox allows you to have your audience respond to questions through their laptops, tablets and phones.

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