Monday, December 15, 2014

Self Correcting Assessments

Looking for a quick yet accurate way to correct assessments?  You can save time and energy by using Google Forms.  When you create a form, Google automatically generates a Google Spreadsheet of the student responses in your drive. (It will have the same name as your form with the word (Responses) at the end of the title.)  You can add conditional formatting to the spreadsheet to ease assessment correcting.  Watch my brief tutorial for step by step directions.

Conditional formatting can be used on your digital assessments across the curriculum areas or even on a Student Feedback form.   Check out the above video and let me know if I can help!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Scrolling Text

Looking for a new way to reach your students?  Want to make your reading passages more accessible and replicate PARCC style options?  You can use a website to house a collection of passages and comprehension questions.  Your website can be unit or theme based, (e.g. Immigration, weather or the American Revolution) or be a collection of varied reading passages.  Google Forms is a great way to digitally include comprehension questions.  Forms can include multiple choice, multiple select and open response questions. (Sample Google Form questions) Student responses will automatically be collected on a separate document in your Google Drive!  (My next Tuesday Tech Tip will include tips on self correcting response sheets.  Stay tuned!)

Check out the 5B Literacy Website I created with Christine Blair.  Christine uses Google Classroom to share these assignments with her students.  

Let me know if you are interested in creating a website together!