Monday, April 27, 2015

The One iPad Class ~ Assessment Apps

Today I'm going to focus on the different apps I use to help me assess and gauge student progress.
Evernote helps a lot with this, as I take pictures of work and write observations. That post is here.

I've also found some fun apps that I'm excited to share with you!

Image result for plickers Plickers {FREE} I've talked about Plickers before, but it bears mentioning again.

It's a quick, easy way for me to check understanding, and the kids always love holding up their cards and seeing their name checked off.
I also love how it tells me the percentage of students who go it right-and it's colored coded!
The closer to 100, the greener it is. It does turn to yellow, orange, and I'm assuming red (haven't had that one yet! ;). This lets me know if I need to refocus on a skill.

Image result for seesaw app{FREE} Seesaw is a portfolio systems that can work with one iPad, or a class set of iPads. You can also share with parents!

You start by setting up a class.

You can easily add students, change their icons and delete students.

Once your class is set up-which takes like, two minutes, you're on the manage screen.
This is one of my favorite parts. The students can add their work through the app, but so can you. If you only have 1 iPad like me, you can still use this and share with parents. Plus, you get to 'approve' the things the students submit.

And, they don't have to submit just a picture-there are lots of options!
Students can easily log into their account through a QR code-never forgetting usernames or passwords!

Buzzing with Mrs. McClain has a great post on how she uses Seesaw (and how I found out about it!)

I'm super excited to use this one!

I've mentioned this one in my Standards post, but it also has an assessment component!  {$25 for assessment piece} Track CC not only has your standards, but for a $25 subscription, allows you to track student progress towards those standards.

They have it set up a few ways. You can either:

View by student

Or by standard.

I haven't tried out the assessment feature yet-I'll wait until next year before trying that out and deciding if it is worth the $25.  But I've gotten plenty of use out of the standards and I Can statements! Right now, it's only available on the App Store, but they are making plans for Google Play.

This is great for people who have a standards based report card-with the standards on it.

The last  app I'm going to share with you is not even out yet-but I'm super excited about it!

{??/$$$} Snapfolio is being created by the creators of Confer.

They have this cool video to show what it all about.

What I like about this is that you can track the standards (like above) and attach documentation as well.

I can't wait to see more from this!

Of course, there are other assessment apps (Socrative and Kahoot), but those aren't one iPad apps ;)

Smiles and Sunshine,

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