Some of The Best Android Formative Apps for Teachers
Formative assessment as we have stated in multiple posts in the past is ‘an evaluative approach that allows teachers to take quick snapshots of students learning in class. It’s an ongoing process that can happen anytime during a lesson regardless of content area. Unlike summative assessment whose goal is to assess students’ overall learning outcomes at the end of an instructional unit, formative assessment aims at identifying students learning gaps and design remedial work to move learning forward. Data collected through formative assessment is usually translated into operational steps to inform instructional models and lesson planning.’ After we have covered web tools and iPad apps to use to formatively assess your students, today we are sharing with you a similar list for Android users. We invite you to check it out and share with us if you have any suggestions. Links to the apps are under the visual.
1- Kahoot‘Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes learning awesome. The best way to play Kahoot! is in a group, like your classroom. Questions appear on a shared screen and you answer on your own device.’
2- Verso‘Activate student voice, gain authentic feedback and personalize learning. Use the Verso app to transform learning in your classroom. Verso’s ground-breaking peer anonymity and research-based workflows foster original thought from all students and nurture true collaboration, while leaving you in control.’3- Socrative Teacher‘Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative! Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative Teacher app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide visuals of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction.’
4- Zoho Forms‘Zoho Forms is a free online form builder that lets you create mobile-ready forms. You can create customizable mobile forms, configure email notifications, and collaborate with your team. It’s an easy-to-use data collection tool that helps you gather and manage data from anywhere, even offline.’5- Nearpod‘The Nearpod platform enables teachers, schools and districts, to use their tablets/Google Chromebooks to manage content on students’ mobile devices. It seamlessly combines interactive presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.’6- iClicker Reef‘iClicker Reef allows you to answer questions using your Android device. Tap to answer and receive instant feedback. Compare your vote to the rest of the class. After class, access the saved Reef questions to study for a quiz or exam. All data is stored to the cloud so you can access it anywhere from any device.’7- Plickers‘Plickers lets you poll your class for free, without the need for student devices. Just give each student a card (a “paper clicker”), and use your Android smartphone or tablet to scan them to do instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls. Best of all, your data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at plickers.com.’
8- Poll Everywhere‘This mobile app complements the Poll Everywhere presentation experience. Use it to…1.) Respond to polls: Audience members can respond to the presenter’s questions in real time. 2.) Poll an audience: Presenters can ask spontaneous on-the-fly questions and display poll responses live using the web or Poll Everywhere desktop apps…’9- Recap‘This student capability includes the ability to ask questions in assignments and record video responses for assessment and social learning. It also includes the ability to gather student questions and discuss them in a feed. Students can also receive Journeys in response to their questions. Actions are prompted within the app from the teacher account, accessed through the web.’