Posts tagged #assessment


StudyBlue is a free app that allows teachers to create flash cards, study guides, and quizzes for students, with the option of adding audio and video. The possiblities are endless with this. This is something that could be used in class, as well as provide extra help for students outide of class.

Students can also create and share their own flashcards. It remembers where you left off, so you can pick it up right where you left off. Students can quiz themselves, track progress, and set reminders. Additionally, the mode of study can be changed from flipping flash cards to review sheets. Students can collaborate with each other inside the app through discussions, questions, sharing flashcards and other materials.  The app also allows you to search for related user generated content. There are some paid features within the app, but there is a free membership available.

Once you create a free account, login and either enter the class or subject information. Then you can begin creating content and sharing with students. It also allows you to link it to a specific school, so you can connect with other classrooms within the app.

Posted on December 8, 2014 .

Stick Pick

Stick Pick 

 Stick Pick is an app that can be used as an assignment tool. This app allows the teacher to pick students at random. With this app you can put questions into each lesson the when a child name is drawn it puts a question with that child. The question for each child is chosen is based on degree of difficulty that can be chosen for each student. Then teachers can rate the students understanding of the question from 0-5. With this app it is easy to send student progress to the parents with one click. This app has a four star rating and cost $2.99.


Posted on November 19, 2014 .


ExitTicket is an app that is free to teachers and is compatible on Apple products that have iOS 4.2 or later. This app is a great formative assessment tool that extends beyond traditional ‘clickers’ used in the classroom. ExitTicket can be used to give immediate feedback to questions, polls, quizzes, and exams. I would use this app in my class after I had covered a lesson. For example, if I had just taught a lesson on animal adaptations, I would use the app to ask my students to define what an adaptation is. This way, I know if my students got the main idea of the lesson. Based on the results, I would be able to see if I needed to revisit the topic or continue on to my next lesson.

How it works:

After downloading the app, teachers are required to recreate an account. Then, they will be given a code in which students can use when they login so that teacher can oraganize and seperate their classes. The teacher can launch questions onto the app, and the students can answer from any device that can be connected to the internet. There are many options once the account is set up. Teachers can use real-time responses to differentiate instruction, or use drive instruction to get immediate classroom checks to modify the lessons for the day. ExitTicket also offers an option to align learning targets with common core. Lastly, students’ results can be assessed for over long periods of time and sent to other teachers in the school system.


Posted on November 5, 2014 .


If in a classroom where students are provided tablets or computers, this app would be awesome. Teachers can create or download interactive presentations and then share those interactive lessons with the students. Students can submit responses through any mobile device or computer and a teacher can see their work in real time. These responses can be measured on an individual or class basis – which would be a great assessment tool.

Here’s how it works:

First teachers will need to create or download a presentation. Teachers can integrate quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, audio, slideshows, etc. into their presentations to promote student interactions. These presentations can be shared through “teacher mode” to the student devices or with colleagues. Once the teacher has opened their presentation, students may now launch the app and sign in with their first and last name. With this login information, teachers will be able to view student responses in real time. As the teacher scrolls through the presentation, the students’ presentations will sync without the student even having to swipe. I think the thing I like the most about this app is that it makes the teacher mobile. If the teacher has a device with his/her presentation on it and students all have access to a device with the same presentation, there is no need for a teacher to be stuck in the front of the room at the interactive white board. Teachers can now walk around the room as they give their presentation without having to sacrifice the interactive portions of their lesson.

Posted on November 5, 2014 .