ZipGrade turns your phone or tablet into an optical grading machine similar to a Scantron. It reads free-to-download answer sheets in multiple sizes. Provide instant feedback to students by grading exit tickets, quizzes, and formative assessments as soon as they finish. Many teachers now grade as soon as students complete a quiz or test. Students receive immediate feedback and teachers can redirect differentiated learning quickly.
Revision Buddies GCSE Revision apps offer a modern approach to learning that is interactive and engaging. They are full of thousands of questions and detailed explanations that have been written by teachers to guide you to the most relevant facts that you need to know for your exams.
Through 1000s of multiple choice questions, split into each topic of the relevant syllabus, Revision Buddies test the knowledge of students and help them to find the gaps in their learning. Students can build confidence through monitoring their progress with performance based graphs and share their results with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.
54. Istation – Computer-Adaptive Assessments, Instruction, and More
As nominated by Ossa Fisher.
Istation (aka Imagination Station) is an award-winning, comprehensive e-learning program used by more than four million students and educators around the world. Known for its accurate assessments, engaging curriculum, and trusted teacher tools, Istation helps students in prekindergarten through 8th grade achieve academic growth.
Istation’s computer-adaptive assessments (known as ISIP™) immediately place students on personalized instructional paths unique to their needs. And the animated, game-like interface engages students so effectively that they don’t even realize they’re being evaluated.
Along with Istation’s highly interactive digital curriculum, teachers also have access to a library of thousands of lessons perfect for instructing small groups or an entire class. Comprehensive reports are immediately available for educators, administrators, and parents. Istation offers its assessments and curriculum in reading, Spanish and math. Students can also use their Istation subscriptions at home.
Formative was born out of research during the founding team’s time as UCLA graduate students. Prototyped in the Startup UCLA program, vetted by teachers in the 4.0 Schools incubator, and turned into a company in the Imagine K12 accelerator, Formative was launched for educators in January 2015. The company is now partnered with the Jefferson Education Accelerator and schools around the U.S. in an effort to bring “formative teaching” to educators everywhere, eroding the need for assessments after the fact.
Formatives goal is to help all stakeholders have more recent and actionable data by using its platform both for formative assessments and daily activities, such as lab reports, homework, and more. A teacher can use previously created materials, share with colleagues, or create something on the fly. All responses are served back to the educators in a clean and helpful dashboard that helps them see overall and individual trends. Very soon, those same educators will see the students’ progress on standards as they go through the year, getting ahead of their summative assessments.
52. Flubaroo – Easy Grading of Assignment and Assessments
As nominated by Ben Collins, Instructor at General Assembly.
Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments. More than just a grading tool, Flubaroo also computes average assignment score, computes average score per question and flags low-scoring questions. It can also display a grade distribution graph, gives you the option to email each student their grade and an answer key, and finally provides the facility to send individualized feedback to each student
39. Peardeck – Powerful Learning Moments for Every Learner, Every Day
As nominated by Kerry Gallagher, Director of K12 Education at Connect Safely.
Created by Educators for Educators, Pear Deck creates interactive presentations for 100% student engagement and real-time formative assessment. With options to build presentations from scratch, or import existing Google Slides or PDFs, Pear Deck makes it as easy as possible to start engaging every student in every row of the classroom.
Their library of existing sample lessons provides great examples on how to use the 5 Pear Deck interactive question types, embed youtube videos or web pages. The recently launched Student-Paced mode allows teachers the option to send Pear Deck home with students for homework, or administer in class quizzes. With unlimited storage and sharing capabilities, the options are endless.
Diagnostic Questions is a world leading assessment tool that provides detailed insights into student understanding in a fraction of the time, simultaneously reducing your workload and improving student results and confidence.
In just three steps, assign a year’s worth of assessments to your students created exclusively by AQA, OCR and EdExcel. Create your own quizzes and assessments or choose from the thousands created by teachers, awarding bodies and publishers.