Assessments are so important to inform teaching, so the faster you (and students) can get feedback about
their learning, the better! These are some great tools for engaging your class while also assessing their
understanding of your lessons.
Nearpod is both a presentation and response tool. It's unique in that you don't use your projector, but
rather each student follows along on their own device. You can also include polls, multiple choice
questions, short answers, etc. It's like an interactive powerpoint that gives you instant feedback.
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device,
making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.
Tally is the best tool to use if you are looking for a super fast, even last minute, way to poll your class.
Once you open Tally, you simply type in your question and answers, and then have students go to the
URL you are at. Refresh to see their answers fill in!
Poll Everywhere is a cool way to have students give you feedback right in class or at home. You have
set it up as a multiple choice question or a written response. You can have answers show up in unique
ways like a word cloud.
Google Forms are an awesome way to create quick assessments. You can choose between various types
of questions including long answer and multiple choice, and you have instant access to visual charts and graphs of student responses to quickly guide your teaching.
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms
with a series of educational exercises and games. The apps are super simple and take seconds to login. Socrative runs on tablets, smartphones, and laptops.
Plickers is an awesome tool for classrooms where students do not have devices. All they need is a
piece of paper you give them! It collects their answer based on the symbol they have and how they
turn it to choose a, b, c, or d.