Great Assessment Tool that Fits the Needs for a Wide Variety of Learners
Infuse Learning is a great teaching tool that has a variety of question types to assess a wide variety of learners. The ability to have the text read aloud to students is what makes Infuse different from other assessment tools out there. I have run into issues with getting the students connected to the classroom and staying connected. However, I have contacted Infuse about this and they responded promptly to my concerns. In the future, I would love to see a way for students to access Infuse Learning quizzes without having the teacher signed into their computer, so students could work on these at home. I would also like to see the ability to save progress in an assessment and finish it later, this would require students to have their own login information though. Finally, it would be nice if teachers could share assessments they have created with other teachers so they could use them with their class. Overall, Infuse Learning is a wonderful assessment tool that I have recommended to many of my colleagues.
How I Use It
I have used Infuse Learning in my classroom as a way to guide students through a lesson and assess them along the way. Students are able to work at their own pace and I am able to monitor their progress on my computer. I am able to use our curriculum, and place that information and text into my lessons. Infuse Learning provides a wide variety of question types, which makes it a great tool for a variety of curricular areas.To start off a lesson, I typically embed a video from YouTube to help establish background knowledge and hook students into the lesson. Then I include text for students to read and answer questions about the text as they work along. Infuse Learning has the option to read the text aloud to the students. This is a wonderful option to help students navigate complex text. Once students have submitted their results, I am able to download their responses in an Excel Spreadsheet for my records.