Teacher Review for Formative

The visual way for students to "show they know"

Karen D.
Technology Integrationist
Fairbury Public Schools
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I would use this in my classroom for students to demonstrate their knowledge on a particular concept. If I were teaching students how to find the area of a rectangle in mathematics, students could actually "show they know" the concept by drawing a rectangle with specific dimensions and showing the formula for the area. I could watch the students as they drew their rectangle, labeled the dimensions, and worked out their problems. It was clear who knew the concept and who didn't. The only problem was their ability to draw with a trackpad or mouse.
My Take
I LOVE this teaching tool! The only way it could be improved is to have an easier way to draw which could be the use of an external drawing pad. I appreciated the way it showed me "real time" what the students were doing on their machines so I could go over and help them self correct their problems with a short instruction point.