Many tool and apps help students receive ongoing assessment in engaging ways. Try assessing students regularly with these options- clickers, exit tickets, admission slips, ongoing portfolios, student response systems, graphic organizers, peer feedback, self-evaluation, draw responses, games, and quizzes.
Admit slips are given at the beginning of the class to help students reflect on their homework or the previous assignment and should also be accomplished in 5 minutes or less.
It is more powerful to get students to come up with their own questions and test their peers than to just answer multiple choice questions.
Get students to create games on TinyTap (iOS/Android) or GetKahoot (Any device).
Throw a small nerf ball to a student who answers your question then creates a question for another peer to answer. The students asks the question aloud and throws the ball to a selected peer. Allow them to have 3 helplines such as search the textbook or a website or get a peer to text the answer to them.
Students can give quick peer feedback. One 5 minute peer feedback activity is Two Stars and a Wish. Students upload the peer’s short writing or creation onto the whiteboard and draw a star on two areas they like and with their voice provide specific feedback. They also include a wish, an area they want their peers to improve.
Students can contribute reflections, fact, trivia and resources about a topic using the Padlet or Linoit web tool and app (any device).
To assess with video quizzes try Blubbr.tv (Interactive Youtube quizzes) and EdPuzzle.
If you don’t have a set of clickers, then try Plickers for formative assessment. It is a free app for teachers to use their mobile devices to scan paper markers students hold up to answer a question. Live results are shown!