There are a number of tools that a teacher can use to help him/her assess his/her students. Technology can help us in a number of ways, but the reality is that, so many tools are available these days, that it is often difficult and time consuming to decide which one(s) can be used in the classroom for formative and summative purposes.
Below is a short list of tools which have been shown to work successfully. I am of course mainly using them for French (since I am a French teacher), but they can be easily used for other subjects as well (I have also used them for Theory of Knowledge for instance). While using those tools, teachers can see immediately where gaps exist in their students’ knowledge. This being said, be aware that the tools listed below are testing pure knowledge rather higher order thinking skills (cf. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy above).
Quizlet is a website that teachers and students can use to create study sets. Once you have added terms and definitions, you can use Quizlet to create flashcards, tests and games to help learning.
A Kahoot is a collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, business-people and social users, they are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.
Quizizz is an alternative to Kahoot, and there’s also a lot for educators to like. It is very similar to Kahoot, with a few key differences. Just like Kahoot, the teacher (or student host) chooses a quiz to begin. A five digit game code is provided.
Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The app’s concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz’s, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on.
Lingt was developed for world language learners and teachers. You can set up listening and speaking assignments using your voice recordings, MP3 recordings, images, videos, and text. With a free registration, you receive a class URL where your class can record their reactions and/or oral answers to recordings and assignments.