I have made my first attempt to create a formative assignment! https://goformative.com/clone/CLHMFD
The unit title is School life and routine and I would like to develop students’ efficacy and agency through studying this unit. “Personal efficacy and agency” is a very big word. I first use Short Answer function for student define what “personal efficacy and agency” means. As I anticipated, they did not know and have never heard of it. They did a bit of research and began to know a bit of it. (This is only concept developing and establish the purpose of studying this unit. I do not expect them to know how to use these words in Chinese. They are beginner students.) After their initial search, I put up the photo of a continuum of self-efficacy and we talk about how the school can help students learn and develop efficacy and agency.
Then I embedded Voicethred and ask them to describe the photos. After 3-week holidays, I need to find out how much Mandarin they remember. They will describe the photo for two minutes. After this activity, I will introduce a short text regarding school life.
I am excited to discover more how to use GoFormative!