I use formative to make my class more interesting, and appealing to students.
I’ve used Formative to break down difficult texts for my students and check for their understanding. I’ve also used it as a means to help them practice for tests and improve their writing skills. I love the variety of options that are available to be used in questions, and I love that I can leave individual feedback, as well as monitor how they’re doing as they go along. That, along with creating rubrics to help grade things in a quicker manner makes this program amazing!
We use Formative district wide with common assessments. I create an enhanced PDF and the teachers grab it from the library. Then the principals and site admin are able to see it with the admin trackers!
I use Formative every single day in my virtual classroom. We use it as bell work to get the class started off right. I am able to see in real time what students are working on and who I can step in and help with added support. It has been a great way to make bell work meaningful and for me to provide feedback.
I had not thought about hiding names. I have wanted to discuss how they answered questions but not show names, thanks for the idea!
After a formative has been completed, I show kids the data without student names. We discuss low scores. We discuss what kids got wrong and why. It helps me improve my teaching practice. It gives me better insight into what I can do better.
I use GoFormative as a formative assessment. It helps me to make re-teaching groups. It also allows me to pull students to redirect their thinking in the moment, rather than waiting until the next day or week.
Using Formative allows me to set assessments that are appropriate for my grade level and content area, and provide quick feedback to my students. The quick feedback also allows me to quickly reform any lesson plans to address lower areas that students need more work on!
I use formative information to make sure students are understanding a concept. It is a checkpoint, entrance and exit ticket all in one.
I use it as an exit ticket for my students. Something that is quick and simple. This will let me know if they got the idea or not.
I use many features on formative in my Chemistry class spesifically during the past paper sessions. I check students reply on a same questions and give them individual feedback and motivate them. Almost every student is fully focused and and know that I am there to train them for the best results.
I am a technology integration specialist, learning this tool so that I can inform teachers how to use Formative to drive instruction. Good formative assessment tools should give fast, accurate information to instructors and students to help them make informed decisions about next steps for learning. Sometimes this is reteaching, moving on to the next topic, or coaching or more!
As an Instructional Technology TOSA, I have used GoFormative to collect data about how my teachers are using tech tools with their students. I immediately used this information to share with my district’s school board to inform the use of district tech funds for past and future reference. Collectively, the board was impressed with the information because teachers were asked to draw, answer open-ended questions and account for their frequent use of tech tools.
When I was in the classroom, I used formative data to guide my teaching, gain an immediate view of which students needed more/less assistance which allowed me to differentiate instruction. I can modify stations and future lessons.
I’m an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, and in my district we use PowerSchool; however, there are huge limitations to PowerSchool that GoFormative doesn’t have.
For example, teachers can create their own questions on GoFormative were the district prevents teachers from creating their own questions on PowerSchool. Furthermore, if you aren’t a Math, Science, English, or History Teacher, you will be unable to create anything on PowerSchool based on the district’s settings.
English teachers prefer GoFormative because they can include long paragraphs or short stories and GoFormative doesn’t seem to have a quota like Kahoot! or Quizizz.
Beyond the ability to create questions that are catered to a class, GoFormative also provides tons of data based on how students respond (making it easy for teachers to recycle questions, reteach, etc).
I use Formative as one of the tools for formative assessments in my classroom. Typically they are short (5-10) questions on what we have been studying over the last few days. I like the flexibility that Formative has with questions types and student responses. As a science teacher, the ability for students to draw or upload a picture of their work is worth is weight in gold. The teacher dashboard makes assessing student responses quick and efficient.
Welcome to the community. There are lot of good Formatives created for science. Happy hunting!
I love Formative! It is by far the best assessment tool I have found for use in my math classes, and I have been using it for over two years for the majority of my assessments. I use it for daily warm-ups at the beginning of class and am able to quickly show the class results with student names hidden. This allows the entire class to see their overall results. I then go over the warm up and discuss with my class mistakes made and clear up any misconceptions that arise from our discussion. It also allows the students to practice using Formative prior to taking a summative assessment. I have seen an improvement in my students’ use of correct mathematical notation since they must type answers as formulas, functions, solution sets, etc.
A specific time I use GoFormative is at the beginning of each semester to set classroom expectations. Students share their insights by submitting (via GoFormative) the expectations they have for me as their teacher, the expectations they have for their peers, and the expectations they have for the general classroom environment.
Learning only happens when a student feels welcomed and supported. Student responses are collected via GoFormative and are then used as discussion points, so that each student in my classroom has an opportunity to voice their opinion. We narrow down the responses as a class to form a mutual list of classroom expectations that the class agrees to abide by which is then proudly displayed on a classroom bulletin board for the remainder of the semester.
I’ve seen an improvement in my students’ math notation as well. It’s helped us have better ‘math’ conversations when students can’t figure out why GoFo flagged their answer ‘red’.
I found that getting student input on day one in middle school was extremely helpful for classroom management the rest of the school year. I didn’t have Formative then, but I can see how this could be used to facilitate that discussion while letting kids ‘play’ with technology that first day.