Dec 16, 2020
In the 10th episode of Season 3, Jake is joined by Knikole
Taylor to talk about formative assessments. Tune in to hear Jake
and Knikole discuss the use of Pear Deck, Nearpod, Jamboard,
Padlet, Mentimeter, Formative, and Classkick!
Show Notes: jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-51
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Guest: Knikole Taylor
- Bio: Knikole Taylor serves as the Instructional
Technology Coordinator for Life School. Through personalized
support, Mrs. Taylor works with teachers and teacher leaders to
craft professional goals to extend their scope of instruction and
meet the needs of all learners.
Info: Twitter: @knikole
Question: How can I formatively assess my
- Pear Deck - “It doesn’t feel
like an assessment.”
- students respond with or without name on a jam.
- Knikole recommends:
- Putting 1 question per frame
- Using post-it colors strategically (red = I don’t get it,
yellow = I’m not so sure, green = I’m ready to share)
- Discussing digital citizenship when using Jamboard
- We discussed the lack of a revision history on
Jamboard. However, it has rolled out in the time since the
interview was recorded!
See Alice Keeler's article about the Revision History in Jamboard
- Padlet - “you can do so many
- Students can respond with text, videos, audio, images,
drawings, screencasts, links.... just about anything!
- The big issue is the limitations of their free plan. For a new
user, you'll only get 3 active "walls," but you can archive,
delete, or clear them.
- Individual Pricing
- Mentimeter - lots of
different options (polls, quizzes, word clouds, Q&A, etc)
- The big issue here is that their free plan only allows 2
question slides and 5 quiz slides per presentation.
- Here is their education
- Formative - great for
data and tracking of standards-based mastery
- Their paid plan
adds in student growth tracking
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