Why Reflect within the Design Process?
Reflection in STEAM is essential to both student understanding and teacher evaluation of students' learning. Reflecting helps students make connections, understand their successes and failures, and become aware of their learning. Reflections help teachers identify where students are in their learning process.
- Five-step Engineering Design Process developed by the Museum of Science in Boston to guide most STEM lessons and activities.
- Explanation of this process
STEAM Grading Rubric
How to Grade STEM
How to Introduce S.T.E.M. Expectations
Free STEM Mini Journals Use these to help guide students through the STEM process
Writing like a Scientis K-5
Lab Sheets gr. 3-6
Socrative 2.0 includes a brand new design and great new features. Here is an introductory video about the new features. It is a system that uses cell phones and or laptops (user's choice) for gathering feedback from students. You can post as many questions as you like in a variety of formats. step by step guide
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Socrative has class backchannel capabilities.
Socrative for iPad
Socrative is an app that turns any device into part of a student response system. If you have BYOD or iPad or any type of 1:1 technology, Socrative is a must use so you don't have to buy a separate response system. Socrative now allows you to add images to your questions and have short answer quizzes graded for you. Additionally, the short answer activity now allows you to display your question on your audience's devices. See Infuse learning below for a comparative program.
ThatMathQuiz iPad app is a simple website with more power than meets the eye. A first glance, it's a menu of mostly math skills for students to practice. But keep exploring video
Biz Movie is an engaging way to assess student learning in a project. Students in grades 3-6 show what they know and can do by creating animated movies. Students also learn the basics of entrepreneurship and business as they create and run movie companies.
Blubbr quiz creation service. Using Blubbr you can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then answer a multiple choice question about the clip. Viewers know right away if they chose the correct answer or not. To create a quiz on Blubbr start by entering a topic for your quiz. After entering your topic enter a search for a video about that topic. Blubbr will generate a list of videos that you can select from to use in your quiz. When you find a video that works for you, trim the clip to a length that you like then write out your question and answer choices. Click here to try a short Blubbr quiz about the human heart.
Nearpod iOS app and/or website that teachers can use to create quizzes, polls, and multimedia presentations. Those materials can be shared directly to students who have the Nearpod student app installed. Teachers can view students' responses individually or as a whole class. video
Spiral free lets teachers and students create free virtual classrooms where students can create collaborative presentations, view and respond to presentations, and/or watch YouTube videos with easily-created teacher questions. It has other features as well.
Student Evaluation - Self reflection often is insightful for all stakeholders. This simple form cuts to the chase for differentiated instruction.
Frolyc a tool for teachers looking to design their own lesson-based activities. Teachers can create activities for students like: completing a graphic organizer, identify cause and effect in a passage, draw a response to a question or take a quiz. Students can access activities that are assigned to them by a teacher using Frolyc’s iPad app
Nimbus screenshot - Chrome extension Rather than answering the same question dozens of times, create a screencast video to explain how to use a website. Or use the extension to make a flipped classroom video.
Learnclick Easily create Cloze Quizzes with this app. Choose between blank fields, dropdowns, drag&drop as well as multiple choice quizzes. See detailed statistics on how well your students performed.
FlipGrid allows students to reply to instructor prompts/questions with short videos.
Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school and share it with their teachers, parents, classmates, and even the world. IOS, Android and website
Creatubbles video Share links to your artwork with family and friends. Start galleries and invite others to join. Explore art made by other young artists from around the world.
Leave comments and Bubbles on the pieces you like.
GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text, and video. GoClass gives teachers tools for creating class rosters that they can use to keep track of which students are using the lessons when. Teachers also have the option to ask questions and poll their students. After the students' response have been gathered teachers can project those responses without showing individual student's names.
Activity Spot. As students complete the activity, teachers will receive feedback on student progress in real time! You can access a library filled with Common Core aligned activities created and shared by other teachers. You can create a unique learning experience for your students. a learning and assessment tool, Froylc is a powerful platform for increasing student engagement and monitoring student progress. Since Froylc lets users assign activities to students individually, it’s easy to differentiate student tasks.
Kahoot is a new service for delivering online quizzes and surveys to your students. The premise of Kahoot is similar to that of Socrative and Infuse Learning. On Kahoot you create a quiz or survey that your students respond to through any device that has a web browser (iPad, Android device, Chromebook). Your Kahoot questions can include pictures and videos.
Answer Garden - Sometimes you may wish to just ask a question and let your students give their creative answer. Answer Garden allows you to do this on the web. You can show the interaction on a website, print the results, or even put the results into a Word Cloud for the class to analyze!
Mentimeter is a free service that allows you to pose a question to your audience and get instant feedback on that question through cell phones, tablets, and any other Internet-connected device. Includes open-ended response format. Mentimeter allows you to create an unlimited amount of questions and collect unlimited responses. The user interface is clean and simple and your students don't need to create accounts in order to respond to your questions. video demo
OpenEd is a service that has created a huge catalog of educational videos and games that you can browse by topic, grade level, or Common Core standard. Recently, assessments were added to the OpenEd catalog. Assessments can be found in the same manner as videos and games. To find an assessment select a topic, grade level, or standard then search.
Geddit This site allows students to use any mobile device to gauge their understanding of any given topic/lesson. The way this works as a lesson is being given they click/tap a on bar (think bar graph increasing vertically) to show their understanding (i.e., 1 bar - not very - 4 bars - very). On the the teacher's device they will receive instant real-time feedback and be able to see which students are doing good and which ones are struggling. This is a great way for teachers to differentiate instruction and adjust their lessons to meet individual needs.
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eQuizShow, an easy way for teachers or students to create Jeopardy-style review games. Unlike similar tools you do not have to download or upload any PowerPoint files to use eQuizShow. On eQuizShow you can build and display your quiz completely online.
Gooru is a place to find and or create collections of educational videos, texts, and images. Gooru's new interface includes the option to search for materials according to ELA Common Core standards. Another new feature of the revamped Gooru interface is dragging and dropping items from your search results to your collections. Now you can also create quizzes to go along with each of your collections.
EQuizzer Create a variety of quiz types. Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice, True or False. Multi-Marked, Matching, Short Answer
ProProfs Quiz Maker Can add videos to your quizzes. tutorial
EDpuzzle - How about turning a video into an interactive lesson? With this free website, add audio notes and quizzes at any point to a video.
QuizBean is a platform for creating simple image-based quizzes that your students can complete online. You can create QuizBean accounts for students that do not have email addresses. You can assign quizzes to students on a class-by-class or individual basis. Quiz results are automatically sent to your teacher dashboard when students have completed a quiz.
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ImageQuiz This tool allows you to create quizzes around images. ImageQuiz has several predefined quizzes that you can use with images but you can also create your own quizzes based on images you want.
Quipper is an iOS/Android app for finding or creating quizzes. This app already has a large repository of quizzes but a user can create their own as well. A nice feature is the ability to track your progress on a quiz/subject as well as the detailed explanations around each topic
Quiz Revolution - create interactive online assessments and analyze the data It is an easy way to make a multimedia quiz for your website or blog. With Quiz Revolution you can include video, audio, and image file in your quiz. Each
question in your quiz can have a different media format. There are two options for
answer format, multiple choice or open-ended response. Quizzes are easy to create and easy to embed into a website or blog. If your students register for a Quiz Revolution account before they take your quiz, you can monitor their quiz results.
QuizStar web based testing manager that allows educators to create a class, quizzes, administer quizzes and view results. Unique Feature: Multimedia files can be included in quizzes. There is also a unique student log in page with a tutorial.
Studiyo- Allows you create quizzes and customize them
Gnowledge is a free site designed for creating and sharing tests, done through an innovative, easy-to-use interface. Anyone familiar with test creation sites or PowerGrade will feel right at home. Also, there is a definite social networking aspect that is ideal for 21st Century learning through collaboration and the sharing of tests and answers.hands-on tutorials and a great FAQ page.Fifty Sneakers A service for cataloging content that you quiz your students on. Your catalog of quiz materials can include a variety of text questions, images, and videos. Fifty Sneakers makes it easy to create quizzes and other assessment tools from your catalog. When it comes time to create a quiz, open your Fifty Sneakers content then select the questions and materials that you want to include in your quiz then print out your quiz. Fifty Sneakers provides detailed tutorials to get you started building your content library and quizzes. Understoodit web app for quickly gauging your students' understanding of information that you have shared with them. Just open your account and open the simple poll of "understand" or "confused." Students can vote using any internet-connected device. Students can vote whenever you have the poll open. They can vote multiple times too. So if they are confused at the beginning of class, but understand ten minutes later they can change their votes.
The Answer Pad . allows you to set up an electronic answer sheet to a test you’ve already created. Students can then “fill in” their multiple-choice answers by using the TAPit app or The Answer Pad website Ability to assign a Common Core Standard to each question. Also, w/ their latest feature, Go Interactive, it turns an iPad or mobile device into a Student Response "clicker" system. This takes the whole "clicker" system that most schools use w/ an interactive whiteboard to a whole new level. Now teachers can engage students and assess their learning in real-time w/ no prep work.
19 Pencils - A site for creating quizzes and websites with student tracking.