4 Free Tools for Classroom Assessment (Provided by Porter of the DE Assessment Team)

Greetings Blogosphere!I hear teachers talk a lot about a lack of time, so I’m always looking for short cuts to share. So, here are 5 cool tools to use to save time at figuring out what your students know and can do.

  1. Rubistar is a free online rubric builder. You select the topic and dimensions and Rubistar does the rest. You can save them on Rubistar, or copy and paste into a document to keep for later.
  2. EasyTestMaker is a free online test generator to help you create your tests. You can create multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer and true and false questions all on the same test. You can also insert instructions and divide your test into multiple sections.
  3. iQuiz Maker is an easy way for you to create custom quizzes for the iQuiz game for the iPod. (Yes, for iPods!)
  4. Discovery Education™ Quiz Builder allows you to incorporate video clips into interactive quizzes.You probably need to belong to the Discovery Educator Network for access, but membership is free and it will connect you with loads of other teachers… so go ahead sign up and tell ‘em you read about it on the Assessment blog.

Anybody have any experience with any of these you’d like to share? Please add that to the comments. I’ll be adding new tools in future posts, so if you have an idea be sure to share it.

Your Friendly Assessment Nerd, Porter

Comments

  1. RJ Stangherlin

    I really like what you are doing in the quintessential state. My daughter lives in Lenexa, so I have some loyalty to KS. Like you and NJ (and I’m guessing other states, but haven’t checked them all yet), we are developing an events calendar. But I love the idea of a LC wiki!! I’ll be checking this out. Thanks for the CiL coverage at LC S and DENNI. Great job, Dean!

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