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Assessment; there more to it than paper pencil

When I say the word test, you likely envision Scantrons, scratch paper, and pencils. I want to really switch gears in our thinking from this "test" to a truer assessment of student knowledge, where they can display their thinking. I believe many teachers would agree with this vision, but may not know what direction to head. I hope to show you some different options in this post from the "baby step" option to the full blown project based option(s).

Kahoot: Baby StepsKahoot is an online assessment tool that allows you to assess your student in a game based online environment. Let me explain more. Kahoot is a multiple choice game where your student earn point in the game based on how quickly they can correctly answer your given questions. (While Kahoot assigns points based on speed, when you look at your spreadsheet of results, you can view student correct/incorrect and simply assign points based on correctness only as you would have with a paper/pencil assessment.) …