How can I use TeacherMade for formative assessment for my students?

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Guide to Bell Work: Ideas And Activities For Daily Formative Assessment

Have you considered digital bellwork, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re stuck in a bell work rut. TeacherMade has you covered. We will give you everything you need to get started with a Question of the Day (QOTD) for your students. Get started with out comprehensive Bell Work Guide.

How do I make formatives, bell work, and exit tickets in TeacherMade?

We save you time with our interactive worksheet maker. Here’s how to get started:

Step 1: Upload your file. The file you upload becomes the background of your new online worksheet. (We support these file types.)
Step 2: Add fields for student responses.
Step 3: Add answers to questions for self-scoring.
Step 4: Send an assignment link to students or sync with your school’s LMS platform.
Step 5: Get instant feedback and results.

From there, you are on your way to evaluating your results. You can then adjust your teaching for the needs of your students.

Why do teachers like using TeacherMade for feedback and evaluation in their classrooms?

“Checkpoint quizzes are a quick thing I make in TeacherMade. These offer a few questions for students to answer on one specific topic. It provides me and them with a snapshot of how well they understood the material that was covered that day in class, or perhaps over the course of 2-3 days in class. Using TeacherMade for these assessments allows for me to modify information and questions asked for each section.”Tiffany S.

“I thought TeacherMade would be tedious in modifying worksheets, but it is so easy to do. Initially, it took me a bit but now in no time I snip, upload, modify and post. For example, today is a report card writing day. I organized and uploaded all my work needed for tomorrow on Friday within an hour. I actually had my weekend back. Wow!”Maria G.

What are some examples of formatives that I can do on TeacherMade?

Bell ringers
Bell ringers are essential in the classroom. They serve dual purposes: classroom management and formative assessment. James S. believes bell work “allows for my students to get immediate feedback on their answers. It allows for my students to work at their pace.” He thinks TeacherMade makes digital bell work ideal in the classroom, “There is upfront time involved in development but saves a lot of grading time and huge feedback plus to my students.”

Assignments that give you quick feedback
Formatives are only worthwhile if you can quickly implement the feedback into instruction. Heather B. loves TeacherMade because it is easy to use. She explains, “Students receive instant feedback as soon as they click submit. From their scores, I know the next step I need to take to ensure mastery of a skill.”

Formatives that pull from many resources
Use what you already have in your classroom. A lot of online worksheet makers require you to reformat your materials completely. TeacherMade eliminates that headache. Theresa D. uses TeacherMade all the time:

“I just write (or find) a quick appropriate question or two and send it to the kids via Classroom. I can easily give them feedback using the comment feature. In my opinion, this interactive feature makes this method infinitely preferable to Google Forms.”

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