Breakout Session

Tuesday Evaluation

Using an iPad to Assess Student Learning

Rob Reetz,

Irondale High School
Instructional Strategies Facilitator

Eric Swan

Saint Paul Public Schools
Secondary Reading TOSA

12/11/12, 2:25 PM- 3:15 PM
Millennium Forum Center

Turn the iPad into a powerful tool of formative assessment. Experience how iPads shift the climate and culture of classrooms when teachers emphasize feedback and collaboration. This presentation will model the use of iPad as a tool for immediate, near-future and student-led tactical adjustments to learning.

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Our presentation is organized by James Popham's Applications of Formative Assessment. We will cover iPad and Web-based tools that aid teachers in making immediate and near-future instructional adjustments, and suggestions teachers can give students for making tactical adjustments to their learning. Finally, we'll discuss how the iPad can help shift the climate and culture of your classroom.

Immediate Instructional Adjustment
Gather data, analyze it real-time and adjust instruction appropriately. Preparation is key. Must predict students errors (they're not random) and have a go-to adjustment prepared when students don't understand.


Educreations Interactive Whiteboard for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Use Educreations to create A,B,C,D Cards -- students answer short answer questions or multiple choice questions in their color of confidence -- green = confident, yellow = unsure, red = guessing

Have students use Educreations to answer in their color of confidence
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ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Use show me for students to do a math problem by writing and recording their process and save. Then show to peers who are struggling and need a review. Student becomes the teacher and reinforces both.

Use Show-Me for A,B,C,D Corner Cards -- Ask a question that has no right or wrong answer. Ask students to choose the option that most closely aligns with their belief. Separate the groups into 4 corners, and have them create an argument (using iPad as a resource for evidence) for why their answer is best. Present the arguments and allow for students who were persuaded to move groups!

Students can mirror their iPad through Apple TV and show their work immediately upon request
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Using an older LCD projector in your classroom? You can purchase the Kanex ATV Pro to convert HDMI to VGA with audio support.
Kanex ATV Pro with Audio Support
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If your projector doesn't have an HDMI input but has a DVI input, purchase the HDMI to DVI converter here:

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Are you using a desktop or laptop on a wireless network in your classroom? You can Airplay to a PC or MAC using AirServer.
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Are you using a MAC in your classroom? You can Airplay to a MAC using the Reflection App.
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When students mirror their work through apple TV, thus displaying it up front for the class, use Dylan Wiliam's "2 Stars and Wish" method of providing peer to peer feedback. Provide students' with specific criteria to determine two things they like about another student's work and one thing they wish for.

Nearpod is an all-ine one solution for the synchorized use of iPads in the classroom. Use Nearpod to deliver presentations, poll students, assess understanding, and provide enriched learning through the web. Nearpod will revolutionize the learning experience of students in your classroom.Download the free Nearpod App for Ipad here
Stick Pick helps you randomly call on students and it helps you track student responses.
Stick Pick
Stick Pick

Stick Pick

App Store - Stick Pick

Raise expectations by ensuring students don't know who will be called on next.
Who's Next
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Receive immediate feedback from a Poll Everywhere question!

Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. It can help you to

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.


Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker

Teachers and students can use Socrative on any device with a web browser (tablets, smartphones, laptops, iPod Touches, etc.).

Teachers login at by entering their email and password.

Students login at by entering the "virtual room number" provided by the teacher. Students will then see "Waiting for teacher to start an activity...".

Teachers initiate an activity by selecting it on their main screen (e.g. Multiple Choice, T/F, Quick Quiz).
Students respond on their devices.

Students' results are visible on the Teacher's screen or sent in an email.

Near-future Instructional adjustment
Collect data at the end of class and analyze it to inform the next day or next few days of instruction. Develop a sustained learning progression and measure the extent to which students have mastered each sub-set within that progression.

Naiku empowers students to reflect and self-assess. It is an entirely different assessment experience in that it assesses what students know and allows them to reflect on why they know it.
Naiku’s balanced assessment solution enables teachers to make real-time instructional decision so students reach their full potential.
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Use Google forms to quiz or survey students. Google forms are easily accessed w/ iPad and allow for all types of questions (multiple choice, short answer, essay, scale grid, etc.) Use conditional formatting function to color code correct responses. Use the 'Show Summary of Responses' feature to provide whole-group feedback.

Google Forms
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Moodle provides a one-stop shop for assignments, quizzes, embedded media, discussion threads, etc.
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Mastery Manager
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Mastery Manager's new online testing format will feature:

1:1 assessment tool, iPad and Android support, Paperless solution, Randomize questions, Instant scoring, Immediate feedback, Virtual bubble forms
Additional Mastery Manager features:

Video and audio can be embedded in the questions, and it has a functional equation editor. Teachers can easily access longitudinal data on students from ALL assessments in MM, including any online ones.

Schoology is a learning management system and social network that makes it easy to create and share academic content.
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Provide students with opportunities to have an on-going conversation with the content of your course by creating a classroom blogspot. Use your blogspot for a dynamic, engaging and interactive presentation tool, especially in classrooms with 1:1 hand-held devices.

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The SMART Response VE interactive response system is cloud-based software that enables students to respond to planned and spontaneous questions and take quizzes using any of their favorite Internet-enabled devices, from anywhere.
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Russ Reetz The SMART Notebook app for iPad is a light version of SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. Using this app, you can create basic multimedia files and complete SMART Notebook lesson activities. You can use the app for individual and collaborative learning with an iPad, and you can use SMART Notebook software with a SMART Board interactive
SMART Notebook app for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store
SMART Notebook app for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

SMART Notebook app for iPad for iPad on the ...

SMART Notebook app for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store
Russ Reetz With the SMART Bridgit conferencing software app for iPad, students can view content presented from the SMART Board interactive whiteboard or another computer on their iPad. They can interact with content in digital ink and highlighters or use the mouse to rearrange objects and sort content.
SMART Bridgit Conferencing for iPad on the iTunes App Store
SMART Bridgit Conferencing for iPad on the iTunes App Store

SMART Bridgit Conferencing for iPad on the ...

SMART Bridgit Conferencing for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Student Tactical Adjustment to Learning:

With the help of iPad, teachers can foster and promote tactical adjustments to student learning. Students who reflect on how they learn best, or make adjustments to how they process and retain information are active learners. The applications below increase student access, organization, and follow-through.

Safely text students through
Remind101 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on ...
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Rob Reetz Help keep students engaged in your lesson by incorporating a backchannel discussion using Today's Meet. The backchannel is everything going on in the room that isn't coming from the presenter; it's where people ask each other questions, pass notes, and give you the most immediate feedback you'll ever get.

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start a Homework Help Board on Today'sMeet. Ask students who have questions to post them each night. Encourage students to check the board to determine if they might seek out and answer/help one of their classmates.

Evernote - teach students to upload their research articles to Evernote using a hashtag for immediate organization. They can also use this space to save assignments to later access from home, or to take and save notes.
App Store - Evernote
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Rob Reetz See how the Diigo Browser for iPad can be used to help your students highlight, annotate and save their research in the cloud.

Diigo Browser
Diigo - Your all-purpose digital library on iPad - bookmarks, archives, annotations, notes, images, and screenshots. Collect everything, find fast, share easily, and access anywhere.


Diigo for iPad on the iTunes App Store
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LiveBinder is a 3-ring binder for the web. It will help students collect resources and organize them. They can easily create a tab for each class and embed their google calendar as well as all of their teacher's website pages. LiveBinders is a free website, students can collaborate on a binder and even present right from it.
Organize your resources in an online binder - ... App for iPad
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Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets allows the student annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. This $2.99 App allows users to pull in a PDF document from Dropbox. Teachers can flip instruction or require students to upload a video to Youtube showing their work.

Explain Everything
Pages - The Pages app for iPad is a word processing app that seamlessly uploads documents to Dropbox and google docs.


Choose a great design. Write some clever words. Drop in a few images. That’s how you create everything in Pages. It all looks so impressive, it’s hard to believe it’s so simple.
Reduce missing assignments and late work by teaching students to store their assignments in the cloud. Dropbox provides free storage and students can access their work anywhere and on most any device. Teacher can set up the Pages app to allow students to hand in their work directly to their classroom dropbox!

App Store - Dropbox
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Use Otixo to link the Pages App through WebDav to most Cloud Services. (Dropbox, Box, Google Docs)
Instructions on setting up Otixo
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CloudOn brings Microsoft Office to your iPad and links it with your Dropbox account for free. Create word, excel, and powerpoint documents in the cloud!
CloudOn for iPad on the iTunes App Store
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Get the #1 office editing suite for iPad. Create and edit ALL Microsoft® Office document, spreadsheet, and presentation formats, as well as view PDF files, on the go. Our file manager lets you manage local files, access cloud accounts, and works with your iPad email attachments so you can work anywhere, anytime - online and offline.
Quickoffice Pro HD – edit office documents & view PDF files for iPad on the iTunes App Store
Quickoffice Pro HD – edit office documents & view PDF files for iPad on the iTunes App Store

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Quickoffice Pro HD – edit office documents & view PDF files for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Rob Reetz Try noredink for a fun way to practice and master grammar and writing skills. uses facebook profiles and interests to build a grammar learning experience within the frame of reference of the user. Set up your class in minutes and monitor their progress on a dashboard.
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Songify -- have fun with fluency by asking students to read aloud from a text in class while recording them with the songify app. You'll turn Holden Caulfield into the next Moby and kids will be motivated to read with purpose and fluency.
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Russ Reetz Take pictures with the IPAD, pull them into fotobabble and record an explanation, instructions, tell story ect.
Fotobabble for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Fotobabble for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

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Fotobabble for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Rob Reetz Create Stunning Video Slideshows with Animoto. This easy-to-use video creator will allow students to tell stories through images, video and music in an innovative template that is sure to wow any viewer.
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Use Neu.Annotate to manipulate PDF documents on your iPad. Students can highlight information, answer multiple choice questions or use a stylus to write on the document. Completed docs can be saved in iBooks or e-mailed to Evernote account.
Neu.Annotate PDF
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Google Translate: Translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages using Google Translate for iOS. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.
Google Translate for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Google Translate for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Google Translate for iPhone, iPod touch, and ...

Google Translate for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Use the Popplet lite app for mind mapping activities to get a better understanding of the depth of student thinking, or to help students who struggle to begin writing.
Popplet for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, ...
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Khan Academy - Do you have students that would benefit from learning at their own pace? Go to the pioneer of flipped instruction; Khan Academy has over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills and tests to practice. You can supplement or enrich what you've taught with a Khan Academy lesson or use these videos to flip your instruction and allow for more higher order thinking to take place in your classroom. Easily embed Khan Academy videos into your blogspot, Schoology, moodle or classroom websites
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Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed.
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Ted Ed

TED-Ed | Lessons Worth SharingWondering where you might find more ideas? Create a personal magazine with the ZITE app. Add Education, Pedagogy, Leadership, Assessment, & Technology. Zite is the best tool I've found for staying in touch.
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