I am a HUGE fan of Classkick. I heard about it this past summer and have enjoyed working with teachers to implement it in their classrooms. In a nutshell (as seen in the video to the right), Classkick allows teachers to put together lessons with content embedded from multiple sources. The teachers can record themselves talking and scribe over images they insert. As students work though the assignments, teachers can check progress and provide immediate feedback.
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Ideas for Implementation
- Take pictures of a text that you will use during reading. Have students annotate and respond to questions as you and your class work through the text.
- Have more ideas? Share them in the comments section below!
Formative is new to me, but I love the features that I've discovered. In many ways, Formative is similar to Classkick. It is very easy to import already created assignments and add questions. It is also very easy to build an assignment without content that you have already created.
The tutorial to the right shows you how to create an assignment. I think you'll be impressed by how easy it is.
so....which one do i recommend?
With Classkick, students aren't able to create an account to access all of their work, but with Formative they can. This means that students can keep checking back to see their old scores in Formative.
In my opinion, I like ClassKick more for a teaching and an "on-the-go" assessment tool. I would use formative as a quick assessment tool, but probably wouldn't teach with it as much.