Do you want help introducing a tech tool to your students?
Aidan, Kris & myself are more than happy to help introduce tech (remote, or IRL) to your class. We can also spend time, or an entire Digital Essentials class period helping your students, or supplementing an existing project in your curriculum!
If it makes sense for one of us to come in more than other (ex: Do you want Kris' database, or Sora expertise? Aidan's website building skills?) We can come into your class even if we don't regularly teach Digital Essentials in that grade.
Just let us know as a team in advance, & we will work out the logistics.
We are also as excited as you are to help in a more significant way with interdisciplinary projects. Let's collaborate!
1. Once you've logged into Formative, Click Classes
2. Click Google Classroom Sync
3. Sign in with your Berkeley Carroll email address
4. Click Allow
5. Select the class, or classes you wish to import
6. You then have to select each student within the class (I don't know why!)
7. When all of your students have been selected, Click Import
8. Then Click Close
9. You'll then see the classes you have imported. Click the name of the class to open the roster, and make sure that all of your students have been imported correctly.
1. To create a brand new Formative (assessment, or assignment), Click New Formative
2. Click the blue 'Plus' sign to add your first question
3. I'm going to start my examples by showing you how you would add questions, or other enhanced interactions to existing lesson content. This could be a worksheet you have saved, a lecture slide, an image, or any file you want to add a question to.
4. To create questions on top of existing content, Click Enhance a PDF/Doc/GoogleDoc under "Upload Your Own Content"
5. Navigate to the file you want to enhance, and upload it
6. Here is the image that I uploaded. This is a slide that I downloaded as a JPG, but it could be a PDF, scanned worksheet, or any other file from your computer, or Google Drive. I now want to add an interactive question to it.
7. Click anywhere on the image to add a question, and then Select your question type. I'll start with Short Answer.
Note: The grayed out questions are not available on a Free account. They will be when we have a Premium Berkeley Carroll account.
8. You can change the point value of the question by Clicking the small number next to the question type. All questions will be set to 1 point by default.
9. If you wanted to change the question type, Click the dropdown menu & change the question type
10. Now the type the question that you want the student to answer. Remember, this question is based on the content you have uploaded (in this case, the slide that defines Clickbait.)
11. If there is a correct answer to your question, you can type the correct answer in (this is only applicable for auto-grading purposes.)
With a Premium account, there is the ability to allow partially correct answers.
12. If you want to align your question to a specific standard, Click Select standards set to find a list of standards. This is optional.
13. To add your next question (and any following questions), click the Blue plus sign under your completed question. You can add as many questions as you need.
14. I have now uploaded another image that I want students to read, and engage with. Click anywhere on the image to add a question to it!
15. For this next example, I'll add a Multiple Choice question
16. Click in the Question Box to type the question you want students to answer
17. Click in the answer choices to type your answer choices
18. You can add more than one question to one piece of content. If your whole Formative is based off of one worksheet, for example, you could add all of your questions to it. Just click on different parts of the image to continue adding questions.
19. For example, you could add an Essay after your Multiple Choice question, and ask students to reflect further on why they chose that option.
20. Other questions include: Multiple selection, Show Your Work (great for Math), or True Or False. Remember, all of the question types will become available with Premium accounts.
21. In a Show Your Work question, students can draw, type, or even upload an image into the answer field that shows their process in answering the question.
22. Here's an example of a True or False question.
You can see from the image that it now has 3 different questions relating to this image of headlines (questions 2, 3 + 4). From the student view, they will appear in order like a regular quiz.
23. You can also add questions, or content to your Formative that stand alone. Not everything has to be an "enhancement" of existing content.
For example, you could have students watch a video as part of the Formative. To do this, Click Video.
24. Paste the Youtube, or other video link into the field & Click Update
25. Your video will then appear as part of the Formative.
To add instructions, or a 'title' to a specific question, such as this one, Click the small blue plus sign above the question you want to introduce.
26. You can then Click Text Block to write anything you want above the question
27. For example, you might preface a video by instructing students to watch it, and be prepared to answer questions about it below
28. You can also add a standalone question (so once again, not one that is linked to, or enhancing a specific document).
For example, Click Essay to create a standalone essay question.
29. Here is an example of what a standalone Formative Essay question would look like (not one that is attached to other content)
30. At any time, if you want to re-arrange the order of your questions, Click on the 6 vertical dots, and drag the question to where you'd like it on the Formative
31. At any time, you can also Click the small blue "eye" icon on the top of your screen to preview your Formative from the student view. This is really helpful!
32. Here is what the Preview view of a Formative would look like.
When you're satisfied with your Formative, you can share it with your class (instructions on the next video!)
1. Name your Formative by Clicking Add your title here - this is a good idea, because it will auto-post to Google Classroom. This way your students won't be confused by an untitled Formative.
2. When your Formative is named, Click Assign
3. Click Adjust settings (optional) to see a few added options for assignments
4. A few of these added settings include the ability for students to see, or edit their Formative after submitting; auto-return scores; or return correct answers. All of these features will become available with Premium accounts.
5. Select the class you want to assign your Formative to
6. By Clicking Assign & Post to Google, your Formative will automatically post to your Google Classroom.
You do not have the ability to add instructions, or anything else to the post unless you go into Google Classroom and edit it afterward.
7. By Clicking Assign Only, the Formative will not automatically be posted to Google Classroom. However, students in the assigned class will see it as a Formative to complete when they log into their accounts
8. If it prompts you to log in to your Google account, log in with your Berkeley Carroll email address
9. It will then give you the option to access a link to the Formative as well. Weirdly, Google Classroom appears again as an option to post (but if you're at this view, it should have posted already as an assignment!)
10. Students can alternatively access this Formative (not through Classroom) by logging in at goformative.com (using their BC email addresses). When they've logged in, they will see all of their assigned Formatives.
11. Click OK when your assignment has posted
Note: Teacher Paced mode will automatically disable the options to restrict to individual students, schedule open and close times, and set a time limit. These controls can be restored when Teacher Paced mode is toggled off.
I like grading with Formative because it can auto-grade a variety of answers and I can see all answers for one question at the same time. For written answers, Formative can learn from how you are grading and predict grades on free-response questions. It's also super easy to edit within Formative to switch up a quiz for retakes.
- Emma, Science Teacher