TurningPoint/Responseware Web tool for informal assessment
Used as a regular tool for informal assessment in my lesson plan is the TurningPoint software (installs on your PC) and Repose Ware (App for students phone). I stumbled across this on PD day at BCIT and use it on a regular basis. If your students are always on their cell phones this is a very creative way to use their phones for informal assessment from a power point presentation. My students also like it because their responses are anonymous. Feedback is great from the learners, works with all types of smart phones. ResponseWare allows the user to respond to multiple styles of questions, such as: multiple-choice, alphanumeric, multiple response and even essay questions. The diversity of response types increases communication options and allows users to easily submit questions electronically during an interactive polling session to the presenter. ResponseWare also displays the question and answer choices on the device while polling and is compatible with TurningPoint assessment software. Turns a participant's web-enabled mobile device into a virtual ResponseCard. ResponseWare allows students and participants to respond using a Wi-Fi or data connection.