- if it captures student interest
- if it is done simply and systematically
- if results are easy to understand
- and if follow up learning activities are targeted
Add to that, her love of data, combined with a dedication to the success of every student, and the outcome is a fun, yet useful system of formative assessment that has become fondly known around campus as Pierre.
Capturing Student Interest
They love Pierre and Paulette so much that a mystery student has dressed Paulette for the Sock Hop this Friday and Pierre for Halloween.
Simple and Systematic
The students are required to show their work on the Nearpod slide, when applicable, and on a separate sheet of paper.
The Nearpods consist of about 12-15 slides and have the same format each time. A story about Pierre's problem, and some quiz type questions covering math skills, aimed at helping Pierre solve the mystery.
Easy to Understand Results
Nearpod generates and emails reports of the session with overall progress percentages and item percentages.
The reports are shared with the teacher, by the RTI specialists, and specific areas are highlighted that individual students need to work in during follow up FIT time or math time.
Targeted Follow Up Learning Activites
activities complete the cycle.
A combination of Thinglink, Notability and eBackpack make this step meaningful and useful.
See the slide show below the video for examples of this.