"Formative gives me the tool to start looking at those foundational errors, and fixing them at the time the students are first learning a concept and making those errors. As a teacher, I can finally see the ball being hit!"
“I use the insight into their thinking to help plan for the next day's instruction. I feel so much more confident that students are getting exactly what they need each and every day when using Formative.”
“I use Formative to help students grasp complex Social Studies concepts in our textbook. For example, we are currently studying the Southwest. To understand some larger words (aerospace, observatory, xeriscaping), I used YouTube videos and design websites to allow students to interact with what these words mean. It's even more amazing that I can watch their results in real time!”
“My kids love Formative!! I have used it in so many ways...one of my favorite ways is I put a short YouTube video with a few questions, my students watch the video, answer the questions and then we discuss the topic.”
“Regardless of the activity or assessment, I have use the feedback features in Formative to provide timely, relevant and personalized feedback for my students. This feedback has really help my students accomplish the goals I have set for them in my class. Thank you for creating such an amazing tool for educators and students!”
“I use it to track students as they work. When I see common mistakes, I can stop the class and reteach a concept really quickly or I can intervene one on one with students as necessary. I have noticed an improvement in final score and a really healthy rate of engagement, since using Formative...(it also makes grading assignments a breeze).”
“I have used Formative to assess in my science class, as well as my writing class. Giving my students real-time feedback has proven itself to be incredibly valuable. I love seeing their "lightbulb" moments as they are refreshed on content that we are reviewing, or as they remember valuable concepts.”
“I use Formative on a (nearly) daily basis. I use it to diagnose the specific needs of my students so that I can quickly intervene to clear up misconceptions and prevent confusion. This tool is AMAZING and I've shared it with my colleagues who, in turn, also love the capabilities and possibilities this tool offers!”
"I scan in worksheets that I would normally hand out and am able to see student responses live. Watching them submit their responses is like seeing into their thinking process. As they respond, I can give instant feedback so they can modify their answer and deepen their understanding of the content. I can also clarify directions independently for those who need it.”
“I use Formative to provide immediate feedback as students are writing their answers. This allows students to make revisions in real-time. I also use the colored grading scale to help students to see how close they are to meeting the goal for each answer. This color system is much more meaningful to my students than numerical grades."
“Formative has replaced paper journals in my class; students journal at Formative, so I can give each student immediate feedback on what they share--and nobody loses their journals anymore. Several students are sharing more in their journals than they ever have before! Today we'll be "voting" in the primary election using a ballot I made with Formative, so we'll get live results.“
“Using Formative has allowed me to check for understanding in a variety of ways. In addition, I like that I can view their thought process in action. I can jump in if I see a major misunderstanding or frustration. I can also see if I need to add a challenge in for someone. The more I use it the more I want to use it.”
“I've used Formative in many ways, including flipped lessons, assessments, bell ringers, and exit slips to help me get and give immediate feedback. The students love it, and I can't believe how fast and easy it is!”
“We all love using Formative! We use it for pre-assessments, exit tickets, differentiated work, and homework. I love the various question options and ability to add videos, photos of student work, websites and more! It's amazing!”
“I love the flexibility and the variety in ways to present information or do quick checks on my kids. It allows them to work individually but also for me to be able to monitor their progress. The first time I used Formative, my kids loved it! They said it was so cool!”