GoFormative full tutorial for teachers

GoFormative is an educational platform that allows teachers to create a variety of assignments that students can interact with in real time and on a variety of devices. Teachers can view student responses in real-time and provide timely feedback.

GoFomative is an ideal tool for formative assessment and somewhat summative assessment. The difference between the two types of assessments according to Carnegie Mellon University, That is a formative assessment Assessment of learning It means Monitor Students are learning The purpose is to provide timely feedback to students and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the students who are learning. An example of a structural assessment is a comprehension test question at the end of a lesson.

On the other hand there is a summary assessment Assessment for learning And tries “Evaluate student learning By comparing it to some standard or benchmark at the end of the instructional unit. Examples of equation assessments include mid-term examinations, deadline papers, etc. To learn more about the difference between summary and formative assessment, check out this post I shared in a previous post at educatorstechnology.com.

GoFormative provides you with all the tools you need to create your digital assignment. First, start by creating your class on the site and ask students to join it. You can then create a variety of formats to share with your students. This includes homework assignments, exit slips, quizzes, worksheets, tests / examinations, reviews and more. Your assignment may include a variety of content: numerous quiz types, videos, images, graphing, etc. You can upload your own content, such as PDFs and Docs, or use the site’s library to find pre-designed formats for your students to use. .

GoFormative allows you to view student responses in real time, allowing you to provide timely feedback and prompt therapeutic action. Additionally, you can use the site’s tracker feature to get detailed information about your students’ performance. You can export these insights to share with parents and school administrators.

The purpose of today’s post is to introduce you to the various features provided by GoFormative and to share with you links to useful video tutorials where you can learn everything you need to know about Formative.

GoFormative: A step-by-step tutorial for teachers

1- Create classes on Formative

To create a class on Formative you need to log in to your teacher account (see This video (Learn how to create an account and log in) and click on Classes from the Formative Dashboard (see This video And This video To familiarize yourself with the formative dashboard). You have the option of creating a new class, editing an existing class and / or archiving your class. You can also choose to sync your classes from Google Classroom, Clever and Microsoft Teams. Other options offered there include class cloning, locking (premium feature) and co-tutoring (premium feature).
Go-Formative-Create a new class

To create a new class, click ‘+ New Class’. Name your class, choose a color and use an icon or type a two-letter abbreviation. Next select the grade and subject and click on Create.

See This video To learn more about how to set up classes in Formative.

2- Add students to your class

Once you have created your class, a code is created to share with your students. To join your class, students use it at app.formative.com/join. Or you can manually enter or paste student information from CSV (first name, last name, username, email and password).

See This video To learn more about how to add students to your classroom.

3- Add content to your format

Click ‘+ New Formative’ on the Formative Dashboard to start adding content to your Formative. You can add a variety of digital content to your format, such as videos, images, various query types, embed or your own uploads. You can also add content from the formative library. Some content types are only available to premium users which include: audio, audio response, file response, blank fill, graph, matching table grid, numeric, sequence, inline selection, hot text and video response.

See This video To learn more about how to create formatives.

3.1 Types of questions


GoFormative question type

There are several question types to choose from: free response, multiple choice, short answer, show your work and true or false. You can do this when you create your assignment Set your own point value. ‘This allows you to weigh some questions more than others when considering overall scores.’

See This video To learn more about how to add questions and content types

3.2 Add standards

You can also use the ‘set of standards’ to select one or more standards to link to your query. This allows you to track student growth, as they strive for each standard over time. “You can also add. Block the image or math for your question by clicking the + sign in the question box. Features like use Rubric and show off your work are only available to premium members.

3.3 Add Content from the Formative Library


GoFormative Library

The Formative Library contains pre-designed content that you can easily add to your Formative. Use the search functionality to find the content that interests you, then click the ‘+’ sign next to it to copy it to your account.

3.4 Tag your format

You can adjust your format by adding tags to them. Click on the triple dot menu in the top right corner to select the format and select ‘Set Formative Type’. Choose from the options there. There are several formats to choose from: Assignment, Benchmark, Exit Slip. Homework, independent practice, labs, playlists, pre-assessment and more

3.5 Assign a formative to your class

Now your formative is ready, go ahead and click on the ‘Assign’ button from the formative and select one class or multiple classes. Click the ‘Adjust Settings’ button to customize your assignment settings. When done, click on Assign.

Watch this video to learn more about:

GoFormative Rubrics
(Image Credit: Formative)

4. Self-grading

Auto-grading in the formative is a great feature but it is only available for a select few question types: classification, free response, match, multiple choice, multiple choice, result, short answer and true or false.

Watch the following video to learn:

5. See student responses

One of the best features of Formative is its ability to see student responses as it allows you to intervene at the right time with the necessary feedback while it is happening. Click on the ‘View Responses’ button in the Formative Dashboard to access this feature. There is also the option to share student responses with others. You can click the Show / Hide Names button to show / hide the names of the students. In addition, you will have two viewing options for specific types of queries: list view and grid view.

Watch the following video to learn:

6. Tracking student data

Tracker provides you with all the insights you need to develop a fine understanding of student performance. In the Formative Dashboard, click Tracker. There you can see the scores by format or standard. You can also filter data by class, date, grade and subject. You also have the ability to export the generated data to show to parents or school administrators.

Watch the following video to learn:

Although many of the features listed above are provided free of charge, I believe that the real strength of the formative lies in the premium features. Some of these features include:

  • Convert pdfs / docs to digital format
  • Anti-fraud tools for finding copied answers
  • Assign individual students
  • Create and save soundbites for students to listen to
  • Randomize the order of student responses in your live results feed
  • Batch scoring and feedback
  • Set the default point value
  • Emoji in student feedback
  • Premium Avatar
  • Print formative
  • Images in the answer choices
  • Make the question sequence random
  • Unlimited formative data export.
See for more resources (e.g. video tutorials, webinars, syllabi, etc.) on how to use formatives in your teaching. Resources Department

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