While completing my Edmodo Certified Training Course, I was fortunate to have early access to their newest tool Snapshot. This Edmodo ‘add on’ has immediate application to the classroom with focused questions linked to Common Core State Standards. I teach computers and have periods designed to help students prepare for the upcoming PARCC assessments and this year’s upcoming state assessment. In essence, Snapshot provides a formative snapshot of where a student is prior to high stakes testing.
Snapshot allows you to identify and target specific standards for your students to focus on. It is a great way to supplement standards that you are already exploring in class. When using Snapshot, you select the standard and your student will receive four questions per standard. Take note that not every student gets the same exact questions and you can give the standard as often as you want or to mastery.
After students take Snapshot, teachers can view how the students interpreted and solved the questions completed. Teachers can sort by standards, students, or focus. The summary is color coded, so you can quickly see how students progress over time. Snapshot will remind you if your students have mastered specific skills or need additional practice. This allows you to tailor your day to day instruction based on the on-going formative assessment snapshot provided by Snapshot.
The best feature to an already effective web tool: it’s free!