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No More Marking – io3

MODERN Tool Rating: 4.5/5
Category: Quizzing, Polling and Assessment Tool

Website: www.nomoremarking.com
Price: Cost involved, prices begin at £35

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No More Marking is a comparative judgement tool that produces an evaluation by consulting experts. These experts will evaluate the work and mark it independently. Once they have judged it, the tool will create a final metric by using their decisions.

3 Reasons to use No More Marking in the Classroom:

  • Speed. You can save around 75% of the time it takes to mark.
  • Reliability. Scripts are shared amongst judges, with each script compared by many judges. A judge cannot be generous or severe. You can measure the consistency of each judge.
  • Meaning. You do not have to define in advance what good looks like.

Here’s how No More Marking works:

  • NMM helps you assess open-ended work.
  • Set a task on paper, scan the scripts as pdfs, and upload them.
  • After uploading the scans, you add the email address of your judges.
  • You set a question for your judges, such as ‘The better piece of writing?’
  • Your email your judges links to judge the work.
  • Your judges decide, for a series of pairs, which of each pair is better according to your question.
  • After a number of judgements NMM creates a scale of best to worst according to your question.
2. Read

Interested in finding out more about No More Marking and how you can use it your class or lecture room? We have completed a pedagogic assessment of this tool which details its strengths and weaknesses based on its potential for innovative teaching strategies.

3. Learn From Others

We collected and created some exemplar videos which include tutorials, case studies of educators using this tool and more. Click to watch and learn.

4. Get Started with No More Marking

You can get started for free with our 5 minute guide: http://knowledge.nomoremarking.com/getting-started

The simplest way to use nomoremarking.com is to judge pdfs that you have already gathered. This guide shows you how to set up a task and get judging.

There are 6 steps:

  1. Create a new task
  2. Adjust the settings
  3. Upload your pdfs
  4. Add judges
  5. Look at your results
  6. Download your data

Step 1: Create a new task

Step 2: Adjust the settings

Give the task a name, set a question for your judges and press Save.

Step 3: Upload your pdfs

Click on Scans then Response Uploads.
Click on the Choose Files button to choose your scanned images. The scans must be in pdf format.

If the upload is successful you will see this message:

We now convert your pdfs to images.
Once complete you will see candidates appear on the Candidate screen with a blue link to each one:

Step 4: Add Judges

Click on Judges then Sign-up Link.
You will see the link you can email to sign up judges.

When a judge clicks on the link they will be asked to enter their details:

 

Once they click Submit they will be taken directly to the judging screen:

Step 5: Look at your results

Click on Settings, then General.
Click on Refresh in the Information panel to view the reliability of your task and update your Candidate scores.

Click on Candidates then View Candidates to get a quick overview of your scores. You can order Candidates by Score to see the best to the worst. Click on the filename link to see the Candidate response.

 

Step 6: Download your results
Click on Settings then Download. You can download the Candidates, Judges or Decisions files.

We now convert your pdfs to images.
Once complete you will see candidates appear on the Candidate screen with a blue link to each one:

5. Action – take the No More Marking Demo

Now that you know all about No More Marking, it’s time to try it for yourself

Kahoot – io3

MODERN Tool Rating: 4.5/5
Category: Quizzing, Polling and Assessment Tool

Website: www.getkahoot.com
Price: Free

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Kahoot! is a free game-based classroom response system which offers educators an engaging way to test the learning and knowledge of their students/learners.

3 Reasons to use Kahoot! in the Classroom:

  • Kahoot! makes learning interactive and fun . . . and encourages engagement even from Adults!
  • Kahoot! can be adapted to a wide variety of subjects and languages.
  • Teacher and trainers the world over recommend Kahoot! not only for its pedagogic potential but also because it is very simple to set up and navigate the teacher’s side meaning that they are much more likely to use it on a daily/weekly basis

Here are just a few of the possibilities with Kahoot!:

  • Tap into learners competitive natures, they can play against each other, in teams or against their own past scores
  • Assess understanding. It works great for assessing where learners might be missing a concept or content.
  • Zero in on the needs of individuals. You can get detailed reports of which learner missed which questions
  • Pre-assessment to gauge the level of knowledge on a topic in the room
  • Post-exercise to gauge the understanding of new concepts
  • Peer to peer learning – get learners to create Kahoots for their class mates and explain their questions/answers
2. Read

Interested in finding out more about Kahoot and how you can use it your class or lecture room? We have completed a pedagogic assessment of this tool which details its strengths and weaknesses based on its potential for innovative teaching strategies.

3. Learn From Others

We collected and created some exemplar videos which include tutorials, case studies of educators using this tool and more. Click to watch and learn.

Using Kahoot with Adult Learners

Using Kahoot to teach Linguistics

Using Kahoot to teach linguistics 2

Kahoot! Masterclass

Kahoot! demo for teachers

How to use Kahoot! to teach new topics Blind Kahoot! ing

Kahoot! Testimonials by Teachers Part 3

Blind Kahoot Template WT

Kahoot as a Discussion Starter

How to Create Kahoot Games

5 Minute Guide to Kahoot

Kahoot! Lesson

Kahoot! Tutorial and Classroom Review

4. Get Started with Kahoot

How to get started: “Go to getkahoot.com and create a free account. You can search the public quiz games or create one of your own. After you’ve created an account, launch a game and then have students input the unique pin at kahoot.it.

Step 1:  Create your first Kahoot!

  • Log in to create.kahoot.it and click Quiz, Discussion or Survey

Step 2. Add a description, tags and cover image

Adding a good description helps you define learning objectives for the game and keep it focused. Using descriptive #tags will ensure other people can find it easily. A great cover image helps the kahoot stand out and attract more players

Step 3. Create the learning game by adding questions, answers and imagery

  • Follow the instructions on-screen to add questions, answers, images and video clips. You can also fine-tune the kahoot using different timer and points settings or setting multiple correct answers
5. Action –be inspired and use Kahoot! for much more than formative assessment and reviews

Now that you know all about Kahoot – here are some more advanced ways you can use it in your class or lecture room.

Introduce a new concept or topic

Rather than doing a quick assessment, many Kahooters throw away PowerPoint and play a game to introduce new information at the start of a topic – often spending a whole lesson Kahooting. A game would typically consist of around 5 questions, each one building up a narrative around a specific concept or topic with explanatory photography, video or diagram embedded. After each question, discuss the why? – you will likely spend 10 minutes debating each one!

Kahoot! calls this approach Blind Kahooting

Reinforce knowledge

We often hear our community say “My students begged for more!”. By turning on the ‘Randomise order of questions?’ and ‘Randomise order of answers in questions?’ options on the orange launch screen at the start of a game, you can reinforce learning by playing the same Kahoot multiple times! This ensures the focus is on the right/wrong answers rather than remembering the placement of the correct one(s).

If you’ve previously introduced a new topic with a Kahoot, why not play the same game again to reinforce knowledge?

Challenge learners to make their own Kahoots

Kahoot! is avidly promotes a pedagogy they call ‘Learners to Leaders’ pedagogy which encouraged students to make their own Kahoots to challenge the class or play against one another outside of school. They suggest that the teacher/tutor you gets things started by initiating deep research and critical thinking on the subjects that inspire them the most! This allows you to play their game, and watch them become leaders as they discuss topics most important to them.

Digital Assess – io3

MODERN Tool Rating: 4.5/5
Category: Quizzing, Polling and Assessment Tool

Website: www.digitalassess.com
Price: Cost on enquiry

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Digital Assess provides a variety of tools to assess the collective work of students as well as providing a platform for students the opportunity to self-assess and review the work of others.

It is a multiplatform tool that is aimed at implementation on an institutional level, rather than by individual teachers or students. It has been adopted by many, mainly British, higher education and vocational training institutions.

2 Reasons to use Digital Assess:

  • Digital Assess is a very innovative tool which allows for Adaptive comparative judgment. Digital Assess automates the comparative judgement process whereby pairs of student assignments are presented to a judge who studies and chooses a better one. These judgements are recorded and subsequent pairs of assignments are presented to the judge adaptively (hence the term adaptive comparative judgement or ACJ) based on quality scores rather than randomly. This ensures that papers of similar scores/quality in previous rounds of comparisons are matched and presented to judges together.
  • It can also be used for peer assessment. Learners can assess each other’s’ work on screen – great for co-learning, attainment, and analytical skills

Here are just a few of the possibilities with Digital Assess:

  • Capture evidence of milestones using in-built digital features or learners’ own mobile devices.
  • Learners, teachers and assessment bodies can annotate and input feedback directly into content in any digital media, demonstrating where learning goals have been met.
  • Allows for Our revolutionary tool for automatic ranking and grading of work with remarkable accuracy and consistency.
  • An assessment workflow for centres and accreditation bodies based on a secure digital portfolio that lets you mark, verify and moderate with ease.
2. Read

Interested in finding out more about Digital Assess and how you can use it your class or lecture room? We have completed a pedagogic assessment of this tool which details its strengths and weaknesses based on its potential for innovative teaching strategies.

3. Learn From Others

We collected and created some explainer videos which include tutorials, case studies of educators using this tool and more. Click to watch and learn.

Digital Assess Intro Video

Digital Assess Capture Function

Digital Assess Collaborate

Digital Assess Annotate

4. Get Started with Digital Assess

How to get started: “Go to http://digitalassess.com/enquiry and fill in the enquiry form

5. Action –be inspired by these HEI and VET case studies

Now that you know all about Digital Assess – here are some more case studies to help you figure out how it could be used in your organisation.

University of Limerick in Ireland was named University of the Year 2015 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide. Digital Assess was tasked with helping tutors improve trainee teachers’ ability to assess soft skills and thus improve their teaching skills, which ultimately led to improving feedback mechanisms and enhanced critical thinking skills. Here’s how we helped this forward-thinking University to reach its goals with our user-friendly technology, with some illuminating results. Find out more: http://digitalassess.com/university-of-limerick-deploys-pioneering-technology-to-develop-critical-skills-among-trainee-teachers/

The University of Edinburgh is one of the UK’s top universities. But student satisfaction, as reflected in the annual National Student Survey, was not as high as the university would have liked . In response, the University embarked on an award-winning programme to improve students’ experience which included working with us to introducing a more reliable, streamlined and student inclusive digital assessment and feedback process. Find out how Digital Assess helped to boost satisfaction scores while also improving engagement and attainment: http://digitalassess.com/university-of-edinburgh-closes-gap-between-national-achievement-and-student-satisfaction-ratings/