Hi. My name is Dean Vendramin … High School Math Teacher, proud Formative Certified Educator, and passionate about using and understanding Formative Assessment. I have been using Formative for a few years now and my understanding and use of it continues to grow. I love the features that Formative offers and continues to improve upon to make it easily my go to tool for formative assessment data and more. I am also impressed with the ability to embed other tools into Formative to create engaging learning opportunities that promote feedback, student voice and choice, and differentiated learning.
For this Iron Chef edition I used three ingredients:
1) the Enhance a PDF/Document feature (this is one of my main go tos and was able to add multiple choice and a show your work questions)
2) Wakelet – I was looking for something to replace Storify to collate and share monthly school tweets with(http://wke.lt/w/s/rHPqV) but saw that there might be more to this so I choose this as an ingredient the Formative – (Pro Tip from David - While they offer an embed code, you need to remove the script part of it. For example, if you are trying to embed this one I created:
<iframe class="wakeletEmbed" width="100%" height="760" src="https://embed.wakelet.com/wakes/7ad15dd5-7e3e-455a-a078-20ef3a231b88/list" style="border: none" allow="autoplay"></iframe><!-- Please only call https://embed-assets.wakelet.com/wakelet-embed.js once per page --><script src="https://embed-assets.wakelet.com/wakelet-embed.js" charset="UTF-8"></script>
You need to embed it like this:
<iframe class="wakeletEmbed" width="100%" height="760" src="https://embed.wakelet.com/wakes/7ad15dd5-7e3e-455a-a078-20ef3a231b88/list" style="border: none" allow="autoplay"></iframe><!-- Please only call https://embed-assets.wakelet.com/wakelet-embed.js once per page -->
3) Mentimeter – I was looking for something to add a little spice to this dish so I turned to Mentimeter. I have used in class a few times but wanted to explore it a bit more and see what flavour it would add to this Formative. Mentimeter is great for collecting feedback during a presentation and I used the word cloud feature in my Formative. (Pro Tip from Me – their embed code didn’t work when I tried it but when I copied the mentimeter link into iframe generator - https://www.iframe-generator.com/ - the code I got from there worked like a charm)
The result of combining these three ingredients resulted in this concoction: Formative Assessment – Iron Chef Edition https://goformative.com/clone/WCNLMP
Feedback welcome. Are there substitute ingredients that you might use for a different flavour or taste? What is you go to Formative tool, have you found a similar tool like Wakelet to compile different media, and is there something like Mentimeter for the creation of group word clouds and other responses? Thanks for sampling a little Formative food for thought. What’s for dessert?
Dean Vendramin. Educator for over 20 years. Currently Education Leader for Math/Science at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill Catholic High School. Have a passion for all things in education with emphasis on technology integration, assessment, professional development, and 21 Century Education. Posts are articles he has written for the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation monthly newsletter The Bulletin, Saskatchewan Math Teachers' Society The Variable, blog requests from memberships he is a part of, and his own thoughts.