Assessment – using online tools to make it happen

Presented by: Mary Jo Bell & Ciara Brennan

In this hand-on session, we will introduce you to Padlet, Kahoot and Socrative for use in assessment of pupils. This workshop is ideal for those looking to use free online resources to assess their students in innovative and creative ways. Participants will be shown how to make and display quizzes and tests for use, with a chance to create resources on these sites during the session. These tools can afford you an amazing opportunity to assess your students in a new, exciting way. You can learn where they are falling down – and alter your teaching plans accordingly. If you feel jaded by handwritten records and Friday tests, it’s time to make a change and start using tools that do all that work for you.


Presenter Biography:

Mary Jo Bell (@7MJB) teaches Senior Infants in St. Anne’s School, Shankill (@MrsBellsClass). She is a PDST Technology in Education tutor and co-designed the course “Using ICT for Literacy and Numeracy in Junior Classes”. Mary Jo has hosted workshops at the ICT in Education Conference, the CESI Conference and at The First Education Congress in Poland.

Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher) teaches in @StPetersBray and also lectures in Marino Institute of Education. She is a tutor for PDST Technology in Education and is the Irish Community lead for Class Dojo. Ciara coordinates and co-runs the Teachmeet Ireland events. Ciara is also a regular contributor at national CESI events and the ICT in Education Conference.