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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Easy Assessment

The pattern continues with super simple ways to assess students and do quick surveys. I wrote just a little while ago about a few tools to informally assess students or survey them for their opinions and today I discovered two more tools that keep the theme alive. Yarp is as easy as it gets. Enter the question you want to ask, then the answer, the you get to see the survey or question. Send out the link and you're good to go. Yarp is slang for "yes", in case you were wondering.

Here is a write-up from FreeTech4Teachers:

Yarp allows you to create a simple one question survey or a simple event invitation. To create a Yarp survey select "survey" on the homepage, type a question, then select your answer format. All answer formats present only two options along the lines of "true or false" or "yes or no." Each Yarp survey is assigned its own unique URL for you to distribute to the people that you want to complete your survey. Yarp invitations use the same format styles as Yarp surveys.
The second one is called Flisti and it's equally as easy to use. Same idea. Enter the question, enter the answer, press Create New Poll, and you're good to go. Again, from FreeTech4Teachers:

Flisti is a free and easy-to-use polling tool. Registration is not required in order to create a poll with Flisti. In fact, registering doesn't seem to be an option at all. To create a poll using Flisti just enter your question, specify some answer choices, then click "create new poll." Your poll(s) can be embedded into your blog, website, or wiki.
If you're conducting informal assessment or a staff meeting and need to get some quick data give one of these a go.

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