Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Simple assessment with Trello

A while back I introduced Trello, a simplistic task management app that was able to double up as a simple classroom tool (click here for the blog post on Trello in the Classroom). The thing that I really like about Trello is just how simple it is - boards, lists and cards - that's all there is to it. However, that means that it can be adapted very easily to suit any type of task. So, like many of the other classroom tools we have demonstrated to teachers, I have been shown additional ways that it can be used.

The image below shows an example of an assessment task, with the lists along the top representing a scale of ability i.e. if the children were solving problems involving patterns then the children could move their card to where they aim to achieve.
The Deep - draw the table
KC Stadium - neatly
Humber Bridge - answer the problem in a full sentence

Credit: M Boswell, Wold Primary School

It could then be revisited after to assess the completed work. The board could then be reset and reused for the next lesson with a new set of aims. If you have an interactive whiteboard you could leave the Trello board open and have the children move their cards themselves throughout the lesson, as they realise they are able achieve more of the task.

Simple. Easy. Effective.

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