Now that I've started implementing lessons and learning with the iPads 1:1, I have been thinking more in depth about how to seek out assessment more easily from the students. At present, I'm doing my own learning into Google Classroom. All the students now have their own accounts and they will soon be uploading their completed work to this domain. I will also be using my own account to link with theirs, this way I can set content for them and they can submit it easily.
A blog post will be completed very soon for this! Stay tuned.
The other app I'm using at the moment is Socrative. This program has two apps actually, a teacher version and student version. In the teacher version, you can set quizzes on the spot or create them before a lesson. In the student app, they log on to your class number/name and then as soon as the teacher presses 'start quiz' the students will see and respond to questions. It is very cool! Even cooler, because it collates the data and you can email it to yourself, save it in a document format, or screenshot it and keep it on your iPad!
(Above: Socrative Teacher App, 2015)
Another app, which I am yet to try is Plickers, this is apparently fabulous for classrooms with 1-5 iPads available. The teacher prints out response cards. When the teacher needs to ask a formative assessment question, students hold up their card and the teacher 'scans' the room with their iPad. Thanks to a colleague via TeachMeetWA for this great suggestion.