This page contains links to free tools that are useful for assessing world language learning.

Feedback Tools


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Critical Friends Protocol


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GoReactLogo.jpg - Give feedback on video performances

Kaizena.JPG - Amazingly simple, flexible feedback tool. Add documents using a dropbox, provide audio or text-based comments and highlights on the document, set up "frequently used comments," rubrics, etc., and use those to provide feedback.


PBLChecklists.JPG - Tool allows teachers to select key areas and type in criteria in order to generate checklists for evaluating students' PBL products


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showbie@2x.png - Similar to Kaizena, except it allows you to assign work through the tool, as well as collects student so you can add voice, comments, or highlights


Formative Assessment Tools


AnswerGarden.jpg - Type a brief question, share with your social network (or class), answers appear as a tag cloud

formative-wordmark.png - This formative assessment tool allows you to upload different question types (including images, whiteboards, and YouTube videos as prompts), view student work, grade student work, and will soon allow feedback as well.

GoSoapBox.jpg - Allows the teacher to create and moderate quizzes, polls, and discussions that students can take on their cell phones

PearDeck.JPG- Phenomenal tool for formative assessment--allows you to embed assessment right into your PowerPoints--especially effective in BYOD or computer lab environments.

Socrative.jpg - Allows exit tickets, quick questions, space race (with different icons)

Verso_Logo_small1.jpg - Tool that you could use to support collaborative brainstorming, questioning, etc. (requires quick download)


Oral Assessment Tools


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AudiobooLogo.png - Create 3-min. audio files from your browser or mobile, publish, Tweet, etc.

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Adolescents Americans vs. Adolescents Francais - Example in French comparing teenage life in the U.S. and France
Adopt-a-Pet for Spanish 101 - Example in Spanish
Chinese Oral - Example of an oral exam in Chinese
Chinese Picture Description - Example in Chinese of a student describing a photo from a play
Francais 95's fotobabble - Example in beginning French about a visit to an art museum
Japanese City/Town/Village - Description of a Japanese community
Japanese City Park - Description of a Japanese park
Meine familie - Example in beginning German describing family
Monkey King - Example in fluent Chinese of storytelling
Qual é o seu nome? - Example in Portuguese of two people introducing themselves

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All About Me Project (Spanish) Note that students can include their own voices!

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  • Camila y Gozo - Sample conversation between 2 roommates made in Xtranormal (in Spanish)


Polling, Quiz, & Survey Tools


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MentimeterLogo.png - Create your own polls that students answer via text (extremely basic)

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WufooLogo.JPG - Build your own forms and generate reports

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Rubric-making Tools


EssayTagger.png - Tool allows you to create customizable rubrics aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

QuickRubricLogo.png - SUPER easy-to-use tool that generates a very professional rubric
rubistar_logo.gif - Rubric generator with basic categories and descriptions that you can customize

themespark-logo.png - Free rubric maker that is aligned to Common Core State Standards


Self-assessment & Study Tools


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Writing Assessment Tools


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Self-graded quizzes in Google Forms (there are 3 different sets of instructions, pick which one sounds most helpful to you):


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  • La famille - Slideshow that uses possessive adjectives, family vocab., and famous people to create a fictional family in French
  • Fotos del espacio - Slideshow of photos of black holes, supernovas, etc., labeled in Spanish
  • Polar Bear Quiz - Interactive quiz about polar bears and their habitat
  • ¿Vida o sida? - Slideshow about AIDS in Spanish (note, some images may not be suitable for classroom use
  • Y ahora . . . qué? - Slideshow about aging in Spanish

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SimplebookletLogo.png - Very intuitive interface for creating booklets and brochures (similar to Issuu)

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Course Management Tools


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Other Teacher Tools




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