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Checking for Understanding Tools

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Gnowledge is a free-to-use education platform where everyone can create, publish, share and take tests, exercises and assignments.

  • You can create your own test paper on that your students can take. These test papers last forever, so you can use it for your classes in the future too!

  • Gnowledge marks and records test papers automatically so that you can focus on teaching your students.

  • If you're pressed for time and need some material, why not browse through all of the available tests and find something that you can use for your students? Tests published on Gnowledge are free for anyone to access, so you can find a test paper that you can assign to your students.


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Obsurvey gives you all the standard survey features like:

  • branching
  • mandatory questions
  • filtering reports (instantly!)
  • sharing live reports
  • exporting pdf and csv
  • downloading charts as images

100% Free - no limitations. Unlimited surveys, responses, questions and pages, no ads and no cost.  For a more complete list of features see their features page

Poll Everywhere

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Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere.


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QuizStar is a FREE Quiz-making Tool! Use QuizStar to create online quizzes for your students, disseminate quizzes to students, automatically grade quizzes and view the quiz results online. 


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Want to make exemplary rubrics in a short amount of time? TryRubiStar out! Registered users can save and edit rubrics online. You can access them from home, school, or on the road. Registration and use of this tool is free



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SoapBox is a controlled digital space, designed to improve student engagement by breaking down the barriers students face when deciding whether or not to participate in class, and gives teachers a concrete assessment of student comprehension, in real time.


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Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

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StudyBlue. Learn from others. Teach yourself. Study millions of student-authored online flashcards, quizzes, and study guides, or create your own. For free.


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Survs lets you create online surveys by collaborating with others in multi-user accounts. You can collect responses and analyze the results with others in real time.

Text the Mob

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Text the Mob is the easiest and most entertaining way to collect feedback from your audience; Project polls or message boards on a large screen, have everyone send their input via their cell phones and see results instantly!