My first experience with a digital formative assessment tool was not with Infuse Learning. Actually, it was with Socrative; and I fell in love! I enjoyed, especially, the Space Race game where I could divide my class into teams and then each team would race their rocket ships across the screen while answering review questions for an upcoming exam. I had fun, and my kids did, too. I experimented with the Quiz feature within Socrative, as well, but soon found that test question options were limited. So, for more summative assessments, like a chapter or unit test, for example, I found another tool and decided to reserve Socrative just for our review games.
Recently, though, I discovered Infuse Learning. Infuse Learning, in its most basic form, is simply another formative assessment tool. However, after playing around with it a little more I realized that Infuse Learning could also be an effective tool for summative assessments. It has many more features and functions than Socrative. For example, as opposed to the 3 question type options Socrative offers in its Quiz Maker (MC, T/F, short answer), Infuse Learning offers 7: Draw Response (though only for quick assessments); multiple choice, open ended text, True/False, Lykert Scale, Sort in Order, and Numeric Response. Additionally, IL allows for image uploads, has audio capability, AND . . . language translation capability!
Learning all this, I was really drawn in and kept exploring. I soon discovered that there are two interactive functions for the teacher: Infuse Draw and Infuse Link. Infuse Draw allows the teacher to have an interactive whiteboard that can be projected to the whole class to view. This feature can be taken a step further in that students can respond to the teacher's whiteboard information through a T/F, MC, Draw, or text type question. The second interactive feature, Infuse Link, allows the teacher to push out a link to a particular website that will then pop up in a new window on the student's device . . .
The capabilities of this tool are amazing and I have not covered all of them. Watch the tutorials below to learn more!