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Two applications to "circulate" in the virtual work of students and provide feedback

In distance education, it is difficult to observe students in real time when they are doing homework. The Classkick and Formative resources represent an interesting option for promoting remote feedback.

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In distance education, it is difficult for teachers to observe students in real time as they complete exercises individually at home. Personalized and immediate feedback thus becomes a challenge. Classkick and Formative apps are a great option, here's why.

Ideally, both tools, available in free or paid version, are used with devices that have touch screens. They allow you to integrate already existing activities (in the form of PDF or images) and complete them with a stylus. New activities can also be created directly in the two platforms with similar functionalities. In a very simplified way, let's say that the two digital tools allow teachers to "circulate" virtually in the classroom and to see in real time the progress of the pupils when they carry out individual assignments. 

With these tools, the teacher can follow each student live and give them instant feedback (by writing directly on their copy or giving them a virtual sticker with a comment). This makes it possible to see if (and how) the pupils are at work in the proposed tasks.

Classkick and Formative are also useful for holding exams remotely as the teacher can also see student progress during an assessment. Once the student submits their copy, they can no longer modify it. In Formative, an option can be activated to allow the student to immediately receive feedback of the correct answers that were expected, which can be reassuring for many. 

On a personal note, since the beginning of distance education, I have often heard my daughter speak about Classkick and Formative, used by some of her teachers. After attending a live session, I quickly saw their potential for instant, personalized feedback. From my daughter's comments, “seeing” the teacher appearing in her copy and giving a comment is very empowering and empowering!

Want to learn more about Classkick? Carrefour education offers you a description of the application, educational avenues as well as tutorials.

It is also possible to review the presentation in formula CréaCamp Discovery of the two tools offered by teacher Sylvain Duclos in November 2020.

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About the Author

Martine Rioux
Martine Rioux
After studying public communication, Martine worked as a journalist for various publications, before pursuing her career as an interactive communications consultant at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization she took over as general manager before making the jump. as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Digital Government Transformation. Today she is the online Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Manager at l'École branchée. Her dream: that everyone has access to technology and can use it as a tool for learning and opening up to the world.

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