Including assessments on multiple platforms allows educators to personalize the learning for all students and control the content being delivered to the class. All the platforms highlighted here give the educator control of the content and the ability to modify/differentiate the responses for individual student needs. (Sometimes the only modification would be individual class setup for differentiation.) Using the assessment platforms incorporating video content with embedded questions also allows students to watch the information/instruction multiple times to gain mastery.
Edcite allows educators to engage students with interactive digital practice in using interactive questions. Interactive digital question types include drag and drop, graphing, pictograph, histogram, fractions, numeric answer, dot plot, math keypad entry, number line, order list, rearrange text response, select answer, indexing image labels, grouping , match images to text, math symbols and graphs, Venn diagrams with images, order text or image list, classify texts or images, create matching memory games, use image gallery, graphing types, simple quiz games, arithmetic games, match text lists, user video and audio, text selection response, touch or click image, crossword puzzles, tabular select, tabular drag and drop, part a/b questions, and essay format. Educators create class rosters, assessments and monitor results. Questions can be connected to learning standards to follow mastery and connections to lessons.
Edpuzzle - Take already existing videos from many platforms (YouTube, Khan Academy, Crash Course, Vimeo,etc...), or upload your own and add interactive questions and your voice to engage students with the content. Educators can monitor the students time spent watching the videos and the answers to the questions. (iOS app, Chrome app, Andriod app coming soon)
BrainRush - Online quiz platform that allows educators to create four different question styles:1- Flashcards where student match the front to the back, 2- Buckets template where 2 or more labeled buckets where students drag and drop correct answer, 3- Sequences template where student place items in the correct sequence or order and 4- Hotspots template where a graphic or picture is used and the participant must identify by clicks and typed entry the area on the graphic, map, photo, etc. Students can be entered by the teacher so that they do not need an email address to be enrolled in the class list. There is also a community library where teachers share assessments. Coming soon is a way to connect standards to the assessments.
Nearpod turns PowerPoint, Google Slides and PDF's into interactive presentations that can be viewed on student iPads, Chromebooks and/or a projector. Students can go through the presentations at their pace or the educator can control the pace of the slide and embedded questions. Nearpod also has many free (and for purchase), presentations that have been created that are aligned to standards (K-12 grade) in all subject areas. (Always review the content to ensure alignment.) There are many discount and "flash" sales through the year....and several "free weekends" to grab downloads even if you don't have plans for the content right now!
Zaption - *****UPDATE**** As of 08/01/2016 Zaption will no longer be available. The platform has been purchased and will be discontinued.
PlayPosit - Formerly EduCannon - Create videos with embedded questions and comments that you can share with your students on a website via a URL or within your schools LMS. (Moodle, Schoology, Edmodo, Google Classroom, Canvus, Haiku, PowerSchool and many more). Educators can monitor the students viewing and answers. There is a premium account option, but all of the basic needs are met in the free account.