Monday, September 22, 2014

Edmodo Part 6: Snapshot

This post is the next in a series of posts to help schools and teachers that I work with get started with Edmodo.

If you want a quick and easy way to assess your students progress on the CCSS, Edmodo's new Snapshot tool is for you. Snapshot is a new micro-assessment tool that allows you to quickly create short, CCSS targeted formative assessment quizzes. Snapshots can be assigned to large or small groups, are automatically graded, and can target any of the CCSS in grades 3-12.

This 4 minute video gives you a good overview of Snapshot.

Create a Snapshot

Creating a Snapshot is super easy. You can create one by clicking on the Snapshot tab in the main message area or by clicking on the Snapshot icon on the far right of your screen.
  1. Select a student group.
  2. Choose the subject.
  3. Choose the grade level.
  4. Select the standards you want and it will add 4 questions per standard.
  5. Name your Snapshot, add a due date, and create a time limit. Add a note if desired. For example at the beginning of a unit you might add "I know we haven't covered this material, but I want to find out what you know."
  6. Click Student Preview to see examples of questions students will be asked. When you are satisfied click Assign Now or Plan Later.
Snapshots appear just like any other assessment in the student's post stream when they log in.


Snapshots can be created and scheduled for a future date. When you launch Snapshot and click on the Schedule tab you'll see all of the Snapshots you've created.
Source: Edmodo


Viewing student results is just as easy as creating the Snapshot. After you launch Snapshot click the Reports tab. There are 3 types of reports showing you how many students have taken the Snapshot and how the group did overall, individual student results, and how students performed on each standard.

From these reports you can quickly see which students still need help on certain standards. Edmodo even links to other online resources that might help you teach those standards.

You can find more detailed instructions on Snapshot in the Edmodo help files.

Are you ready to try out Edmodo Snapshots? Download the Edmodo Snapshots Technology Integration Challenge and see what you can do!

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