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Student Response and Assessment Tools

Lesson Idea Name: Let’s Locate!

Content Area: Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 3rd Grade
Content Standard Addressed:
SS3G1 Locate major topographical features on a physical map of the United States.
a. Locate major rivers of the United States of America: Mississippi, Ohio, Rio Grande,
Colorado, Hudson, and St. Lawrence.
b. Locate major mountain ranges of the United States of America: Appalachian, Rocky.

Technology Standard Addressed:

3. Knowledge Constructor

Selected Technology Tool:

☒ Socrative ☐ iRespond ☐ Quizlet ☐ Plickers ☐ Kahoot! ☐ Office365 Forms
☐ Other:
URL(s) to support the lesson (if applicable):

Technology that student will use to respond to questions/prompts:

☒ Computer ☐ Hand-held student response system (like iRespond) ☐ Phone ☒ Tablet (such as iPad)
☐ Other wireless device (such as iPod Touch)
Type of session:
☐ Teacher-Paced ☒ Student-Paced
Bloom’s Taxonomy Level(s):
☐ Remembering ☐ Understanding ☒ Applying ☐ Analyzing ☐ Evaluating ☐ Creating

Universal Design for Learning (UDL):

Universal Design for Learning can be addressed while using Socrative since there are multiple ways to
design a question so students can answer in ways they feel comfortable with. Socrative provides multiple
choice, true/false, and short answer responses. Pictures can also be added to the questions to help English
Language or visual Learners. Socrative also allows the teacher to align the quiz with the proper standard so
students can see what material will be on the quiz or activate their prior knowledge.
Describe the instructional activities that will occur PRIOR to the SRT activity and how you will introduce
the SRT activity.
I would use my SRT activity both as a formative and summative assessment for this lesson. Students can
take this quiz before the unit begins so I can see what they know about rivers/mountains and their locations.
Students will be given maps and as each river and mountain is discussed in class, students will color code and
label their own maps so they know the exact locations of each major river and mountain range in the United
States. If possible, a field trip could be planned to take students to the base of the Appalachian Trail in
Georgia, so they can see where one mountain range begins. At the end of the unit, the students will take the
same quiz that was given to them at the beginning to see if there was any improvement in their knowledge
regarding this topic.
Describe the purpose of the SRT activity (check all that apply):
☒ Assess prior knowledge ☐ Anticipatory set (Create interest in a topic) ☐ To illuminate common
misconceptions ☒ Formative assessment of content knowledge (for purpose of differentiation and
mastery for ALL students) ☒ Summative assessment of content knowledge ☐ Test preparation
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Student Response and Assessment Tools
☐ Survey/Poll ☐ Discussion starter ☐ “Homework” collection ☐ Other (please explain):

Briefly describe what will happen DURING the SRT activity:

Students will need to work quietly on their technology in order to answer all of the questions provided on
the quiz. This activity should take 15-25 minutes (depending on how much time the students need).
Type of questions/prompts used in this activity (check all that apply):
☒ Multiple choice ☐ Multiple select ☐ True/False ☐ Yes/No
☐ Short open-ended response or fill in the blank ☐ Longer open-ended response

Right/Wrong answers: Will there be right/wrong answers to these questions?

☒ Yes ☐ No
☐ Mixed (Some will have correct answers, others will not.)
Immediate corrective feedback: Will you pre-select correct answers to some of all of the questions and
display correct response to the class after the SRT activity?
☐ Yes
☒ No
Why or why not?
This activity is designed for assessment purposes. As the teacher, I would like to see where the students
start out and then build on their knowledge throughout the unit rather than give them the answers when
they take the formative assessment.
Describe what will happen AFTER the SRT activity?
After the first formative assessment, it will be an introduction to the lesson. Students will be given their
maps and the first river or mountain range will be discussed. After the summative assessment, students will
be given feedback and if certain topics need to be addressed, then re-teaching of that certain
river/mountain/location can occur.
How will the data be used?
The data being collected is if students know the locations of the major rivers and mountain ranges in the
United States. As a formative assessment, this will be used to create more activities and construct the
remainder of the unit to suit the needs of the students. When this activity is used as a summative assessment,
it will be taken for a grade to ensure the students understand the content that was being taught in the unit.
This data can be used to differentiate instruction because if a majority of the students know where something
is located, a smaller amount of instruction time can be used on that particular topic and more time can be
used on something the students are having a harder time grasping.
Describe your personal learning goal for this activity.
Personally, I am trying to get the students more familiar with technology and how they can use is as a study
tool for their future. Students can create and test themselves, or others, when using Student Response Tools.
These can also be beneficial to show a teacher because it shows what the students need to work on, and
what they fully comprehend.
Reflective Practice:
I hope that designing this lesson would allow my students to feel more comfortable with testing in general.
There are options for designing different questions types while using Socrative that allows students to use
their knowledge in different ways.
Extension of this learning can be used is other subject areas like Science. Students can learn about how
rivers and mountains are formed or the wildlife that is seen in these particular areas.

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