SMART Response is a great way to conduct assessments with your students, especially if you are already using SMART Notebook. There are several different device and “clicker” options, depending on subject and grade level, and it’s easy to start using.
1. Easily Set Up a Class with Teacher Tools
Creating a roster for each of your classes is easy with SMART Response Teacher Tools. Located on your taskbar (or dock if using a Mac), these tools can create rosters, add classes, tag students, and run reports for either your entire class, or for a specific student.
To create a class roster, go into SMART Response Teacher Tools, select the gradebook tab on the left side, and select “add a class.” From there, you can name the class, specify the period and location, and set the passing grade (this will be used in the reports section).
To add students to the class, go to the home tab, select the “add students” option, and select the class to modify. From there, you can easily import an Excel list, a CSV file, or a Senteo class list. If using the Excel class list, make sure to title each row (First Name, Last Name, Email, ID Number).
Watch the video below on manually creating a roster in SMART Response
Watch the video below on importing class lists from a CSV file into SMART Response
Watch the video below on importing class lists from Excel into SMART Response
2. Common Core Tagging
An excellent feature of SMART Response is its tagging feature. This allows teachers to “tag” or label quiz questions by state, grade, subject, and type of standard (e.g., individual state standards, Bloom’s Taxonomy, or Common Core Standard). You can also customize these tags to target specific skills for specific students. Customized tags like these provide teachers with the data to evaluate the length of time it takes for students to master the standard, and the effectiveness of their teaching approach.
For further insight into which Common Core Standards students understand, you can run a report using the tagging feature to collect data. These targeted reports will allow the teacher to make data-driven decisions to guide the class’s curricula.
Watch the video below on Common Core tagging in SMART Response
3. Importing Exams
Import exams you’ve already created into SMART Response to easily collect results from student quizzes. Perfect for Word docs, PDF files, and Examview files, SMART Response’s easy import feature provides teachers with the tools to shed light on where students excel, and where they need to improve. Works with either a PC or a Mac.
Watch the video below on importing from Word into SMART Response
Watch the video below on importing from ExamView into SMART Response
4. Anonymously Take a Quiz
Administer anonymous SMART Response assessments to students for a general snapshot of your class’s comprehension, without targeting any one student.
This anonymous assessment can also be used for instant questions during class; great for polling your students on the fly or for exit tickets.