Assessing Assessment Apps

Discovering Effective Classroom Technology

Every day this May, we’re bringing you another great little reason to head to #exabytes17. While the 7th of July might seem quite a way off, we think now’s the best time to start thinking about arranging cover to be released on the day itself.

From free software to paid licenses, there’s a whole lot of programmes around which claim to streamline assessment, freeing up teacher time for other projects and activities. However, it’s often difficult to know whether the software you’re looking at can actually have a genuine benefit in the classroom, or whether it’s just going to wind up taking up time and money.

With #exabytes17, we’re committed to giving teachers at all levels a truly unbiased platform through which to discuss classroom technology, from Digital Making and the physical side of things all the way through to genuinely useful assessment apps.

Because there’s no sales pitches at #exabytes, you can be sure that, when you hear someone talking about a piece of software, it’ll be something that they’ve actually used in the classroom, not something they’re trying to earn a commission on.

Along with #exabytes itself, we’re hosting a Bradford TeachMeet on the 6th of July, the day before our conference itself - if there’s an approach to assessment software that’s been particularly helpful for you, it’s a great way to share it with your peers. You can find more info on the TeachMeet here, while our other EventBrite page lets you book tickets for #exabytes17!