*This post originally appeared in the CCSD Tech Tips Blog and has been adapted for non-district readers.
Here in Colorado, April marked the beginning of online testing (our statewide tests were given electronically in science & social studies for grades 4, 5, 7, & 8). One question we got asked in the Office of Instructional Technology was how we could create assessments in Schoology that were not only engaging but that also reflected the kind of questions that students would see on our state tests & PARCC. For us, that meant embedding external content into a question to mimic the structure seen below.
|example of a question on the Colorado Measure of Academic Success in Social Studies|
Here is an example of a question with multiple sources (notice the embedded Google Presentation):
(If you answered the Falling Rock Tap House would be the place to go, you are correct!)
Want to know how to create this type of question in Schoology? Here’s how it can be done in 7 steps. Follow these steps to create the presentation, publish and grab the embed code and paste it into Schoology.
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Teachers can ask several questions based on one Google Presentation with multiple sources.
- You can embed YouTube videos and Google Maps into Google Presentations as well.