Providing Feedback in High School Chemistry

Providing Feedback in High School Chemistry

See Classkick in action in this high school chemistry classroom!



Hi, my name is Doug Ragan and I teach chemistry. I currently teach at Hudsonville High School in Hudsonville, Michigan, and I've been using iPads in my classroom for the past six years. 

In chemistry, whether it's in the lab and we're collecting data, or simply analyzing data to look for patterns, we deal with a lot of math, and I needed my students to show me what they were doing. 

I got introduced to Classkick and I was very excited. I mean, when it comes to formative assessments, Classkick was the answer I needed. It was giving me information that simple multiple choice questions could not answer. I needed to see my students' work. What steps were they missing or what step was it that led them to get the answer wrong? Did they guess? 

Well, with Classkick, I could view my students' work. I could check their steps. I could see if the steps were missing. With Classkick I am viewing everyone's screen on my iPad in real time. and either myself or their classmates were responding to each of their individual questions when they needed it, providing my students with the immediate feedback they desired, and that's what my students and I love about Classkick.