Monday, June 9, 2014

How #Edmodo Snapshot Reports are a Game Changer


A few weeks ago, I had created a blog post and video describing how you could use the Edmodo Snapshot feature to assess student performance on ELA and Mathematics Common Core Standards. Today I would like to take it a step further and show you how to use Snapshot to make data-driven decisions in your classroom.

Once students have taken a Snapshot assessment, Edmodo provides you with instantaneous group and individual feedback. There are three reports within the Snapshot feature that I would like to make you aware of. To access the data, click on the Reports tab in the top right corner of your screen.

Want to see it in action? 

Check out my video:


Understanding Each Report:

To help you understand how each report works, I would like to use the analogy of an airplane ride.

Report # 1: Focus Report (aka 30,000 foot view)


When I think of the Focus Report, I like to think of it as the 30,000 foot view of your classroom. This report compiles an overview of how many students meet the ELA or Math standards and what percentage of the standards have been addressed.

One of my favorite parts of this report is the Opportunities section, which provides a snapshot of the standards that need the most attention. The data is compiled into what looks like a complex venn diagram; however, it is much easier to use. By placing your cursor over top of each shaded circle, you will see what students meet and do not meet standards.

The size of each circle communicates how much improvement is needed. The bigger the circle, the more attention is needed. Overlapping circles communicate that there are students that do not meet multiple standards. This tool is a great way to make informed decisions for the entire group based upon immediate needs.


Report # 2: Student Report (aka the runway) 

When I think of the Student Report, I like to think of it as the ground view of each student in your classroom. The purpose of this report is to meet the individual needs of students within your classroom. This tool is a great way to make informed decisions based on actual student needs.

To unveil student data, there are are three hidden gems that you will want to be aware of:

1. You can filter by last name or by proficiency.


2. By click on the color-coded key at the top of your screen, you can filter based on actual student performance like "borderline," "behind," etc. This will remove all of the clutter that exists and filter out by performance. For example, if you wanted to see only the students who are "borderline" or "behind," you could do so.


3. You can see student responses (correct or incorrect) to each question. Due to the nature of Snapshot, students will be given different questions that address a particular standard. In other words, when you create an assessment all students may have different questions. To see how students performed, you can click on the color-coded standard and see how exactly they responded.



Report # 3: Standards Report (aka 10,000 foot view)

When I think of the Standards Report, I like to think of it as the 10,000 foot view. You can view how students have performed on all of the standards by looking at each standard's color-coded doughnut chart (based on performance). If you want to see how each individual student performed on a particular standard, just hover your mouse over top of the standard (or substandard) and you will see a list of students categorized by performance.


Conclusion:

This is a game changer and it feels awkward saying this, but there is very little effort on your part. Once students take the assessments, you have a library of valuable data to meet the needs of individual students and the class as a whole. Why aren't you using it?

1 comment:

  1. Still struggling to get started with edmodo and the code seems to be an issue since I weekly get new students.... guess I just am so used to Coursesite Blackboard and facebook...

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