Infuse Learning (Day 14 #30DC14) is a student response tool that allows teachers to send out questions, prompts, or quizzes. It is a way for teachers to integrate technology that can aid in both formative and summative assessments. It lets students provide their responses on any device including tablets, computers and phones. One of the great features of Infuse Learning is that there are 7 different question formats, including the ability for students to draw their response. The interface allows for full-blown quizzes or more on-the-fly assessments similar to poll or clicker systems. All of the text in Infuse Learning can be translated into several languages as well as allow students to hear audio narration of questions and possible responses.
How to Get Started
This video will give you an overview of the features in Infuse Learning as well as how to get started with the program.
- Create impromptu formative assessments and get immediate real-time results.
- Create self-paced assessments.
- Push out a website or other web links to students.
- Use as an accommodation for those students that need translation or audio narration.
- Create classes and add students so that they can regularly monitor student progress.
- Create common assessments and share with other teachers.
- Share a graph or image via the InfuseDraw tool, and students could collaboratively mark on the image, highlight trends in a graph, or note important aspects.
- Sorting feature is useful for organizing information on a timeline.
- Students can work individually or as a group on a shared device to answer questions.
Why it Matters (Teaching Rubric)
An essential competency on the EVSC teaching rubric deals with using frequent formative assessments to inform instruction and measure progress towards proficiency. Infuse Learning allows you to either make formative assessments ahead of time or to ask on the fly questions to gage understanding (Multiple Assessments Aligned to Goals and Learning Outcomes 1.3). Infuse Learning also allows you to integrate a digital tool that will engage students and provide and maintain student interest (Resource, Activities, and Materials 2.1 & Presenting Instructional Content 2.2).
There are many classroom response systems out there that have similar features as Infuse Learning. Here are a few that you may want to take a look at.
Your challenge is to check out Infuse Learning and figure out how you could integrate this into your current unit. Also, think about this resource and how it could be used to enhance lesson planning and collaboration within your PLC’s. Then share in the comments below your thoughts on Infuse Learning or how you think you could integrate this program into your lessons. If you have used Infuse Learning please share your experiences with it and how you have used it in your classroom.
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