Ways to use Formative for Social Sciences and History

Hey from sunny Australia :sunny: :smiley: I’m thinking that Saturday morning for me is a good time to run a VLS, but wanted to know from you all what time Friday afternoon/evening/night works for you? Reply with a time in PST, (we’ll go with the most popular), I’ll convert to my time and we’ll be on :wink:

Update: Watch the full webinar below!



@kjohnson @lwoodard @msashlylcot :point_up: :grinning: !

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@kallgood Later afternoons on Fridays are usually better for me (like after 1 pm Pacific Time USA)


Here’s further information on Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve :thinking:


Here’s the PICTURE formative for image analysis https://goformative.com/clone/GKVSNB

I prefer to let the students have a hardcopy of the image that they can physically annotate, but the formative lets me check that they are not (mis-)identifying Hitler as Stalin or mixing up the US and UK for example.


Some great ideas. Thanks for the webinar. I will check out the Activehistory.co. UK.

For my thanks…have you seen some of these great teacher resources for US History. I know it might not follow along Australia history…but it ooes have some great information. Cheers


Also Docteach


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@kallgood I teach psychology and cover the forgetting curve. But I never thought of using formative as a way to potentially quickly review ideas that were covered earlier in the week/unit as a spaced practice technique.

And using this for analysis of political cartoons is brilliant! My district is pushing us to create more things with a Universal Design for Learning approach. I’ve always struggled with alternative ways for visuals, and this is perfect. Thank you so much for your in-depth explanations and sharing your thoughts.

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