Posing a question here was a great start. Very welcoming and informative community. I put together a formative on how to use formative feel free to take a look and use as you see fit. https://goformative.com/clone/FKQOGD My favorite feature is to upload a doc or pdf and annotate game changer/time saver. Hope this helps.
@al.mesones Welcome! Formative is a great and ever growing and improving tool! I have used it in my HS math classroom for the past two years. A few weeks ago the student teacher from the History teacher next to me observed me for one period, and I was using Formative that day. He has since created his own account and has some Formatives ready for the next chapter they will be covering! Glad to have influenced him! Anyway, welcome!
A quick start would be importing a word document or pdf file of a worksheet or activity you already use and adding questions to it. Also be sure your students are in google classroom so you can import your students. This will save time each time you get a new student throughout the year.
You will find this community super willing to share and answer questions. @michael.lutz has two super cool “Formative withing a Formative” that you may find useful as you begin your journey. You can find them in this post:
First of all, you are going to love Formative! It is going to save you so much time grading papers.
The first thing I did was to upload a worksheet I use and put in the questions and answers. Upload your students or give them the code and assign it to them. When they open goformative.com, they will see what you have assigned them. Then watch as they are working and tell students to go back and answer the questions they have missed. You can immediately get rid of any misconceptions as they are working!
I am new to here and have a few questions.
How can I change my user name? I set up my profile and it seemed to be unable to be edited.
Do I need to do anything for the “viewed 10 topics” badge other than view 10?
Do I need to complete all level 1 before I can get credit for level 2?
That is all, thank you! I am loving GoFormative and hope to get certified in the future.
Welcome to the Formative Community! We really appreciate you creating this topic. I bet other @new_members have the same questions or other questions about getting started and I encourage everyone to add to this thread! To answer your questions:
Currently, your username is automatically generated based on the email you use for your Formative account. I am going to touch base with you over private messaging about changing your’s and if anyone else would like to discuss this, please message me or just reply to this thread!
You do not need to do anything else. This is one of our manually awarded badges and we award them each night!
No, you can earn them in any order! I am glad you discovered them as they serve as a menu of ways you can learn and collaborate with other educators in our community! I encourage you to take your time to enjoy the community and earn them. There are new/updated conversations to engage in pretty much every day!
Hi All. I am new to this community center and am really enjoying reading and learning from the posts. However, every time I open a new strand of conversation to read it, the only way I can figure to go back to the original area is to use the back buttons on the browser. Is there a way for me to change a setting so that when I click on a link, it allows me to open the conversation in a new window, without navigating from where the conversation is housed?
I am glad you are enjoying it so far Just to clarify, are you finding that you want a new tab opened when you navigate to a new page in the community? You could right click on the thing you want to navigate to and then select “Open Link In New Tab”. I don’t think you mean external links (outside of the community site) but if you do, let me know!
When I click on a link to read/respond to conversation, I would like that to open in a new tab. I can definitely do the right click, but I was was wondering if there is a setting that I am missing that will automatically open all new clicks in a new tab. I would rather that, and close the tab when I am done with with that strand of posts, then to have to navigate back and back. For instance, when I do a search, I would like to open whatever I click on in a new tab, but leaving the search results unaffected.
I’ve been waiting until I got my official Formative Certified Educator status in order to invite my colleague to the Formative Community. However, I can only invite people within the community to join a discussion. When I searched for how to invite others to the Community, it says’ it’s been Closed and merged with a Part 3 Challenge. Upon clicking that link, it says I don’t have access. I already have my co-teacher using Formative in her classroom. I really think she would LOVE this community and I’d like to start tagging her in various discussions that would benefit the ‘off’ semester class we will be teaching at the start of school.
Thanks for inquiring about this, @tricia.mintner and congrats on your new certification! I am glad to hear that you want to invite others to our community! The topic you are trying to access was for our Pioneer group and is actually outdated now. You used to be able to use an invite option to send someone an email to join the community, but we now have people login with their Formative account (for security purposes & also to prevent people from creating duplicate accounts) so that option no longer appears.
But worry not! If you would like to invite someone who does not have a Formative account to check out a topic, you can click on the share option either next to a post or at the bottom of a topic and then use the options shown to get them there:
If you’d like to invite people to join the community, you can simply tell them to visit discuss.goformative.com and then click on the button in the top right of their screen to login with their Formative account or to create a Formative account (if they don’t have one). Please note if they do not have a Formative account, they will simply need to navigate back to discuss.goformative.com after creating one…in order to continue exploring the community:
An alternative option for having someone create a Formative account to access the community is to have them sign up for a Formative account at goformative.com and then access the community right from their dashboard. They will then be automatically logged into the community based on their new Formative account: