New Quick Question Features

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Naiku releases two new features to their popular web-based student response system Quick Question. This free on-line formative assessment tool now allows teachers to 1) create questions on the fly in Quick Question and 2) save the data from the session for later viewing.   When you launch Quick Question and start a question, you’ll notice that if you move your mouse over the question number, you can edit that field. This is where you type in (create) your question. In the figure below, you … Read More

Quick Key Press Release

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Naiku is pleased to announce the availability of Quick Key, a new feature within the Naiku assessment platform.  Quick Key allows for use of existing paper based tests in PDF, DOC, or similar formats within Naiku, thereby providing the benefits of immediate automated scoring, standards aligned reporting, teacher-student feedback, and more.  Download the full press release here:     Tweet

Naiku Quick Key

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We’ve heard from many Naiku users who’ve said something along these lines: “I already have my test created in Word. Can I use that test in Naiku?” “I’ve got my tests saved as PDF files. Can I import those into Naiku?”   The answer use to be “No, you can’t import each of those questions into Naiku. You can copy and paste them in item by item”.   Now, the answer is “Yes! You can import that Word or PDF file into Naiku.”   Introducing Quick Key™ If you already … Read More

Importing Examview Tests into Naiku

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As an alternative to creating an assessment in Naiku, you can import an existing assessment. If you’ve already built your test in Examview, you can import that test into Naiku. Export to Blackboard Format First, export your test out of Examview into a Blackboard file format. Go to File, select Export, and choose Blackboard 7.1-9.0… Choose a filename for the test you are exporting. This will be exported as a .zip file.  Below, I’ve given the filename “Quiz 1” and have chosen to save it to my Desktop. On the next screen, … Read More

Google Forms – Naiku Comparison

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We are sometimes asked how Naiku compares to Google Forms, a free general purpose survey tool, for use in assessment by schools.  In short, Naiku is specifically designed for educators and has many built-in features that promote teacher-student feedback, enhance collaboration, give greater insight into student performance by standard and save time.  The following table compares Naiku and Google Forms for educational use. Naiku – Google Forms comparison   Tweet

Spotlight on Waverly-Shell Rock MS

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Guest Blog Post by Erika Shanoff, Reading Teacher at Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School At Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School in Waverly, Iowa, we are fortunate to have an abundance of technology in our educational community. Each classroom is outfitted with interactive LCD projectors, Apple TV’s, voice amplification systems, and document cameras. In the fall of 2012, we implemented a 1:1 learning environment using the Apple iPad. Our 1:1 environment and the addition of Naiku formative assessment software is reshaping learning opportunities for students beyond the classroom, in their homes and community. … Read More

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