Do you use self-checking worksheets? Our students love them, and we do too. Not only are they a huge time saver for the teacher, self-checking worksheets are also a great way for students to take some ownership of their own learning. Students can practice at their own pace, self-identify what they need to study, and repeat the process until they’ve achieved mastery.
There are a few types of self-checking activities:
- Google Forms – Using Google forms, you can create a self directed learning experience in which students must answer correctly before moving on. If you’ve never tried one, here’s a link to download a free self-checking assessment. If you’ve tried them and love them, here’s a link to the blog where we gave step by step directions to creating a Google form self-checking resource.
- Boom Cards – Technically not worksheets, Boom cards offer students an opportunity for self-guided practice and reinforcement and serve the same purpose as a self-checking worksheet. We love Boom cards, and our students do too. They can be as interactive and engaging as you want. If you’ve never tried them but are curious, here’s a link for a free set of Boom cards. If you’ve tried them and love them as much as we do, here’s a link to the blog where we gave step by step directions to creating your own Boom Cards.
- Google Sheets – Google Sheets enables you to create a self-checking worksheet by using conditional formatting. Set the conditional format to one color for correct answers and another color for incorrect answers. There are a million ways you can customize this from creating pixel art to images that get revealed by blocks. If you’ve never tried a conditionally formatted Google sheet, here is a link to download a free block reveal of Snoopy in the Starry Night. If you’ve tried them and want to create your own, here’s a link to the blog where we gave step by step directions to creating your own self-checking Google Sheets.
How do you use self-checking worksheets?