To support students with answering open response questions, it is important to model and provide students with clear guidance on how to respond.
When students get to an open response question, they will see 3 buttons: Insert image, take photo and draw.
Below you will find some common types of open response problems and how to guide students in responding using these options.
Problem Type: Draw and Label
Example problem: Draw and label a circle, with radius, diameter, and circumference
Option 1: Using ASSISTments draw tool. Students can draw a circle and label using the text feature.
Option 2: Drawing the image on a piece of paper and use the ASSISTments capture image tool to take a picture directly from their camera
Problem Type: Draw Using an Image:
Option 1: Take a screenshot of the image and use Jamboard to draw on the image. Take another screenshot of the work in Jamboard and insert the new screenshot using the insert image tool.
Option 2: Send home a printed copy of the assignment. Students complete the assignment on paper and insert a photo of their work using the capture image tool.
Problem Type: Write an Equation/Expression
Option 1: Use the WIRIS editor tool in ASSISTments to write the equation/expression.
Option 2: Use the ASSISTments draw tool to write the equation.
Problem Type: Explain your thinking
Option 1: Type out written response/explanation in the open response box
Option 2: Use Vocaroo to have students record their answer and link the URL into the open response box. Here’s a video walkthrough using Vocaroo.
Problem Type: Create a Table
Option 1: Press the
button in the open response and select the number of rows and columns you want in the table. Then type in your answers along with the given numbers. You can use the WIRIS editor
tool for typing fractions as well as the font color
tool to distinguish your answers from given numbers.
Option 2: Create a table using the draw tool and write or type in your answers.
Problem Type: Create a Graph
Example problem: Graph and label coordinates pairs
Option 1: Send home a printed copy of the assignment. Students complete the assignment on paper and insert a photo of their work using the capture image tool.
Option 2: Use Jamboard. Students can choose their background as graph paper and create their graph using Jamboard and share the URL in the open response box.