Welcome to the lesson Tools and Methods of digital evaluation.
In this session, we will dig into a comprehensive exploration of technology-driven platforms designed to enhance your capacity as a digital youth worker and elevate your approach to program evaluation and assessment.
This lesson aims to provide you with a solid understanding of the diverse set of digital tools at your disposal, each one crafted to enrich the evaluation strategies employed in non-formal education programs.
- In the exercise files section you can find an exhaustive textbook with a list of the most common digital evaluation tools and explanations about how to integrate them in your daily work.
Here some learning objectives that you could achieve thanks to the textbook.
- Unveiling Versatile Evaluation Platforms: Gain insights into the functionalities of platforms like Mentimeter, Kahoot!, and Google Forms, understanding how they can revolutionize conventional evaluation techniques, fostering engagement and interaction.
- Navigating Collaborative Spaces: Explore the collaborative potential of Padlet, examining how virtual bulletin boards and design platforms can facilitate collective ideation, reflection, and constructive feedback.
- Optimizing Data Management with Google Sheets: Learn to utilize Google Sheets as a dynamic hub for managing and analyzing data collected through evaluations, offering valuable insights for enhancing program effectiveness.
- Gamifying Learning with Interactive Quizzes: Delve into the gamified learning environment with Kahoot! and Quizizz, recognizing how these platforms transform assessments into engaging, enjoyable experiences for participants.
- Promoting Visual Storytelling with Canva: Explore the art of visual storytelling using Canva, discovering how to create visually appealing reports and infographics that effectively communicate the impact of non-formal education initiatives.
- Your next assignment involves downloading a document with questions related to MyNGO and its potential integration into your organization. These questions are designed to stimulate reflection on the insights gained during the session and how MyNGO can be effectively utilized in the context of your organizational objectives.
As we embark on this exploration together, your active participation is encouraged. Even though there is no assignment directly related to the textbook we provided you in this lesson we invite you to give a try to the tools that inspire you. Most of the software have a free version or, at least, a free trial version, so feel free to explore and find the tool that is more suitable for your purposes.
Share your insights with us and keep us updated on how you integrate them in your daily work. Let’s unlock the capabilities of these tools to ensure that our non-formal education programs continue to inspire, educate, and leave a lasting impact on youth.