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Introduction to the Heatmap - Part Two
Introduction to the Heatmap - Part Two

Introduction to the Heatmap in Gizmos - Part 2

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Once students have responded to all of the questions and you have finished scoring the open response questions, you will have a complete heatmap.

Skills Assessed
From there you can click Skills View to view the student’s progress on specific critical thinking skills. There are six types of skills:

  • Core Concepts

  • Data Analysis

  • Data Interpretation

  • Hypothesis & Reasoning

  • Predictions

  • Communicating Findings

Every question in a case study is matched with these skills to help you quickly identify areas of need for your students.

Click the Skills Over Time button to see how your students’ skills have progressed over multiple case studies,.

Raw Scores
On the main heatmap view, you can see the total Raw Score in the right side column. The case studies are meant to be a tool used to develop problem-solving skills through practice. With that in mind, we do not recommend taking the raw score as a straight grade, but rather, to use the heatmap as a way to assess your students’ learning as a whole.

Redoing a Case
You can allow your students to redo the case study by selecting the Reset Activity button. All students’ attempts will be shown on the heatmap; so, you can track their progress. There is also an Allow Unlimited Restarts button under the settings icon if you would like students to have the option to redo a case as many times as they would like.

Sharing Scores with Students
To show the students their scores and your comments, simply click the Show Scores to Students button in the top right corner. By clicking on the Results button, the students will then be able to see their scores on their student dashboard. They will be able to view a screenshot of each question, the score, and any teacher comments.
Click on the Printer Icon to print your students’ full class or individual results, or to save them as a PDF.

To see a demo of these features, please watch this short video.

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​Introduction to the Heatmap (Part 1)

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