Students used Explain Everything to show what they knew to the instructor. The question posed to them was "Is Emerson's philosophy about individualism a real possibility for society? Why or Why Not?
Ms. Rheingans stated, "As I was listening to these, I was so amazed at how well I was able to see how much they actually understood from reading."
In my opinion, having students "show what they know" provides some truthful insight as to whether they understand and can communicate their understanding. A traditional multiple choice test may not provide this type of insight. Of course, there is a time and place for every type of assessment.
This appeared to be the right time and place for students using Explain Everything.