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Class Quiz Games with Quizizz (an Alternative to Kahoot)

Class Quiz Games with Quizizz (an Alternative to Kahoot)
I love hosting classroom quiz games. They can be great for formative assessment as can be a great way to help students review before a test. You’ve probably used (or at least heard of) the multiplayer gaming website Kahoot. There’s a lot to like about Kahoot: it’s free, works in web browers on tablets, computers, and smartphones, and you input your questions (or copy a pre-made quiz from their library). Quizizz is an alternative to Kahoot, and there’s also a lot for educators to like. It is very similar to Kahoot, with a few key differences. Just like Kahoot, the teacher (or student host) chooses a quiz to begin.

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