Quiz-Busters Plenary and Revision Quiz from teachers-direct Quiz-Busters is an interactive plenary quiz for two teams based on the popular television quiz program Blockbusters. The resource is designed to be used on an interactive whiteboard as a teacher led activity but can be played by individual students. Hopefully you and your students will find this a fun alternative to traditional question and answer plenary and can actively contribute to Assessment for Learning (AFL). Completely free to use! Great for SATs Revision or GCSE revision. Requires no additional software purchase.
Technology Powered Assessment I think one of the more complex aspects a teacher has to wrestle with is assessment and what is worth knowing or what should be understood. There are many writers, speakers, workshops, etc. on how student learning should be assessed for learning, of learning, how to gather evidence, how to inform teaching, etc. I’m not a teacher but if I was, I would find that my job has become much more difficult with all the expectations to backward design my lessons, cover an ever broadening curriculum, give my students continuous feedback, and then somehow differentiate learning to meet the abilities, readiness, preferences, and needs of my students. Not only am I expected to undertake assessment of learning but now I have to make sure to assess for learning. The Canadian province of Alberta produced a nice graphic to capture a lot of this expectation and process – it looks quite involved.
5 Tools to Create and Administer Quizzes Online Other than attending staff meetings, writing and grading quizzes might be the least enjoyable part of teaching. Fortunately, there are some tools that can make the process a little bit easier. Here are five tools teachers can use to create and administer quizzes online. There are many other quiz and survey tools on the web, but not all of them provide the option to see quiz takers' results. These five were chosen because teachers can see their students' results.
Digital Gaming and Language Learning: Autonomy and Community Volume 18 Number 2 Abstract Digital Gaming and Language Learning: Autonomy and Community Alice Chik, City University of Hong Kong The relationship between digital game play and second language (L2) learning is a particularly tricky issue in East Asia. Though there is an emerging presence of Chinese online games, many more young people are playing the English- or Japanese-language versions of the most popular commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) video games. In other words, most Chinese gamers are playing L2 digital games in their leisure time. Informed by research on out-of-class L2 learning, this paper discusses findings from an exploratory study investigating L2 gaming and learning practices in young people’s everyday lives.
12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation tools for teachers There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments!
Socrative Teacher Reviews Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative! Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative Teacher app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide visuals of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction. Save time and visualize student understanding when it matters, now! 12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes I often receive a lot of questions about how to make online quizzes for free. Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz making applications I collect after days’ collection. These apps will help you make quizzes for online use for free. Do you know of any other free online quiz makers that can be helpful? Please add your favorites in the comments.
for Education Build on existing lessons and change the way that students approach their classwork. Add a new dimension to creative projects, reinforce key concepts, or assign books that students can’t wait to pick back up. Click on a category below to explore a few of the tools teachers will find in Google Play for Education. Le grapheur Desmos Untitled Graph Save Saving... Saved! 5 Tools to Create and Administer Quizzes Online Other than attending staff meetings, writing and grading quizzes might be the least enjoyable part of teaching. Fortunately, there are some tools that can make the process a little bit easier. Here are five tools teachers can use to create and administer quizzes online. There are many other quiz and survey tools on the web, but not all of them provide the option to see quiz takers' results.
UPDATE: 36 Digital Formative Assessment Tools for the Classroom If you’ve followed our blog here at Teach Learn Grow, you know that we’re a huge proponent of formative assessment. There is no shortage of formative assessment techniques available to teachers to use in their classroom. They provide teachers the valuable feedback they need to adjust their teaching so student learning moves forward. Add to the many techniques the digital tools available these days in smartphones and tablets, and formative assessment becomes easier than ever to implement. We’ve blogged previously about some of these digital tools, and I recently came across Jeff Knutson’s blog at Graphite – Fantastic Formative Assessment Tools that Give Great Feedback. I wanted to add his discoveries to our list in an effort to build it out and make it a comprehensive go-to for teachers looking for these tools.