February 5, 2017
For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here is a handy visual that features some our favourite web tools for creating and sharing digital quizzes. You can use them to design a wide variety of quizzes including gameshow-style, PlayBuzz and Buzzfeed style, jeopardy games style, and game-based quizzes. The features provided differ from one tool to the other but all of them are easy to use, learner friendly and work across various platforms. We invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues.
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FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. All the boards you create can be saved for later use. You can also share your boards up on-screen and have students work on them collaboratively. Watch this demo to show you what a gameshow-style board looks like.
PurposeGames is a website for engaging learners through creating and playing games.As a teacher you can use PurposeGames to create a variety of game-based quizzes. Some of the options you have include:Image Quizzes; Multiple Choice Quiz; Image shape quiz.
Riddle is an excellent web tool for teachers. It allows them to create their own PlayBuzz and Buzzfeed-style quizzes, lists, polls, and more, often in under a minute. Riddle’s goal is to provide best-in-class tools that making creating interactive content simple, so you can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.
- Add 3 questions or 30. Make your quiz as short or as long as you want.
- Add unlimited choices to your questions — that means multiple choice and true/false.drag 'n drop pictures for any question.
- Reinforce what students should know by adding explanations to each question.
- Allow students to see a report of the questions they got right and wrong.
Kahoot is a student response system that teachers can use to create and deliver quizzes and surveys to students. Kahoot provides a learning environment that is ideal for engaging students for it incorporates the precepts of both game-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Kahoot allows teachers to create quizzes and surreys that include a wide variety of multimedia elements such as videos, pictures and text. Each quiz you create can be accessed by students across different devices . Also teachers have the possibility to create time-controlled quizzes. You can set a specific period of time for the answer of each question. In this way students are rewarded not only for the correct answer but also for their timeliness.
JeopardyLabs is an excellent web tool that allows you to easily create jeopardy games without using PowerPoint templates. The process is very simple and does not require any fees, registration or software download. To create a Jeopardy template, click on “ Start Building” button in the home page. Type in a password for your template so you will be able to edit it later on. Next, use the editor to customize your template the way you want. See the video below to learn more about how to build a jeopardy template from scratch.
ClassTools provides you with a variety of educational web tools to ‘ create free games, quizzes, activities and diagrams’. No sign-up is required and you can host your quizzes on your own blog or website.
10- Google Forms
Google Forms is also another excellent tool to use to create different types of quizzes, questionnaires and polls. Anything you create on Forms will be automatically saved to your Google Drive so you can access, view, and edit it anytime you want. Check out these tutorials to learn more about how to use Google Forms.
After posting this collection, we were reminded by our readers that Socrative is missing, so we are adding it here. As most of you know, Socrative is one of the best quiz making tools out there and provides a wide variety of features to help you design interactive quizzes. It is also available on the web as well as mobile devices.