Using polling tools in the classroom is probably old hat by now. There are a ton of different tools available to teachers – many of them free- and they’re being put to use in a variety of different ways. From simply polling your class to get information and opinions to taking quizzes and having your students poll for group work or projects, there are a lot of possibilities out there for these types of tools.
Showing 16 posts tagged Quiz
The end of the school year will soon be upon us. This is the time of year that we think about activities that we can do to help students review the school year. At this time of the year I start to get a lot of requests for suggestions for tools to create review activities. Here are twelve good options…
Want to know which elementary particle best describes you? Well this interactive quiz by the DESY research centre and Universum Bremen will show you based on how you see yourself.
* My top 3 particles were the gluon, tau neutrino, and up quark.
Many faculty members use quizzes to keep students prepared and present in class. The approach often tends to be punitive, however, motivating students by extrinsic means. Karen Braun and Drew Sellers, who teach beginning accounting courses, wanted to use quizzes in the usual ways - to get students coming to class having done the reading, to arrive in class on time, and to participate in class discussion, but they wanted their quizzes to be more about intrinsic motivation and less about assessment. How did they achieve that objective? They incorporated a number of motivational design features into their use of quizzes.
Questions should be:
Answers should be:
- Clear and consistent
image via flickr:CC | giulia.forsythe
Problem Attic is a free service that allows you to quickly create practice tests and flashcards for social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science. Problem Attic now includes questions from past standardized tests of seventeen U.S. states.
Problem Attic makes it easy to create practice assessments and flashcards. To create your practice tests on Problem Attic you simply create a new document then browse through questions and pin them to your document. After you have pinned all of the questions that you want in your document you can arrange the order in which they appear in your document. Finally, before printing your document you choose and set the page formatting.
Are you advanced, developing, or early in your adoption of technology at school to prepare your students for the future?
If you are surprised at the surge of support for Seattle’s Garfield High teachers’ boycott of district-mandated standardized tests, you probably haven’t been paying enough attention. Perhaps a pop quiz will help.
newshour wants you to:
Test your climate science knowledge.
vantagelearningblog learns you with:
Most of us are familiar with Howard Gardner’s work in multiple intelligences, and many of us already incorporate his theories into our classrooms on a regular basis. (If you’re less familiar with MI, check out this website, which gives a helpful overview of the theory. You can also learn more about multiple intelligences with this compilation of resources.)
The basic idea is this: We all learn in our own unique ways. Intelligence, according to Gardner, is “the ability to solve problems, or to create products, that are valued.” Gardner and his fellow philosophers in the field argue that there are nine foundational intelligences (and the list may continue to grow):
We can use our students’ multiple ways of learning to enrich the experience—and
effectiveness—of classroom learning. When we combine educational technology with MI theory, we can offer our students a whole new way of teaching.
Check out the following resources for how to use technology to enrich MI learning in your classroom:
- Integrating Technology with Multiple Intelligences
- Eduscapes’ Overview of Technology & Multiple Intelligences
- Education World: “Howard Gardner’s MI: A Theory for Everyone”
What kind of learner are you? How does your own learning style influence your teaching practice? What tips, ideas, or resources do you have for using educational technology to teach to multiple intelligences?
"To begin with, a definition of pole arm should be set. A pole arm is, in simplest terms, a weapon on the end of a stick. Pole arms are infantry weapons. The additional reach the pole gives affords the wielder of the weapon the advantage of striking the enemy before he himself can be struck, or holding the enemy at a distance.”
Oh, the chance to use my carefully-honed nerd-knowledge. Take this D&D pole arm quiz - how did you do?
Mr Montgomery’s students really enjoy this - thanks for passing it along!
Looking to quiz your students? Try this site!
This quiz will help you reflect on what you do in the classroom - try it!
For you digital immigrants out there, or those that may be on the cusp between natives and immigrants, take the Pew Research Quiz about How Millennial are You?