You all already know that Quizalize turns assessments into fun classroom games and also makes teaching easier with its incredibly clear dashboards.
Our mission is to provide real teachers in real classrooms by transforming data that comes out of classroom apps into Really Useful Things You Can Use To Teach.
To achieve that we have been talking to you and teachers like you every day and we have used that feedback to build a way for you to see who needs help, what they need help with and how they are improving.
And now, we’ve just added a new feature which takes us further towards that goal: Individual Student Reports.
Students are first praised for what they did well, and then given a prioritised list of what to practice. And it feels like a cheat sheet for getting more game points.
You can use the reports to decide the next intervention to make with each student. The reports are ordered by time taken to answer each question, which shows how confidently a student answered. The report also highlights and celebrates the student’s improvement over time, and lets you see the students earlier attempts at the same activity.
To use a report, just click on a student’s name in the dashboards.
Students will find the reports when they log in, they just need to click on “Check your results” on a past activity.
Why not give it a go now?
The gameplay experience in Quizalize isn’t what makes it stand out. Like the others, you can create questions and answers and deliver them to your class. Like the others, there are existing games you can search and use. (Quizalize uses a marketplace model where you can offer your Quizalize games to others for a fee a la Teachers Pay Teachers.) Quizalize stands out with the data that it offers on how students are doing.
What makes it different: Data on student performance. Quizalize really excels here. You can create tags for questions (i.e. subtopics to distinguish questions from each other) and sort student results by subtopic. You can also see which subtopics and questions were hardest for students. Student results can also be sorted by “stronger,” “almost there” and “weaker”. If you want to use a game show-style game to generate student performance data and offer extra help to struggling students, Quizalize is the choice for you.
I learned of Quizalize when they followed me on Twitter (thanks, Quizalize, btw!). Intrigued, I headed to the site to check it out. It was very easy to make a new quiz. Click the + New Quiz button and you’re on your way. Add multiple choice questions with a few features — a range in timing from 5 to 60 seconds, images, math mode (for math symbols and equations), and an explanation of why the correct answer is correct. I used the math mode so I could insert superscripts. I did have to read their excellent guide on how to make that work, but I felt like I learned something in the process.
After I created the quiz, I created my classes. Each class gets a code. When students play, they type in their names and the code and they get funneled into your class without creating an account. I love that! Then you can assign the quiz to the class and leave it open. This is one of the features I like the best. I created the quiz and assigned it on Monday, but my students didn’t know anything about it or use it until Tuesday. This makes Quizalize great for a station in a rotation that might span a couple of days or as a homework assignment. With a click of some buttons, you can assign and unassign quizzes.
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By Jenny Shen
Quizalize is an online platform for classroom polling and assessing that can be accessed by computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Teachers can create quizzes to test students’ knowledge in the classroom, then see the results propagated in the Teacher Dashboard through data reports. Quizalize can be integrated into Zzish, a popular learning app management system that many teachers and schools might already be using.
Learn how to create a review game with this simple video and start engaging your students in class.
The quiz adds a competitive element as with Kahoot, as the students gain more points, the faster they answer. Whilst some would argue that this is detrimental, it does add to the ambience in the classroom and can engage boys particularly.
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Quizalize is a great online tool to easily create questionnaires form of games to submit your pupils or students.
This platform offers a system based on games and challenges around questionnaires to learn by playing. A real success. Your students will thus try to answer in class or at home to quiz you create and receive points if they respond well and fast.
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