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In the last few years, I have used apps to help myself and my students prepare for assessments. It is difficult to find an app that is versatile, provides students with feedback, and gives teacher support. Quizalize does a great job of providing formative assessments as either a game or an assignment. Furthermore, it provides the teacher with data on how students performed on the multiple choice assignment or game.
As luck would have it I did not find Quizalize, they found me. They started following me on Twitter. With a couple of quick clicks I had to see what they were about. Ten minutes later I had an account and I was creating my first quiz. Luckily, Quizalize and I found each other in enough time for me to use it to help my students prepare for their final. When I saw how easy it was to create quizzes, and how students could use it outside of the classroom, I felt excited that I now had a tool that I could use the following school year for each chapter that I teach.
The Importance Of Interactive Formative Assessments
Unlocking wonderment in subjects is essential to the mastery of tests and memory retention. Where traditional pedagogy is failing to properly engage the young generation of digital natives, interactive formative assessments might just have the answer to both optimized learning and teaching.
Schools and education authorities are constantly looking for ways in which to help students learn better; a fair argument is that technology, despite revolutionizing our world in many ways, has failed to make a significant widespread difference to classrooms today. Yet traditional methods of teaching have done little to drive mental engagement among students, with many subjects like mathematics and science terminally regarded as two of the blandest necessary evils of the curriculum. Adherence to standard textbook-based teaching means that nothing is being done to challenge this perception when it’s all too clear that unlocking curiosity and wonderment across all academic disciplines is not only essential to the mastery of tests, but also key to ensuring that more students are inspired enough to pursue further study and even pursue teaching as a career later in life.
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… Read More »Will you Quizalize your Class Progress?
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.