Engaging game-based student response tool

Submitted 7 years ago
Kate C.
Kate C.
Instructional Technology Specialist
My Rating

My Take

Quizizz is an engaging formative assessment tool that would be great to use as a prior knowledge check, mid-lesson status report, or exit ticket. Students enjoy the game-based atmosphere, friendly competition, and memes. Engagement in class is quite high. Students are not able to review information at a later time. Additionally, if you are looking for a tool that encourages higher-level thinking skills, this may not be the app for you.

How I Use It

I used Quizizz in my classroom as a formative assessment tool to check for student learning. I searched the public gallery for quizzes related to the topic. From there, I was able to duplicate the quiz created by another educator. I deleted some questions that did not pertain for my students, edited some questions, and added some questions of my own.

When launching the quiz in class, I was able to adjust some settings for using the quiz with my class. It was nice to be able to jumble the order of the questions, show the answers at the end of the quiz for students to self-check. Students also enjoyed the memes shown after each question. The optional question timer was good--great option to turn on if you want quicker recall of information and great to turn off for students who might take a little longer to process thoughts and might have higher stress with the timer and discouraged by lower score for slower answers.

Multiple choice is the only type of questions to create with this tool. In addition, students are not able to go back to review quiz after class as the quiz must be launched by the teacher.

Results can be downloaded in an Excel spreadsheet for further teacher analysis. In addition, teachers can go back to a previously launched quiz to examine results.