Use Quizizz as an in-class quiz game or assign it for homework for students to complete on their own. The reports make it easy to use quiz results to inform instruction. Teacher can see how students performed on each question and use that information to figure out what needs to be retaught or readdressed, as well as which students might need some individual or small group reinforcement.
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Quizizz is a game show-style quiz tool similar to Kahoot!, Quizalize, and Quizlet. It has both a web-based version as well as iOS, Android, and Chrome apps for students. There's also notable integration with Edmodo, Google Classroom, and Remind. There's no question, however, that Quizizz is heavily influenced by Kahoot! and aims to be even easier-to-use and more quirky, and on those fronts it succeeds. Teachers create an account, but for students it's optional. Students access a quiz on their device or computer using an access code, and they can see both questions and answers on their screen. There's a searchable database of hundreds of quizzes, and teachers can use those or edit them to meet their needs. When creating their own quizzes, teachers can add images as well as customize the feedback students see after each question on the quiz. Feedback comes in the form of memes (either premade or custom), which display based on right or wrong answers.
Students can take the quizzes all together competitively as a class (and see classmates' progress), or teachers can assign the quiz as homework and have students complete it on their own time. The quiz advances on its own as students answer.
Quizizz's meme-style feedback and student avatars set it apart from other quiz games, amping up the fun and giving Quizizz a unique voice. Teachers can turn the meme option off (along with leaderboards, question timers, and music), but students will likely enjoy the added humor. The memes provide lighthearted if ultimately limited reinforcement and feedback for students. As with any of these quizzing tools, a lot depends on the quality of the quiz and what teachers do with the data collected from the reports. Teachers are, however, limited to creating only multiple-choice quizzes. While some teachers will appreciate this simplicity, teachers looking to do more will need to look elsewhere.