Common Sense Review
Updated April 2016


Quiz-game tool errs too far on the side of simplicity
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Common Sense Rating 3
  • Students see question and answer choices on their devices vs. projected on a screen.
  • Customize a quiz, or use one from the database.
  • Engage students with custom memes.
  • No login for students. They take quizzes on devices or a computer using an access code.
  • View reports of student progress by question or by student.
Well-designed quiz-creation tool.
Limited to multiple-choice questions and only four possible answers.
Bottom Line
Memes make quiz feedback fun, but teachers looking for more options and flexibility may want to consider alternative apps.
Amanda Bindel
Common Sense Reviewer
Classroom teacher
Common Sense Rating 3
Engagement Is the product stimulating, entertaining, and engrossing? Will kids want to return? 4

Fun memes give students cheeky feedback after each question, and teachers can create custom memes to increase the fun.

Pedagogy Is learning content seamlessly baked-in, and do kids build conceptual understanding? Is the product adaptable and empowering? Will skills transfer? 2

An extensive database of quizzes gives teachers a solid starting point. Quizzes can be assigned as homework through Google Classroom. The lack of question types limits learning to facts and recall.

Support Does the product take into account learners of varying abilities, skill levels, and learning styles? Does it address both struggling and advanced students? 3

Teachers can view reports by students to see which questions they answered incorrectly or can view students responses by question. Facilitating more detailed customized feedback would be a welcome addition.

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How Can Teachers Use It?

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.

To go beyond simple checks for understanding, explore how quizzes can lead to more student-driven reflection and self-assessment using post-quiz polls and surveys.

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What's It Like?

Quizizz is a game-show-style quiz tool similar to Kahoot!, Quizalize, and Quizlet. It has both a web-based version as well as an iOS app for students and Chrome apps for teachers and students. 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 quizzes on their devices or computer using an access code, and they can see both questions and answers on their screens. Teachers can share quizzes with students through Google Classroom, as well. 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.

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Is It Good For Learning?

Quizizz's meme-style feedback sets it apart from other quiz games, amping up the fun and giving Quizizz a unique voice. Teachers can turn that 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 only creating multiple-choice quizzes. While some teachers will appreciate this simplicity, teachers looking to do more will need to look elsewhere.

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