How I Use It
Quizizz makes reviewing material fun and effective! I've used it with various grade levels from 2nd to 8th grade and all the students seemed to enjoy the method of delivery. The website has quizzes that have been created by other teachers that are public and free to use or you can create your own. You can even take a quiz that's already been created and copy it so you can edit it to your own needs. The questions are multiple-choice with four answers the students can choose from. You can add pictures and help text if you'd like to make the questions more engaging. The newest feature allows teachers to assign the quiz as homework so it can be done on the students' schedules. Usually though, I've used it in real-time during my class when all students are on a device (iPads are my favorite) and logged into the website using the unique quiz code. Once the quiz starts the students are timed and there can be a running score and timer so they can see who is in the lead. The competition of who is in the lead, usually spurs on students who are competitive, but it can be turned off it it's not helpful. The students are told immediately if they answer correctly or not (you can add a cute meme if you'd like) and when all the students are done, the results appear on the teacher dashboard. The scores can be analyzed and saved if desired. Once the students get the hang of how to take the quizzes, it's a quick way to get an assessment from them. They love it too!
It uses a gaming interface so drill and kill practice of material is made interesting and engaging. I really liked how easy it is to create a quiz and how you can copy previously submitted quizzes and make your own changes. The students love the memes after they answer the question right or wrong. Some students enjoyed the competition and others did not. You have to know your class and your students, but those features can all be turned on or off. It's probably one of the best ways to review for a test or quiz. I'd prefer if there was a way to add more than four answer choices but it's not a deal-breaker. I prefer it over Kahoot and I believe the students do as well. Best of all, it's free and easy to get started!