How I Use It
Quizizz is a gamified formative assessment tool. As a teacher you can find public Quizizz that other teachers have made or you can make your own. To create your own quiz you just need to go to Quizizz (www.quizizz.com) and create an account. Once you create your multiple choice quiz and launch the game, you are given a unique code for students to use at the gaming site (join.quizziz.com). Students are asked to give a nickname (inappropriate names can be kicked out by the teacher) and then they are provided with an avatar. Students are given immediate feedback on their answers through memes and as a teacher you have the option to let them know what the correct answer is. Although the game is timed, if a student logs in late, they will start from the beginning, which provides you with data on everything.
As a teacher, i used Quizziz to review content in an exciting and engaging way. We would play in class in addition to students being the option of being able to play at home for bragging rights and prizes. When Quizziz first launched students all had to play at the same time. I would use Remind to text out the gaming code and we'd play the night before an assessment.
Now, with the creation of the "Homework" feature, teachers have the option to leave a game open for a maximum two weeks, allowing students to play over and over again from wherever they are. I think this is an excellent way to allow kids to better understand the content.
New features also include:
Multiple languages (English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Polish)
Various themes: Students can choose from the traditional theme in addition to the newly released jungle, classic, winter, and space (which was launched at #ISTE16)
The ability to uploaded Quizizz from a CSV file
The teleport feature (where teachers can take questions from other quizizz to make a new quiz)
The ability to convert quizzes into a PDF paper format
I absolutely love Quizizz and the kids loved it, too! With the Quizizz game, students see their questions and answers on their devices. My students preferred this method in addition to the fact that as long as the game is running, they can play in entirety. Now it is a game designed for the standardized test format, but unfortunately that's the way of the world right now. Despite that, it keeps the students engaged every, single time. In addition the creators of Quizizz love listening to teacher feedback and then immediately putting those requests into play. Because of this, I know that Quizizz will continue to get better and better.