How I Use It
First, I would like start off by saying, my students LOVED this product. I used it to teach an introductory unit on Shakespeare. For this lesson, I created a game called Shakespeare or No where students were asked whether they thought Shakespeare invented a word or not. Through the teacher led lesson, they saw a word on their screen, and clicked yes or no. This doesn't seem all that different than most interactive quiz apps. However, what they loved about it is that the names of those who "came in first" were displayed for all to see. The catchy game show music and countdown until time was up added to the fun and suspense. I'm not sure it would be fair to do this with information that everyone should know since there will be some kids who will always come in last, or close to it (the ranking of first place to last is displayed at the end of the game), but it would depend on the make up of your class, or the material. My "quiz" was basically a guessing game so everyone was on an even playing field. I would use this again, but for survey purposes, trivia type games, or end of the year review.
I really liked using this product a lot. It was free, and easy. The students were easily able to log into it using the code you get when you run the game, but there is a feature where you can send the link to Google Classroom, or have kids scan a QR code. The website says it is a collaborative, and there is a feature where students can add questions to the quiz. I didn't use this, but I can see this as a way for them to be responsible for helping to create a review of material. I was able to use this to teach new material in a fun way. One feature that I liked was that I was able to add an additional explanation about the answers when students were shown the screen containing the correct answer. But I really see this as a way to review or teach basic factual information, not a skill. It's great for formative assessment because it can give teachers a quick view of who knows the material and who doesn't. I think this will catch on as more people find out about it!