Tech Tips: 5 Awesome Quiz Websites - The Learning Effect

Tech Tips: 5 Awesome Quiz Websites

I LOVE utilizing technology in the classroom. There are so many amazing educational resources out there but while I was still in the classroom, I felt like I didn't have the time to explore to find what I needed. That's why I'm sharing my favorites with you today!

Here are 5 of my favorite quiz websites that are free to use.

  1. Kahoot -- This was one of my first discoveries for quiz websites back when I taught 4th grade. Kahoot has a huge library of user made quizzes on various topics. Students absolutely LOVE Kahoot because they can play against each other. Best for use with a BYOD classroom or a 2:1 classroom (so students can pair up).
    Tips: Filter your search results for "created by teachers" and "created for school" to weed out potentially inappropriate quizzes. Also, always preview the WHOLE quiz ahead of time. I will typically duplicate a quiz so I can go through and edit it to remove things I don't want in the quiz. Having the copy added to my personal library allows me to reuse the quizzes each year, too!
  2. Quizlet -- Quizlet was my favorite tool for my 5th grade class. In NC, 5th grade students are EOG (end of grade) tested in science. The test is heavily vocabulary based, so we used Quizlet to help students practice vocabulary all year long. You can search for study sets that are already created or create your own. The site has 5 ways to study a set of words and 3 ways to "play" with a set of words. (My 5th graders loved playing the match game and seeing who could match the words to definitions the fastest.)
  3. Plickers -- The only tech required for use of this resource is for the teacher. Each student is assigned a different QR code sign that they hold and display a certain way to answer a multiple choice question that you project on a TV, SmartBoard, or projection screen. The teacher scans all students' answers with their tablet or smartphone (that has the Plickers app installed and launched) and responses are automatically displayed on the projected screen. It's pretty neat. As a teacher, you'll be able to view each student's answer, but the whole class can't see how someone specifically answered. It's a great way to quickly evaluate a class without getting out technology for each student.
  4. Quizizz -- Perfect for homework assignments or for independent work sessions for students, Quizizz is a self-paced quiz for review or assessment. They have a library of user made quizzes or you can easily create your own. You can play live as a whole class (which I've personally never done), or assign to students to complete at their own pace independently. The quiz is self-graded and you get the feedback in your account.
  5. FlipQuiz -- Create your own review game that plays like Jeopardy. You can play whole class without the need for students to have their own devices. For the free version, you're not able to keep score on the game board, but you can simply keep score yourself on your whiteboard. :)
I hope this list has been useful for you!

Are there technology resources or tips that you're in need of? Comment below and let me know! I'd love to do the research for you and share it with our community!

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