Post date: Mar 30, 2011 8:31:09 PM
I really, really like That Quiz!
It’s got a wide variety of activities for students at various levels of proficiency.
The pupils can try out quizzes themselves in school or at home; however I highly recommend getting a user name and setting up your own quizzes. This involves you registering, inputting the names of the children in your class (can be copied and pasted), setting a quiz for them, and then you get a quiz code.
I usually write the quiz code on the board, the pupils log in, complete the quiz on the laptops and get feedback (eg number & percentage correct, their answers to incorrectly answered questions and what the correct answer should have been).
But even better all that data is available to the teacher when they log in after all the children have completed the quiz.
It may take a while to configure things the way you want them, but once you do, you’ll find that the program will randomise the questions (so students can’t look at their neighbours) and keep track of their grades. You can set up password protected quizzes for your students without putting in all kinds of personal information about them. It’s really very handy. The site is very basic and utilitarian, but it was designed to be that way. That Quiz doesn’t use games; it’s all about the quizzes.
While primarily concerned with Maths, it also has good quizzes for vocabulary, science and geography. Teachers of senior and middle classes will probably get the most out of this site, but there are quizzes suitable for senior infants and junior classes ( eg numberline completion, shapes etc.