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Quizzes and Polling - Team TNT

Page history last edited by Dave McCollom 9 years, 1 month ago

Quibblo

www.quibblo.com
Quibblo is a survey, poll and quiz site, where you can:

  • Make your own quiz
  • Take quizzes by other members
  • Share quizzes with friends
  • Embed quizzes on your MySpace, blog, Facebook or other pages on the internet.

 

 

Strengths

Weaknesses

  • You can customize the style of your quiz without bothering with code
  • Fun, engaging for kids
  • Free account and you can use your gmail, MySpace, or Facebook account as your login
  • Popular quizzes are grouped by categories on the site
  • Options to do polls, surveys, questions, scored quizzes, and personality quizzes.
  • Distracting Advertising - (I won a $1,000 gift card...yeah right!)
  • Quiz topics are quite trivial
  • Even categories like “careers” that seem like they might provide meaningful information, are frivolous (these are those random surveys well-meaning friends send you on Facebook like, "Who is your celebrity look-alike?"

 

Here is an example of a "poll" that I took that is supposed to help me find my dream career.  After answering only the following four questions, I was told that BUSINESS is my dream career! Perhaps my students really don't need a class on Career Exploration!

 

Inquiry: Many existing polls/surveys to experience.

Construction: Users can create their own.
Communication: Embed your quizzes on your blog, Facebook, or MySpace to get them out to the people with whom you like to communicate.
Expression: Topics are limited only by your imagination.

 

Uses: I would use the  polls or survey options in my classroom as a discussion starter. One benefit of using an online poll, is that most students are willing to participate vs. asking for a show of hands or for students to contribute to a discussion.  A good use for scored quizzes would be for students to get a quick and immediate read on their own knowledge of a topic.  This could be used to activate their prior knowledge or to wrap up a lesson.

 

 

 

Jeopardy Labs

Jeopardy Labs is an online service that allows you to create and customize your  own Jeopardy templates. Once created, you can access your Jeopardy games online from anywhere in the world. You can also download and save your files for offline use. The Jeopardy Labs website also includes a link to an online service called Testmoz, where you can create automatically graded online tests for free.

 

 

Strengths
Weaknesses
  • No fees to make/access templates (but everything you make is public)
  • No account necessary for public accounts (you don’t need a username and/or password to create/access public templates)
  • Templates available or you can create your own from scratch
  • PowerPoint is not necessary
  • Once you’ve created a game it can be accessed online from anywhere in the world
  • Includes an online test generator where tests are automatically graded
  • Templates are easy to use and make
  • Software is very straight-forward and user-friendly
  • Can link to blogs and websites
  • Once finished, you can download games to save/access offline

  • You can sign up for a private account, but you have to make a donation (can be as little as $1)
  • Poor support/help system
  • Not visually appealing
  • No feedback given on questions
  • Very limited in terms of editing options (as far as texts, colors, layout, etc.)
  • Very difficult to add graphics/images (must use HTML/image tags)
  • Website cannot retrieve lost URLs
  • You cannot delete finished templates unless you sign up (pay) for an account

 

An example of a Jeopardy game created using Jeopardy Labs.

 

Testmoz is an online service also offered through Jeopardy Labs.

 

Examples

Media for Communication
Media for Construction
  • Students work in teams to answer questions.
  • Students can create their own Jeopardy games/tests and quizzes

 

 

Survey Monkey

Survey Monkey is an online service that allows anyone to set up a survey and share it with a number of people to collect data. 

 

STRENGTHS:  Variety of question types, ease of use, availability, free and paid options, compilation of data in a variety of ways, shareable with a single link, real-time results, create PDFs to share, results can be exported to Excel. 

Here is a screenshot of the types of questions that are available.

Here is a screenshot of the various reports that are available:

 

WEAKNESSES:  Surveys are limited to 10 questions and 100 responses on the free version.  Question type descriptions are ambiguous (unclear).

 

USES IN THE CLASSROOM:  This tool could be used to get information from faculty members, students, parents, or any other group.  It could be used in classrooms by students to collect data for a project.  Quizzes could be conducted or it can be used to have attendees of a presentation for feedback.

 

Inquiry: Students can make polls or surveys to generate real data for exploration.

Construction: Users can construct their own questions.
Communication:  Results can be shared with others via PDFs.  Results can be shared in a variety of different formats.
Expression:  Creation is possible for a variety of different uses. 

 


Poll Everywhere
www.polleverywhere.com


Live Demo: http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/ODI3NTkwMjk3

 

Strengths:
- Anyone with a mobile device (and texting) or a web enabled device can reply.
- Easy integration with PowerPoint, Prezi, Twitter, Facebook, ec.

- Multiple choice and open ended answer options.
- Results displayed live

Weaknesses:
- Somewhat
clumsy interface for response (particularly if going through the web)



-Only 40 responses per poll (unless you pay).  This is better for educators (commercial only gets 30)

Examples:
- A teacher could use polleverywhere to determine students prior knowledge of a subject  before starting a lesson. (Communication & Inquiry).

 


Quizlet

Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 5 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject and includes educational games, memorize vocabulary and the ability to study online.

Strengths

Weaknesses

  • Over 5 million free sets of flashcards
  • Teacher/students can create set of flashcards (enter own definitions or access other user definitions)
  • Can add audio or picture (limited in free version)
  • Practice tests and study games
  • Printable flashcards
  • Create group (class)
  • Able to edit/improve sets created by your group members
  • Allows students to discuss set
  • Students can compete against each other
  • Free basic account
  • Mobile quizzing apps for smart devices
  • Ability to share on facebook, twitter, link or embed.
  • Web-based; need Internet to access
  • Ads on website
  • Flashcards created by users = sometimes incorrect information or not specific enough to student learning in your classroom
  • $10/year PLUS account

Inquiry: Access to data collections in over 5 million free sets of flashcards.

Construction: Students can build sets of flashcards to meet their own educational needs.
Communication: Teacher-student or student-student communication of main concepts posted in flashcard sets within class groups. Ability to discuss sets and leave comments to build knowledge.
Expression: Ability to share and study socially using twitter or facebook accounts.

 

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