7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms

Whether you want to have students turn in homework via an online form or simply take a quiz or test, online quiz tools are critical to having a connected classroom. Most tools are free, all are robust, and they’re quite easy to use. What could be better than that? You can use any of these below tools to get feedback from parents, students, colleagues, and more.

Below is simply an introduction to each tool in case you aren’t familiar with it so be sure to dive into any that interest you and give them a try in the classroom!

Quizlet

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A free and popular online quiz tool, Quizlet lets you easily build – you guessed it – quizzes. By far one of the most robust tools on this list, Quizlet is the simplest to use and has great features like flashcards and the ability to view quizzes made by other users. My personal favorite is the interactive word games available for free (no registration required either!) like this one where you have to match terms with their definitions.

Yacapaca

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You’re going to love the mascot of Yacapaca. But there’s more to it than that. It is a curriculum and standards-based set of quizzes you can build that let you enhance understanding with ease. You can create entire courses and assign homework, too. Teachers create a free account and then sign up their students. Students then click the ‘I’m A Student’ button and have to log in to view the quizzes built just for them. Great for monitoring progress!

Quia

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Similar to Yacapaca, Quia has a dedicated student sign-on that’s managed by teachers. I love this feature and think more sites should have the ability to assign homework or tasks to students in this manner. But I digress. Quia is a powerful set of tools that are created by you and others around the world. You can then search the entire repository for the best lesson plan, quiz, or activities. There’s a boatload of useful information housed in Quia so give it a look!

Google Forms

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You can’t do a post on the best online quiz tools without mentioning Google Docs / Drive / Forms(or whatever it’s called these days). Google Forms lets you easily build surveys and questionnaires without having to know any coding or spend much time worrying about the minutiae that comes with many other tools. It just works. It may not be the most elegant setup (it exports to Google Docs Spreadsheet format) but it works. Always worth trying if you don’t feel like testing out a new tool just yet.

ProProfs

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Here’s one to watch. ProProfs lets you create quizzes (obviously, hence the topic of this post) but it automatically grades the quizzes! Neat, eh? You can get a branded version for a bit extra but I’ve found the free version to be just fine. Great for brick-and-mortar classrooms as well as online schools and online learning.

Quiz ME Online

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A powerful tool that has a bit of a learning curve, Quiz Me Online lets you easily create quizzes using the simple forms you’re used to. Some key features are the ability to make quizzes private, public, available to just a particular group, or just a class. You can make flashcards like on Quizlet, set up a timer for each quiz, find study buddies or groups, and make study guides. All great tools for students to use out of the classroom!

QuizStar

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QuizStar is a popular and powerful tool worth knowing about. With QuizStar you can manage classes and quizzes, attach multimedia files to questions, make quizzes in multiple languages, access from any Internet-connected computer, allow students to complete and review, and more.

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

by TeachThought Staff

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/44-diverse-tools-to-publish-student-work/

Educators are often admonished to design work that “leaves the classroom.”

This is partly a push for authenticity. Work that is “real world” will naturally be more engaging to students because it has more chance to have credibility in their eyes, and usefulness in their daily lives. This kind of work has value beyond the current grading period and culminating report card.

But work that is made public has other benefits as well. If someone besides the teacher is actually going to read it, students may be more willing to engage their hearts and minds in their work. This kind of work is also often iterative–done in stages, with drafts, revisions, collaboration, and rethinking. It’s design work, and as design work, it gives students a chance to show what they know. This is one of the gifts of digital and social media, and an idea we’ve approached before with 7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know.

Tony Vincent from learninginhand.com revisited that idea with the following graphic that clarifies another talent of education technology–shared thinking.

Publishing Student Work vs Assessment

In lieu of its perceived art and science, assessment is a murky practice.

Anything a student “does” can be used as a kind of assessment. What the say, write, draw, diagram, create, or otherwise manifest that is then shared with someone else is evidence of thinking. This can be taken as a snapshot–create a video that clarifies the cause-effect relationship of pollution and the water cycle–or something more project-based and done over time, such as a storyboarding, creating, drawing, and publishing a comic book character over a 8 part series that explores the issue of bullying over social media. Either way, because the work is mobile and digital and easily shared, its ripe for both assessment and sharing with authentic audiences in the real world.

When students publish their thinking with their right audience or collaborators at the right time, the tone and purpose of the work are able to shift dramatically. The following tools either allow you to publish student work online (e.g., YouTube, Prezi, wevideo), or create something digital that can then be published in relevant contexts (e.g., Story Me, Book Creator, Puppet Pals HD).

The tools to publish student work are separated into 11 varied categories that run the spectrum of digital publishing, a list that’s nearly as useful as the graphic itself. You can find the list, graphic, and tools below.

11 Categories Of Digital Tools To Publish Student Work

  1. Audio Recordings
  2. Collages
  3. Comic Books
  4. Posters
  5. Slide Presentations
  6. Digital Books
  7. Narrated Slideshows
  8. Movies
  9. Animations
  10. Screencasts
  11. Study Aids

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work 

10 Excellent New Educational Web Tools For Teachers

March 20, 2015
Here are some very useful educational web tools we have curated over the last few weeks. These are EdTech tools we came across through posts from other edubloggers. As is the case with previous posts in New EdTech Web Tools for Teachers, we only feature the recent trending tools which we think would be a valued addition to teachers technology toolkit. Check out the ones we have for you today and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list:

1- iClicker

iClicker is a powerful formative assessment tool and intuitive student response system that allows for dynamic student-teacher interaction. Here is how it works: Instructors ask questions through any presentation application; students answer questions with a remote or smart device; instructors display results in real-time and
record responses.

2- ThinkBinder 


ThinkBinder is an excellent web tool for creating study and discussion groups. It allows students to collaborate on their homework, ask questions and interact in realtime, upload videos and share notes and files all in a secured group. The tool also supports text and video chat and provides a collaborative whiteboard to help students work on their problems.

3- EverySlide


EverySlide is a web tool that allows you to create interaction around your presentations. You create a presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote, upload it to EverySlide and share the generated link with your students. using the link, students can join your slideshow from any device. You can then start asking questions, or running polls while students are going through the slides. After the presentation, you can review participants’ interactions online or download their contact details and answers as a spreadsheet.

4- RabbleBrowser


«RabbleBrowser is a curated, collaborative Web browsing and file sharing tool to help with learning and sharing in a group setting. RabbleBrowser allows a leader or facilitator to lead a group browsing experience. This browser is the perfect tool for a classroom, lecture hall, discussion group, boardroom or any meeting room.»

5- Flocabulary


«Flocabulary is an online library of educational hip-hop songs and videos for grades K-12. Over 20,000 schools use Flocabulary to engage and inspire students. Its team of artists and educators is not only committed to raising test scores, but also to fostering a love of learning in every child.»

6- Tricider


«Collect ideas, discuss and vote. That’s how tricider works. Your team will make decisions faster without meetings or calls. Innovative solutions arise because everyone can contribute ideas and vote. Whether with friends or clients: taking advantage of all the opinions and ideas to find the best solution has never been easier.»

7- MasterMath


Master math is a great website that provides all kinds of math resources for middle school students. Resources include: free video lessons, practice worksheets, self-grading quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and many more.

8- Google Blockly

«Blockly is a visual editor that allows users to write programs by plugging blocks together. Developers can integrate the Blockly editor into their own web applications to create a great UI for novice users.»

«Propagate is a Harvard-based educational technology company that builds tools for personalized literacy instruction in K-12. It uses some really incredible technology to personalize vocabulary learning and embed it into anything a student is reading digitally.»
10- GoClass

«GoClass is a cloud-based teaching and learning application designed to enable teachers to transform their instruction time into a hands-on, participatory learning experience using mobile devices, PCs, and projection screens to connect students and learning content in more meaningful ways.»