Get your students involved!
You hear it from your peers, your teacher inservice, and nationally-known speakers: You have to get your students doing. No more sitting in the classroom, looking at the chalkboard like a lifeless mass.
Get their brains active.
It helps them learn, review, and retain information. And one of the best tools to do all three of those is an online quiz maker, like QuizBean. But, before I get all self-promotional, hear me out.
Students need to get into the habit of building and creating.
Creating something every day, whether it’s a drawing, blog post, photo, meal, or popsicle stick house, creativity stimulates the mind. And that’s why making a quiz online can get you the same effect. But, with quiz-making, you’re not just left with a product. You’ve got a study tool.
It’s hard enough to learn English when you’re young. So, what about a foreign language? That can be hard, too. Especially with the accents, the verb tenses, and more. With QuizBean, all the funny characters, math symbols, and accents show up in QuizBean. Now, you’re able to make a quiz in any language. Pretty cool, huh?
Quiz making doesn’t just have to benefit one student – have it benefit the whole class. For final exams, divide up the textbook into chapters and assign a chapter quiz for each student. That way, they review the chapter-specific material for themselves and have ready-built materials from their peers for the other chapters. It’s like creating tons of flash cards with the help of your peers.
Quizzes don’t always have to be serious. In fact, some of the most popular quizzes on QuizBean are incredibly random. Students can make a funny quiz like “boogers or farts” or “Is this true about my childhood?” quizzes. And let them share with the class or even the world. Their experience with the internet is shaped by how they use, but let them have some fun every once in a while!
Science was always a tough subject to me. Why? Because it seemed like so much of the vocabulary I was using simply wasn’t going to be used every day – so it was hard to remember. And I’m sure it’s still the same way with students today. That’s why QuizBean is a fantastic tool to help sort all the vocabulary out. From mitosis to meiosis, centrifuge to atomic weight, have your students create a quiz to straighten all the terms out.
What’s the difference between World War I and World War II? What about the difference between past and present tense? What about verbs and adjectives? Quizzes are a great way to compare two things. Get a list of facts and start making a quiz – this or that or multiple choice. Then,
Students are almost always at their computers. Whether they’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or hey, even QuizBean, there is a screen in front of their face. So why not make them productive?
Online quiz builders are a great way to get students interacting with the content you’re teaching them in class and connecting it to the outside world. Have you let your students lose with QuizBean? What have they been creating?