I’m beginning to wind down my first unit of second semester, and am looking for various ways to encourage students to review the material for their quiz.
- Kahoot! This is seriously an amazing tool that allows teachers to formatively assess students in a fun and engaging manner.
- Flippity Another awesome tool with added features, Flippity allows users to create flash cards, quizzes, and “game show” style review activities by simply modifying a Google Sheet. As is the case with Google Drive, your modified template is automatically saved (remember to rename it!) and can be recalled anytime.
- Heads Up! Wow! Definitely try this with your students. This app is .99 and while I don’t typically purchase tools for my classroom, this was definitely worth it! Heads Up offers in-app purchases that allow teachers (or creators) to build their own deck with vocabulary terms. Awesome!
- QR Code Scavenger Hunt Do your students have access to electronic devices, personal or school-furnished? Then give this game a try. Simply type questions and answers into the simple QR Code scavenger hunt tool, save, print, and you’re done! Place QR Codes from this game around your room or throughout the school to get your students moving around and learning in different locations.
- Dustbin I literally just discovered this tool about a week ago on Class Tools, and it is really neat! Creating a Dustbin game is extremely easy as well…simply title each bin and include terms or phrases that correspond to the bin in the space below it. You can create a password to access and edit the game later, choose to embed the game into a blog or website, share by email, and more! Click here for an example…I may have been watching Harry Potter when I created it 🙂
- Jeopardy Labs Online Sometimes, old favorites work well. I haven’t played a Jeopardy game with my students since I’ve discovered Kahoot, but I still believe the game has merit. Instead of using the Power Point template, I use Jeopardy Labs Online. This allows me to create and share the game I create via the web…much easier than locating, saving, editing, and resaving a Power Point template!