QuizzesAlso known as: tests, topic tests, short assessments
Quizzes are short tests to determine a student's understanding of a topic before (pre-test), during (mid-test) or after (post-test) content has been taught. They:
- assist educators to assess students' prior knowledge, check for understanding, and also adjust their teaching
- can provide valuable feedback to students when it is timely and the teacher is focused on more than just the scores
- can be adapted so students are tasked with writing a quiz (with the answers, of course!) to demonstrate their understanding.
Google G Suite
How to use with ICT
There are a wide range of applications and platforms that can be used to create digital quizzes, and most of them allow the level of feedback to be customised. Both Microsoft Forms and Google Forms have quiz functionality and work well with OneNote and Google Classroom, respectively. Most quiz applications are user-friendly enough that students can learn to use them quickly and design their own quizzes. Some applications allow students to use mobile devices to answer questions projected on the board. This can be particularly useful if the questions are contentious and the range of responses used to spark discussion.
Microsoft Forms and Google Forms have quiz functionality and settings so that multiple users can use one form. Make sure the first question collects students’ names.
Plickers is an application where students are given a paper card with four possible responses. Each student holds up their response and the teacher scans the room with their device’s camera. Questions must be multiple choice and all responses are captured in real time on the web application.
|Writing good multiple-choice questions by Cynthia J. Brame||Writing good multiple-choice questions||A detailed look at what makes for good multiple-choice questions.|
|How to create a Moodle quiz by Ben Young||How to create a Moodle quiz||An explanation of how to create a quiz in Moodle using simple directions and screen shots.|
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Disability, Learning and Support
When planning to use technology in the classroom it is important to consider the diversity of your learners. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all. For UDL guidelines, information and additional materials, visit the CAST website.
Many students require technology as an adjustment to support their access to learning. Adjustments (NESA) are actions taken that enable a student with disability and additional learning needs to access syllabus outcomes and content on the same basis as their peers. Enrol in the Personalised learning with technology online course to help you make more informed decisions regarding technology.
For a range of simple, how-to videos visit the Assistive Technology page on the Disability, Learning and Support website. Resources are organised into four sections; Literacy and Learning, Vision, Hearing, Physical and Motor Skills.
High potential and gifted learning and support
When planning to use technology in the classroom it is important to consider the full range of abilities of all learners. High potential and gifted learners may require additional adjustments and deliberate talent development. These strategies include differentiation, grouping, enrichment and advanced learning pathways so students can be engaged, grow and achieve their personal best.
Assessing and identifying high potential and gifted learners will help teachers decide which students may benefit from extension and additional challenge. Effective strategies and contributors to achievement for high potential and gifted learners helps teachers to identify and target areas for growth and improvement. School leaders can access the Evaluation and Planning Tool to support strategic improvement planning.
For further support and advice about how to tailor learning for high potential and gifted students from all backgrounds, visit the High Potential and Gifted Education web section, High Potential and Gifted Education Policy or attend one of the professional learning courses on offer.