Time for a totally fun topic – tools for creating games, quizzes and flash card study aids. These are tools that students could use create their own review activities for themselves or create games to challenge other students. There are also tools for creating group and team competitions, for a fun and lively class activity. No in depth introductions and discussion for this topic, just dig in and have some fun. Know of some other tools we should include here? Leave a comment at the bottom of the page!
Flashcard Review tools – Students and teachers can create flashcard decks to help review content.
- Quizlet – Free and Pro/Teacher accounts ($25) Web, Android and iOS. Enter your flash card content and multiple games are created. Easy to add photos from Quizlet’s collection. Upgrade to Teacher account to add your own photos. Fantastic new Quizlet live feature creates a fast-paced group game to play in class. Example: Polly’s “flowers” quizlet.
- StudyStack – Free service. Web based and Android app. Not as slick as Quizlet, but adds some additional game types. Enter flashcard information and StudyStack creates other activities automatically. Includes a hangman game, word search puzzle, crossword puzzle, word scramble, fill-in-the-blank and StudyTable. Other types of activities are also available. Example: Literary Terms matching quiz
- Flippity Flash Cards – Free. Create flash card decks from information in a Google spreadsheet. Template for spreadsheet is included on site, with easy set-up instructions.
- TinyCards – from Duolingo, use flashcard sets created by others or create your own. (NEW)
- More Flashcard Review Tools – Flip, Flash, Study – 10 Free Flashcard Services for Students
- For more, search Edshelf for tools and apps selected by educators.
Make your own quizzes, review games and more – Tool for teachers and students to create fun review activities and more.
- Creating Quizzes with Google Forms – Step by step directions for creating a quiz in Google Forms. New feature in summer of 2016.
- Flubaroo – Free Google Forms addon that grades quizzes created with Google Forms. Watch the 3 minute demo video for details.
- Students Create a Quiz with Flippity – School librarian explains how she had students use Flippity to set up a Jeopardy type of game.
- FlipQuiz – Create jeopardy style game boards and play as a group.
- Kahoot – Kahoot is great fun as a quick quizzing and feedback tool for an in-class activity. Now their new Team Mode provides the same fun activity, but in a team setting. To be successful, students need to collaborate in small groups and share decision making.
- Quia – Free to play games that others have created and shared. To create your own activities, get a subscription for $49/year. 30 day free trial.(The Quia games are fun, but do have a slightly dated feel to them.)
- Quizizz – alternative to Kahoot. Integrates with Google Classroom. More about Quizziz from Tony Vincent.
- Random question tool – Use Tony Vincent’s technique for creating a random question generator to create a quiz or a set of discussion prompts for a class. Example: Reflection Question – reload page to get a new question.
- Matt Johnson – Link to game generator tools on the right side of the page. Jeopardy Labs, crossword builder, bingo maker, wordsearch and a quiz maker.
- ClassTools.net – Collection of tools for creating online quizzes, games and activities
- Hexagons – “Hexagon learning allows students to identify links between factors very effectively. Students categorise and link factors together for deeper understanding of the relationship between factors.” Read more about Hexagon Learning. Free from ClassTools.net
- HTML5 Crossword Generator! – Easy to use tool to create an online, self correcting crossword puzzle. Can also be printed out. Free with Pro options from ClassTools.net
- Connect Fours Quiz Generator – Create with 4 groups of 4 related words/concepts. Students click on the clues to organize the 4 groups. Fun, fast activity for younger students. Free from ClassTools.net
- Quiz Tools – an EdShelf collection by Christi Collins
- Try out a couple of the tools listed or other tools that you’d like to test.
- If possible, share links to the activities you create.
- Discuss how you might use these with your students.
*TURNING IN YOUR ASSIGNMENT
- Write & publish your blog post.
- Copy the URL (webpage address) for your post.
- Return to the Google Classroom assignment page, find the assignment page for the lesson you just completed and follow the directions for turning in and sharing your work.
*Only for students participating in the workshop for PD credit hours through the Google Classroom.