Quizizz is an online educational platform that allows teachers to create customized interactive lessons (or choose from a library of 30M+ existing ones). This platform is similar to others of its kind such as Kahoot and JoinPD.
The purpose of Quizizz is to help students learn better by interacting with their lessons rather than going through them the normal way. This makes a lot of students bored, which can hinder them from constructively learning anything.
In this post, we will be taking a look at how Quizizz can be used, how it works, and what its major uses are.
How Does Quizizz Work?
To start off, a teacher can make their customized lesson or choose from any of the 30M+ templates already available. Then, they can share the code of their lesson with the students in their class.
Once the students have all joined, the teacher can start the lesson using the interactive elements.
How Does Quizizz Work?
With Quizizz, teachers basically can use a number of different interactive elements to create a lesson for their students. There is no specific type of lesson that you can make with this – in other words, you can make it to be just about anything. It can be a history class, a science lecture or anything else that you want.
Teachers can set up these interactive lessons to feature the materials they want to share with their students.
To give you a better idea of how this works, we will now talk about some of the main things that you can do with Quizizz when creating a lesson.
This is the simplest element that you can use when creating a Quizizz lesson. Using the “Slides” menu, you can create a simple slideshow showing different pieces of information and images, etc., to the students.
Students can’t interact with the slides, as is the case with the other materials. However, the teacher can scroll through them to show each of the slides one by one along with explanations (if any).
Before the assessment and testing parts, the teacher can use the slides to elaborate concepts and provide theoretical understanding to the students.
Using the “Polls” option, the teacher can help the students decide what they want to do for a particular lesson or what topic they want to learn about. This is basically something the teachers can do before starting the class off.
The polls let the students pick from a number of given options according to their choice. On the main website, the utility of this option is shown as a pre-lesson selection gimmick i.e., letting the students choose what they want to study.
3. Audio Response
When the lesson starts in earnest, there are ways in which teachers can get their students to give answers.
One of those ways is via audio response. The student can respond via audio to any question or query that the teacher may ask during the lesson.
There are a lot of benefits to having the students give an audio response. For one, the teacher will be able to determine whether it is the student in the class or some other person. Plus, they will also be able to gauge the understanding of the student based on how clear and confident their answer is.
The “Draw” option involves the student drawing and annotating on the displayed lesson screen. This is also a way to make the Q and A sessions in the lesson interactive.
Teachers can show the students a slide or a screen and ask them to do things like match objects, find objects by circling them or underlining certain parts of a text, etc.
This is a more direct and easy way for teachers to test and assess their students. Instead of presenting a slide and making the students draw/doodle on it, the fill-in-the-blank method can be a lot simpler.
In this exercise, teachers can give a sentence or a passage to the students and ask them to fill in the blanks with suitable words/phrases. This exercise is typically done on paper but with Quizizz, you can do it on screens instead.
What are the Uses and Benefits of Quizizz?
There are other exercises and interactive activities that you can do with Quizizz, but we’ve decided to put the stop there. The ones we didn’t mention include:
- Open-ended questions
- Matching exercises
- Reordering exercises
- Multiple-choice questions
Let’s move on to discuss the uses and benefits of Quizizz before giving this post a wrap.
a. Better interaction
This is the theme that we’ve piped throughout this whole article.
One of the main benefits of using Quizizz is improved interaction between the student and the lesson. In normal online education where only slides are used or the teacher is simply providing verbal instruction, there is no real interaction. The student can, for all the teacher knows, be playing a game or talking to someone while the teacher goes on speaking.
With Quizizz, this issue is eliminated.
b. Better Transparency
One problem with online classes is that it’s not always easy to make sure whether the student is actually present in the class and whether they give the answers or have someone else do it for them.
But if a teacher uses Quizizz and asks students to submit audio responses, they will be able to understand which of them is attending class or not and which of them knows what they’ve learned.
c. Allowing Students to Learn What They Want
This is something that Quizizz helps in doing thanks to the “Polls” option. Teachers can ask the students what they feel like learning and then give them a lesson according to their liking.
This can make the students warmer and more amiable towards the lessons rather than taking them as something boring and burdensome.
Instead of using software like Zoom and Google Classroom, using Quizizz can be much better. It can give you insights about the students and engage them in the lesson.