Kahoot and Quizizz are both great ways to gamify formative assessment in the classroom. Each has it’s positives and it’s negatives and each has its place.
First, why gamify assessment?
- it’s motivating
- it’s engaging
- it’s exciting
Both are FREE and students DO NOT need accounts.
|Questions||Multiple Choice||Multiple Choice|
|Scoring||First to answer correct gets the most points||Effected less by timer more by correct answer|
|Timer||5 – 120 seconds||30 seconds to unlimited|
|Viewing||Must be projected||Viewed on student screens|
|Media||Can insert image into or as question||Can insert background image|
|Public Quizzes||More available and editable||Available and editable|
|Results||bar graph screen after each question||On screen during quiz for teacher|
|Final Results||Downloadable- by question and student, highlighting problem areas||Downloadable- by student, highlighting problem questions|
|Devices||Mobile or Computer||Mobile or Computer|
|Other||Meme’s between questions|
|Other||Students get a random avatar|
Ways to use these websites?
- Quiz your students to see what they know when starting a unit.
- Quiz students before class starts. Differentiate by pulling everyone that scores below an 80% into a small group instructional setting
- Create a quiz half way through a unit to check for understanding.
- Only use images as your questions. (Great for math)
- Quiz students on current events.
- Play with people in other classes in other schools.
- Have students make quizzes.
- Open a meeting with a quiz.
- Start a PD with a quiz.