Recently, I took a class about different web apps to use in the classroom. During that class, I discovered Quizizz, and was immediately excited about the possibilities! In this post, I'll write about how to use Quizizz, how to create a Quizizz, and how to find quizzes I've made on the platform!
So what is Quizizz?
Quizizz is a website that allows students to take quizzes. It is similar to Kahoot (which I wrote about in this blog post) but you are allowed to give the quiz as homework, instead of having all students take it live. Additionally, the quiz doesn't have to be timed, and students can move onto the next question at their own pace instead of having to wait for all students to answer. Even better…students see a funny meme after they answer each question, like this one:
How do students take Quizizz?
I had students use iPads to take the quiz, but they can also use Chromebooks or smart phones. If you have limited technology in your room, you could have the students work in small groups and use as a formative assessment, or you could have them work in centers. My fifth graders were studying theme and variations, so I had two groups creating a variation with instruments, one group respond in writing to a theme and variations recording in writing, and the last group play the theme and variations Quizizz on iPads. Since I only have 8 iPads, this worked perfectly! I've also created band quizzes and have given them out as homework over Schoology.
How do you see the results?
Simply click on “reports,” and you can see how accurate each student was, and how many points they had (which is partly based on their speed, if you had timed questions.) You can also email the quiz results to parents, which is a pretty neat feature! It was really interesting for me to see the results for my theme and variations quizizz…because the kids didn't do nearly as well as I thought they would! It can give you some great data about what students need review with, what they understand well, etc.
How do you find music Quizizz?
Click “find a quiz” on the left, then type into the search bar. I recommend being more specific than “music,” because the quizzes I found with that search had everything from naming pop songs to naming notes on the treble clef staff.
I will warn you that there aren't a ton of music quizziz at this point. I have created one for theme and variations, one for musical symbols, and several for different band instruments. To see my elementary music quizziz, click here, and to see my elementary band quizziz, click here.
Creating a Quizziz
Here is a helpful tutorial about creating and/or duplicating and then editing a Quizziz:
I hope this has been helpful! My students have loved using Quizizz…I hope yours do too! Please comment below if you have created a Quizizz, so we can use it too! Happy creating, and happy teaching!
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