“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein.
It’s a given that everyone develops at their own pace in student life. But that doesn’t mean you cannot involve those students who are struggling in keeping the pace. A quiz maker is a fantastic tool to get started with stimulating the minds of young students. They are already in front of the screen most of the time; why not use that to your advantage?
Technology has advanced with phenomenal pace and there is surely a quiz maker that teachers can use to make a quiz. These quizzes can be anything from science to languages, even arts. This means that kids can understand and have fun in the quizzes while they are learning.
So how do quizzes boost the student’s intellect?
Learning and Entertainment going hand in hand
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All those Jacks, Kyles, Jills and Annas need help brushing up on their terms. Make a quiz that is entertaining to them (for example, tell a story and make them fill in the blanks with MCQs) and uses the scientific terms that they are having the most trouble with. It will not only increase their vocabulary but they will be more open to the
These formative type tests will allow students to discover new ways to remember the terms they have learnt by way of mind maps. These mind maps will create pathways for students to learn and recall effectively. They can even relate to different subjects that they have learnt in the past. All this from a quiz
For example, they can use what they learnt in a science quiz and relate it to math. This will also help them in future studies because they will be able to effectively recall what they had studied before in math and apply that in accounts to understand complex calculations.
Compare and Contrast
How many times have you seen those quizzes that begin with “Can you tell the difference between…?” Why do you think they’re so popular? It’s because they generate curiosity which kills the student’s boredom cat. Students’ acceptance toward learning increases.
So make a quiz that takes into account the topics you are currently studying and try to get students to differentiate between the two. For example, you can ask for similarities and differences in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system by way of a multiple choice quiz.
Dates are a major hurdle in acing those history exams. So get historical timelines and make a quiz and ask students when they think different events happened.
When students get to comparing different information in a multiple choice quiz, they tend to memorize and conceptualize better, and hence learn more. The subjects they are studying may be dry but the way they are being taught will entice them in a unique way than some other form of teaching was used.