Today I was playing around with ClassMarker (2009), and creating quizzes. ClassMarker is a free online resource used to create and complete quizzes. It is great as it completes the making for you and has many options that you can choose from to display answers and create the quizzes (ClassMarker, 2009). In the classroom environment, sometimes it gets a little too busy to sit down and discuss with each child how they are going with their work and what they do not understand. Testing and quizzing has been around for many years, but ClassMarker allows the learners to be able to complete the quiz and have the correct answers displayed in front of them and the option to resit the test.
It is a great tool to use to see where the learners are at and what their comprehension is like. ClassMarker offers instant feedback to the students and would be a great revision tool. Currently, the year seven students at my school are learning about natural and processed resources and where they are situated in the world. This large unit can seem to be a lot for the students to take on board. Although the learning experiences built on their previous knowledge, it would be great to know what information the actually take in. by creating an online quiz about the topics we have so far covered, this would allow the learning manager to see what the students find difficult and can then go back and touch up on misconception. The learners can also use this as a study tool or a reflection on the unit.
Quizzes could also be created prior to beginning a unit to find out what each learner’s prior knowledge is and their depth of understanding. ClassMarker allows uses to create all different quizzes including:
- Multiple choice questions
- Multiple correct questions
- True or false questions
- Free text (where the learners write the answers in)
- Essay format
Although ClassMarker creates fantastic opportunities for use in classroom activities, I found it difficult for others to access, so I think that I need to play around with it a little more to figure that one out. Apart from that, what a great resource.
Until next time,
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