WHO: Teachers in 1:1 or BYOD classrooms that are looking for formative assessment that captures students attention.
HOW: Teachers sign up for an account at http://www.quizizz.com/, choose a public quiz, or create their own, and begin! When creating a quiz, teachers can search the public bank for quizzes and copy individual questions over to their own. The quizzes can also have media embedded to base questions on. Each question can have up to four potential answers. After a teacher starts a quiz, they direct their students to open a browser and go to http://quizizz.com/join/. The students will then enter the teachers quiz code, enter their name (they will be given an avatar), and wait for the quiz to begin. Once all of the students have entered the room, the teacher begins the quiz. Students are able to see both question and answer on their screen instead of looking back and forth between device and projector. Each correct answer gives the student points, and quicker answers net higher point values. After answering a question, the screen displays a humorous meme to let them know if they were correct. At the end of the quiz, the students are given their rank for that particular assessment. Teachers are given a graph with student scores and an option to download the results in a spreadsheet.
WHEN: Quizizz is a great formative assessment tool. It could be used at the beginning or end of a class, or as a weekly checkup. Teachers could also have students create their own quizzes as a way of demonstrating mastery of content.