Quizzes Can Help Students Learn

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Quizzes can help students learn because it helps them identify what they know and what they don’t know.

 

I have found the areas bolded in the text below to be true when I’ve used Kahoot for maths and science.  Still early days, but will continue to incorporate into my programme.

The students then have a better idea of how well they are grasping the material, hopefully motivating them to study more and helping them allocate their study time effectively by focusing on the information that still needs more practice.

What’s more, though, in some cases a test can make the next study opportunity more effective. Teachers can help students see what topics they are not grasping by providing feedback after quizzes, and that feedback need not be immediate to be most effective.

 

1) Quizzes help students learn:   Find out what they do/don’t know

2) Quizzes give teachers feedback:  End of each slide and stop and  discuss if you want to

3) Quizzes increase attendance:   Not really relevant in my class

4) Quizzes promote test expectancy:   Looking for the right responses

5) Studying is more efficient after a quiz:  Identify what needs to be learnt and learn it.

 

Links:  

https://getkahoot.com/
kahoot.it
https://twitter.com/getkahoot

 

Retrieved on 26 May 2016 from:

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