Showing posts with label Practice Assessments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Practice Assessments. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Knowt - Quickly Turn Notes Into Practice Quizzes

Knowt is a free service that students can use to quickly turn their notes into practice quizzes. I recently learned about it from Larry Ferlazzo and I gave it a try right away because of his description of it.

At its core Knowt is an online notebook. It has all of the text editing functions that you might need when taking notes. You can create multiple notebooks within a Knowt account. And if you're not ready to switch from taking notes in Google Docs to taking notes in a Knowt notebook, you can simply import notes from Google Docs into a Knowt notebook. After writing your notes, simply click on the quiz button in the upper-right corner of your notes and a quiz will be instantly created for you. The quiz that is created will be a mix of multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions. Instant feedback is provided for every question. You can exit the quiz at any time and to return to your notes.

Knowt can be used in your web browser and is also available as Android app and as an iOS app. Watch my new video that is embedded below to see Knowt in action.


Applications for Education
Knowt could be a great tool for students to use to review their notes in preparation for a quiz or test. I like that students can quickly toggle between their notebooks and the quizzes that are generated for them.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Common Core Quest – Practice Quizzes and Video Lessons on ELA & Math Standards

Cross-posted from one of my other blogs, Android4Schools.com

Common Core Quest is a new and free Android app from OpenEd.io. The free app gives students access to hundreds of practice quizzes aligned to Common Core standards in math and language arts. Before and after taking a quiz students can watch short video lessons that address the skills needed to master the standards contained in the quizzes.

To use Common Core Quest a student selects his or her grade then selects the math or language arts standards he or she is working toward mastering. (Teachers will probably have to provide directions to students and their parents as to which standards they should be working toward). The student will earn digital badges when he or she shows mastery of a standard through quiz scores.


Applications for Education
Common Core Quest currently offers activities for every middle school and high school Common Core math and language arts standard. Coverage of elementary school standards is being added (currently about half of the standards are included). A student can invite his or her teacher to view the progress that he or she is making toward each goal in Common Core Quest. Students can invite teacher either by email or by class code if the teacher has created a class account on OpenEd.io.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How to Use OpenEd to Create Practice Assessments Aligned to the Common Core

OpenEd is a free service that offers a huge catalog of educational videos and games that you can browse by topic, grade level, or Common Core standard. Last week OpenEd released a free tool for creating practice assessments aligned to Common Core standards. The following videos demonstrate how to create practice assessments on OpenEd.



Applications for Education
The best feature of the OpenEd assessment creation tool is the option to associate images and videos with specific questions. This option not only allows you to use media in your questions, but it also allows your students to see suggested review resources when they don't reach a standard on your assessment.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

OpenEd Releases a New Tool for Creating Common Core-aligned Practice Assessments

OpenEd is a free service that has created a huge catalog of educational videos and games that you can browse by topic, grade level, or Common Core standard. The service launched last fall and has steadily added new features since then. The latest addition to OpenEd is an assessment creation tool.

OpenEd's assessment creation tool is designed to help teachers create Common Core-aligned assessments. To get started you have to create an accountant on OpenEd.io. Click the "assessments" tab then the "create" button to start building your standards-aligned resources. After titling your assessment you can choose the standards that your assessment will address. You can choose as many standards as you like. With your standards identified you can move on to adding questions to your assessment. Assessment questions can be created from scratch you can choose some of the questions that OpenEd recommends based on your standards choices. You can also search for questions on OpenEd and add them to your assessments.

The best feature of the OpenEd assessment creation tool is the option to associate images and videos with specific questions. This option not only allows you to use media in your questions, but it also allows your students to see suggested review resources when they don't reach a standard on your assessment.



Applications for Education
In my testing of the new OpenEd assessment creation tool I had the best experience when I created questions from scratch. The first set of standards that I selected, high school geography, did not yield any question suggestions. When I tested it again with elementary school language arts standards I did find suggested questions.

OpenEd encourages teachers to publish their assessments publicly on OpenEd so that other teachers can incorporate their questions into new assessments. Remember, these are practice assessments.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Problem Attic Expands Again - Quickly Create Practice Assessments

Problem Attic is a service that I reviewed when it launched last year. Since then it has continually expanded to the point that you can now quickly create practice assessments and flashcards for social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science from a collection of more than 85,000 questions from past state assessments given in New York, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Mississippi, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

To create your practice tests on Problem Attic you simply create a new document then browse through questions and pin them to your document. After you have pinned all of the questions that you want in your document you can arrange the order in which they appear in your document. Finally, before printing your document you choose and set the page formatting.

Applications for Education
Years ago one of my colleagues used old exam questions as review activities with his students. Problem Attic takes that concept and makes it easy for any teacher to build review activities based on problems from actual tests that students have taken. Students can also use Problem Attic to find a big collection of questions that they can use to help them prepare for tests in mathematics, social studies, language arts, and science.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Quizdini - Create Online Quizzes That Give Students Instant Feedback

Quizdini is a free tool for creating online quizzes. The best feature of Quizdini is that you can create explanations of the correct answer for your students to view immediately after trying each question in your quiz. Your explanation can include text and or links to online resources like videos and images. Quizdini quizzes can be created in a traditional linear format or in a matching format that asks students to pair answers to terms.

Learn how to create a Quizdini quiz by watching the video below.


Applications for Education
Quizdini could be an excellent tool for creating review activities for your students. Your students don't have register in order to try the practice quizzes that you share with them.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Problem Attic Now Offers 80,000+ Practice Questions in Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA

Problem Attic is a free service that allows you to quickly create practice tests and flashcards for social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science. I reviewed the service last fall. Since then it has nearly doubled the number of practice questions that are available for teachers to use to create practice assessments and flashcards. Problem Attic now includes questions from past standardized tests of seventeen U.S. states.

Problem Attic makes it easy to create practice assessments and flashcards. To create your practice tests on Problem Attic you simply create a new document then browse through questions and pin them to your document. After you have pinned all of the questions that you want in your document you can arrange the order in which they appear in your document. Finally, before printing your document you choose and set the page formatting.

Applications for Education
One of my former department chairpersons was a big fan of using old New York Regents exam questions as essay prompts and review activities with his students. In my travels and work with teachers in other parts of the U.S. I've talked with other teachers who also like to use old exams for the same purpose. If you like to use old exam questions as review materials, Problem Attic is a service that you should try.