Quizizz

Quizizz….. it’s a fun word to say. It’s also a fun way to quiz your kiddos!

Quizizz

Quizizz

It’s a fun, engaging way for kids to review. The multi-player format allows kids to play together and you have the option for kids to play against each other for points. Your kids can take the quiz on a computer, an iPad, or any device that connects to the internet. The multiple choice format makes for quick, fun, and easy quizzes!

Quizizz

Quizizz

Quizizz

Quizizz

It’s really simple to do {and to set up, from a teacher’s standpoint}. When you login, you can create your own quizzes by writing questions and answers. You can use a picture as a question, write your own question, or select pre-made questions/quizzes.

Quizizz

Quizizz

Like you see in the above picture, it’s simple! You just type a question, type answers, and select which answer is the correct one. You can add as many questions as you’d like.

Once the quiz is made, you simply select the “Play Live” option.

There are tons of settings you can pick from, allowing kids to play against each other, set timers, add funny Memes, and jumbling the questions.

Quizizz

Quizizz

Quizizz

Quizizz

When you select the options you want and the quiz is ready to be played, it gives you a code for the kids to enter so they can join.

Quizizz

Quizizz

The kids just have to go to join.quizizz.com and enter the code for the quiz. {NOTE: The above code is simply for a quiz I found online. It’s just there for a visual reference) 🙂

For me, I put the link to “join.quizizz.com” on our Google Classroom page. The way, the kids just have to click on the link which takes them to the joining page and enter the code. It’s so quick and the kids LOVE it!

Quizizz

Quizizz

Quizizz

Quizizz

When the kids put in their code and first names, it gives them a “character”. This makes their day! When the teachers ready, they just press go and the quiz starts for all the kids on their devices. And let me tell you- THEY. LOVE. THIS.

It’s seriously the best quiz tool I’ve found that the kids just love. They have so much fun when we take these quizzes and love playing against each other.

I love that they have fun, but what I love more is this….

Quizizz

Quizizz

When they finish, you can see all the questions the kids got right and wrong. In this way, you can tell the questions your kids are struggling with and the ones they understand. You can pinpoint the specific students who need more help and the ones you need to enrich. It’s really a wonderful tool that the kids love!

Check it out in your room and see how it goes! Thanks for checking in to our adventure!

ChatterKid

Does that title sound like your classroom? Especially at this time of the year? 🙂

With only a few days left until winter break, it can get kinda crazy in a classroom! The kids are all buzzing with talk of Santa, playing in the snow, and presents. So, what’s a teacher to do???

The answer is: think of VERY engaging activities that keep the kids focused, having fun, and most importantly- learning (of course)  😉

In science, we are learning about the moon. We’ve spent time looking at pictures of craters, watching videos of astronauts walk on the moon, created mini books, and focused on moon vocabulary.

Basically, we’ve covered the basics! I knew I wanted to do something to start wrapping up the unit and have the kiddos share/show what they’ve learned.

Enter- ChatterKid!

ChatterKid

ChatterKid

It’s a free app where you can take any picture, draw in a mouth line, and record yourself saying anything. When you press play, the picture’s mouth moves in time with what you recorded.

I learned about this app at a recent technology team meeting and right away started thinking about all the ways I could use it in the classroom.

I knew it would be the perfect thing to introduce during this time of the year to keep the kids focused, but also for them to record all the facts they’ve learned about the moon.

So, I put the kids in groups of 3-4 and gave each group an iPad. I had introduced the app the day before, quickly explaining how to use it, what their job was, and what they needed to accomplish.

Basically the rules were this:

1. You need to take turns and share the iPad.

2. Each person in the group needs to say at least 1 fact about the moon.

3. By the end of the activity, you need a finished product to show the class.

Instead of using a picture of a person, we used a picture of the moon. The kids gave the moon a mouth, recorded themselves saying facts about the moon, and then could use the app to “decorate” the picture using filters, “stickers”, and frames.

ChatterKid

ChatterKid

Ok, do you see how focused they are? It was instant! The kids were so into this!

ChatterKid

ChatterKid

The app is so easy to use and the kids had it figured out right away. If they didn’t like what they recorded, they could re-record it again.

ChatterKid

ChatterKid

I didn’t give them too much direction on how to accomplish all of this and I did that on purpose. I didn’t want to say to them, “Ok, Jimmy you will hold the iPad, and then Susie will press the app, and then Joey will record the first fact….” and so on. I think working in small groups gives them needed practice on how to work with others, problem solve, and take turns. And it worked out great! Of course I got the occasional, “He isn’t sharing!” but I reminded the group of the expectations and what the goal was. They all knew they had to work together and got back to working like a team. 🙂

ChatterKid

ChatterKid

ChatterKid

ChatterKid

One of the things they had a lot of fun doing was adding on the extras- the app lets you put on “stickers” and filters (like Instagram) or frames around the edges. I let them be creative and add anything they wanted. We ended up with a lot of Santa Moons. 🙂

ChatterKid

ChatterKid

When the kids were done, I projected them and each group shared their end products. It was so great! Not only did the kids have fun, but it showed me everything they had learned about the moon. It was a great end of unit project!

And for anyone nervous to try something like this in their class or thinks their kids couldn’t handle this, let me tell you- they were teaching me things about the app! The kids just instantly seemed to know how to work it and when I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of additional stickers on the picture, one kid showed me! I asked how he had figured it out (btw, you swipe the picture out to the edge of the screen and it deletes) and he said, “Ms. Tasch, I just know!” Well, there ya go! 😉

Try this app at home for fun or in the classroom for learning! It would really be used for anything!