The best learning occurs when students are actively engaged, collaborating and creating their own learning.
Build community, use technology properly and step back and become a guide and a facilitator!
Using Quizling in your class makes all this super-easy and fun!
→ Don’t limit yourself to text books though!
→ Use YouTube clips, films, novel chapters, experiments, news articles and paintings… what happened at the swimming carnival last week or even the class trip to the Royal Australian Mint!
→ Go for broke! A quiz can be written on anything!
→ Mix up the teams a bit – have some extroverts and introverts and kids with different learning styles.
→ You’ll be surprised how this Club Trivia Challenge gives everyone a chance to shine!
→ They are to write questions, get some tricky answers and enter their quiz into Quizling.
→ Remind the kids that while you want tricky – you don’t want too tricky! (Basically, no one is interested in how many fullstops are in paragraph 2!)
→ Also, they are to research and include at least one ‘Did You Know’ factoid!
→ Make sure the kids know that you’ll give bonus points for great questions, beautiful images and interesting factoids!
→ Advise the teams not to speak too loudly – lest the other teams overhear and get an advantage!
→ While they’re working – move around the teams and give out some help, hints and clues!
→ Each team takes it in turn to come to the front, plug their tablet into the smartboard or projector and lead the quiz round with the class!
→ Remember to change the play options in Quizling from ‘autoplay’ to ‘manual play’.
→ The other teams write their answers onto their answers sheets.
→ At the end of each round – call out the scores! This quickly builds team spirit and fun!
→ If one team is getting too far in front or behind… you can award bonus points to keep the game alive!
→ Maybe throw in a round of ‘heads or tails’ at the half way point! Get the kids moving a bit more!
→ The really value is in the creating, the learning and the playing.
→ Have extra ‘kudos’ for the best question, most interesting ‘Did You Know’, or funniest answer!
→ The best thing about this format is that it’s easy, great learning, and builds the class community.