Friday, 29 March 2013
Quizdini is a free site which allows teachers to create custom quizzes for students.
You sign up and build quizzes.
It's that simple.
There are 2 types of games which you can create: multiple choice games and matching games.
To create a multiple choice game you enter the title of your quiz, add a question with the correct answer and 3 wrong answers, then add more questions.
There is even a box where you can explain why an answer is correct.
When you have finished you save the quiz.
You can add the link to a blog or wiki but I'm fairly sure that you can't embed them as yet.
There are a lot of quiz builder sites around but I like this one because you can use foreign characters.There is even a drop down box with accented letters in it which you just click on to insert them.
Here is an example of a multiple choice game which I built in only a few minutes which tests knowledge of irregular past participles in French.
The quiz can be played in "practice mode" or "race mode". In "race mode" there is a timer.
If students get a question wrong they lose a life or "magic wand" as Quizdini calls it.
After losing 10 magic wands, or answering all the questions, the game is over.
Personally, I wouldn't use this kind of exercise in class but they provide an ideal opportunity for students to practise and revise grammar and vocabulary independently.