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### Proprofs for asb tools

1. 1. ProprofsUses in the Classroom
2. 2. The use of mystery Ask students to use their detective skills todiscover answers. Teachers can create questions that containrelated material. Also attach a screenshot, photograph ordiagram, or even a video, then ask studentsto evaluate the attached material in order tofind the answer.
3. 3. The use of mystery By providing material that reflects theinformation contained in the correspondinglesson, you are reinforcing prior instruction byforcing students to explore, analyze, andevaluate information. The mystery method can be used effectivelywith matching, true/false, fill in the blank,and multiple choice, as well as essay typequestions.
4. 4. Create a treasure hunt Ask students to read a passage in search of aparticular concept, idea, or fact. Create questions that focus on the passage.Ensure text is reworded and not copied fromthe passage for better reinforcement. Ask students to examine the passage and usedeductive reasoning to determine the answerbefore writing their answer in the appropriatebox.
5. 5. Create a treasure hunt Use the “Fill in the Blank” question type, thencreate your list of possible answers. TIP: If capitalization is not important to theanswer you should create possible answerswith and without initial capitals (like This andthis) to avoid false negatives.
6. 6. Map it Most students enjoy looking at maps. Similar to the Mystery method, but slightlydifferent in application. Can be used in almost any subject area,including mathematics. This method can be used with multiple choiceand checkbox, using ProProfsQuizMaker.
7. 7. Map it Select a map, diagram or image - can relate to yourtopic, or it can contain information needed tocomplete a task relating to your topic. You need to pre-edit your map, and place on it smallmarks that number various locations on the diagram. For a mathematics activity your map may need toinclude lines of latitude and longitude as well asdegree marks.
8. 8. Map it - An exampleto test knowledge on bones in the body Upload a diagram of the area of the body you wish to havestudents examine. Using your image editing software, add letters or numbersto the diagram, then save. Upload your diagram and write your questions. You can use the same diagram for a series of questions,asking students to demonstrate their knowledge of thenames of each bone labelled.Tip -If you are conducting your test in class, be sure to randomize your question order, toprevent students from copying one another’s answers.
9. 9. Flip it – Get the students to create the quiz This method and works well toward the end ofa unit. Assign students to work in teams -two worksbest. Don’t rush your students. Remember, the real goal here is to get them tolearn the material; the secondary goal is thecreation of a quality quiz.
10. 10. Flip it – Get the students to create the quiz As an additional activity, once the quiz creationassignments have been graded and you havegiven students a chance to edit and improvethem, have a day where each of the quizzescreated by students are used as the finalchapter or unit assessment. Number or name each quiz by team, thenassign each quiz to alternating students.
11. 11. Flip it – Get the students to create the quiz At the end of a chapter or unit, compile thebest questions from all quizzes into yourchapter test. Explain to students where you got thequestions – they will find this interesting. Use question pooling to assure that eachstudent gets a different list of questions ontheir test to discourage copying.
12. 12. Team competitions Divide the class into four of more teams. Assign a test or quiz for each team to complete. It worksbest to use a test or quiz with a minimum of twentyquestions. Encourage students to collaborate on the answers inorder to submit one quiz per team. As an alternate method, assign students to teams andhave students take quizzes independently.
13. 13. Team competitions Post a score board where each team’scollective points are posted. As an added culminating event, plan a chaptertest to be conducted the same way.  Encourage team members to help each otherprepare for the test in study groups in oroutside of class.
14. 14. Team competitions This activity can overlap with any of the otheractivities and almost any kind of question. The reporting functions in ProProfsQuiz Maker will make it simple for you toupdate the scores quickly on your chart. References: http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2011/11/6-engaging-ways-to-use-proprofs-quiz-maker-in-the-classroom/