• Quizzler is a free application where students can
• Multiple Choice
• Flash Card
• True & False
• Reverse Questions
• Dozens of quizzes available from the Web
• Teachers and students can easily make their
Tap the Quizzler Tap State Capitals Tap Begin
icon Quiz and then tap
Taking a Quiz
Question and Tap a wrong answer Select another wrong
possible answers and you are told you answer and you are again
are incorrect. told you are incorrect. Tap
the correct answer to go
to the next question.
Taking a Quiz
Answer correctly… …add to your score and
proceed to another
Ending a Quiz
Tap the ! Icon to stop Enter your name and
Your score is displayed
the quiz tap OK to record your
on the Quiz Options
Tap the arrow next to Choices are In Order
Sequence or Random
Tap the arrow next to Choices are Multiple
Answers Choice, Flash Card,
True & False, Reverse
Questions, and Auto
• Use a word processor.
• Make a category for the journal.
• Date each entry.
• Deﬁne expectations.
• Students are far more excited to
journal using a handheld than a
• Students can sync and you can
Looking Out for Words
Parts of speech are groups of words that
are classiﬁed by how they are used in a
Nouns are words that worm
name a person, a
place, or a thing. castle
For Silly Sentences, you computer
will want to enter singular toothbrush
Verbs are words that digs
express action or state
of being. asks
For Silly Sentences, you
won’t want to enter state will till
of being verbs. Also, enter
Adjectives are words angry
that describe a noun
or pronoun. purple
Adverbs describe a verb,
adjective, or another silently
adverb. An adverb tells recently
how, when, how often, or
how much. accidentally
For Silly Sentences, lazily
adverbs that end with -ly daintily
Prepositional phrases under the topsoil
begin with a preposition
and are used to give more by your nose
information in a sentence.
in the sewer
aboard across beside
between in over around the corner
under with through
toward by during
• Let’s be on the lookout for more parts of
speech while we read more of the story!
• Add the new words to Silly Sentences.
Animating the Text
• Visualize the story using Sketchy.
• Frame-by-frame animations.
• Drawing tools include pencil, shapes, and text.
• Duplicate a frame and make changes to create
• Students use Sketchy to illustrate the action in
• The animations are fun to share with others!
Pencil: Freehand drawing tool
Eraser: Erase parts of a drawing
Line: Draws lines
Text: Adds text to a drawing
Selection: Select areas of a drawing
Solid Rounded Rectangle
Use the Pattern Menu to choose a pattern for
the solid objects you draw.
Use the Width Menu to select the width of
your pencil and your eraser.
Use the Color Menu to select a color for
your drawing tool.
The number is your current frame number. Tap this
number to go to a speciﬁed frame.
Tap the arrow to go to the next frame. If you are on
your last frame, the right arrow creates a new slide.
Use the Undo Tool to remove the last drawing
Use the Trash Can to delete the current frame.
Use the Duplicate Tool to copy the current frame
and insert it as a new frame.
New: Start a new project
Open: Open an existing project
Rename: Give the project a new name
Delete Project: Remove current project
Beam Project: Beam current project
Play Animation: Animate the current project
Info: View information for the current project
Help: Read limited instructions
About: View information about Sketchy
Undo: Reverse last drawing action
Cut Selected: Removes selected drawing and copies it to
Copy Selected: Copies selected drawing to memory
Paste Selected: Redraw selection stored in memory
Select Background: Choose an image to be used in the
background for every frame in the current project
Edit Background: Change the background image
Preferences: Change animation speed and direction
Cut Frame: Removes current frame and copies it to
Copy Frame: Stores current frame in memory
Paste Frame: Inserts the frame from memory before the
Insert Frame: Place a blank frame before the current
Clear Screen: Erases all drawing from the screen
Delete Frame: Removes the current frame
Beam Frame: Beams the current frame into another
Set as Background: Use the current frame as the
background for all frame in the current project
Reﬂecting & Brainstorming
• “Cross-Talk” is a game to help students brainstorm
or memorize a list of items or characteristics.
• Use Beamer to beam text between handhelds.
• Taking turns, students beam words back and forth,
developing a list of words from memory.
• Play continues until a student cannot think of
another word or repeats a word that has already
• The winner is the player who completes the last
Player 1 starts by entering Player 2 enters a different word
another word for “said” and for “said” and taps the send
taps the send button. button. Play continues back and
Play continues until one player repeats a
word already used or cannot think of another
word for “said.”
• Your turn to play!
• Pair up.
• Your topic:
–Words to describe
Harriet in There’s a Hair
in my Dirt
• Students complete an IdeaPad template.
• Teacher starts the map, students ﬁnish.
• Give a “post test” Quizzler quiz to
• Students create their own quizzes to share
or contribute questions for a class quiz.
• Let’s write one together!
• Teachers and students can create their own
• Write quizzes in Memos
• Follow the Quizzler format
• Import to Quizzler
• Take the quiz and beam to others!
Launch Memo Pad Enter “#quizzler Enter “# Handheld
and tap New Handhelds” on the Misnomers” on the
ﬁrst line second line
Enter “#author Enter a question. Enter the correct
Your Name” on the answer on the next
third line line.
Enter a ; after the Enter an incorrect Separate incorrect
ﬁrst answer answer answers with a ;
Enter another The ﬁrst answer is
Your quiz is in Memo
question. correct followed by
Pad. Next it needs to
incorrect answers (all
be imported into
Import a Quiz
In Quizzler’s Quiz Select the memo you You’re now ready to
List, select the just created and tap take or beam your
Options menu and Convert. newly created quiz!
Here are what the new quiz questions
look like in Quizzler
• Students compose stories using their handheld’s
• Connections or extensions to the text might
• Point of view of a different character
• Personal reactions
• Give the story a different ending
• The compositions are digital! Make them into an
eBook, pace them online, or simply have students
beam them to each other!
Making the Text Crazy
• Read and create silly word stories
using Gone Mad!
• Make your own template by
replacing keywords with a
description of the kind of word in
• Beam and share with others!