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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/