Board Game Quizzes
Challenge Board Quiz - In this Quia® exercise students choose from a category and 5 increasingly difficult questions. They have to type in their correct answer. This activity was created by another individual and posted to the Quia website. The option to view the answers is left up to the author. This exercise has to do with English Irregular verbs, but the same type of quiz could be developed for Spanish verbs (irregular or otherwise). You can create more than 5 questions for each category thus creating a randomness to the exercise. The author designates the level of the questions.
Hangman - In this Quia® exercise students are play a hang-man game based on a theme. This activity was created by another individual and posted to the Quia website.
Rags to Riches - In this Quia® exercise students answering increasingly difficult questions and attempt to achieve 1,000,000 points. The author sets the number of questions and the difficulty of the question.
Feedback to Teacher Quizzes
Feedback to teacher quizzes are ones that once the student completed the quiz the teacher can receive the results.
Session Quizzes - These are Quia quizzes that the students take. After completing the exercise the answers are sent to the class page on Quia. The teacher can then access this page. On the page will be variety of details about the exam and each student. This is a good exercise for lab practice because the teacher receives not only individually graded results, but also statistics on questions in the quiz. If you wanted to take this simple example you would type in your name and the session name (in this case it is Montville). To see the results you would go to Quia.com Choose the log-in option (upper-left hand corner). The username is ctspanish and the password is ctspanish . This will bring you to the class page. At the bottom is session quizzes. There is only one. If you click "statistics/grade" you can see Class summary - Grade by student and Question summary - Grade by question.
WebPractest® Quiz - In this quiz students have to fill-in-the blank. This was a quiz quickly created to show how the quiz works. Students after completing the exam have correct answers shown in green, incorrect in red, and then can click on the incorrect answers to show the correct answers. In addition they have the option of e-mailing their results to the teacher. Multiple possible correct answers (to allow for capitalization, or the non-use of accents) is an option.
Fill In The Blank (F.I.B.) Exercises
F.I.B. with Pictures & Feedback - In this exercise students are shown a picture. They then have to type in the correct Spanish word. After they have completed the exercise they can check their answers. On a separate page they are shown the answer they gave and the correct answer. In addition they receive a percentage grade. This exercise has a limitation in that it is case sensitive.
F.I.B. with Pictures & Hints - In this exercise students are shown a picture. They have to type in the correct answer. They may if they wish receive a one letter at a time hint. If completely stumped they may be shown the answer. There is no final grade shown. This exercise is a little more flexible as it can accept up to 4 variations of the answer. This allows the teacher the option of allowing answers that forget "el", "la", etc., before the beginning of vocabulary words (when appropriate).
F.I.B. with Sound - In this exercise students click on a sound. They have to identify the sound and from a list shown type in the correct vocabulary word. After clicking a button feedback is given. This exercise may have limited potential. Not a lot of groups of vocabulary words can be associated with a sound. The exercise here deals with animals and not even all animals make an identifiable sound (for example a giraffe). In addition sound files can be hard to locate and have to be small enough in order not to overburden the capacity of the user's computer. However in certain cases this can be a fun addition to a vocabulary section.
F.I.B. with Translation - In this exercise students are shown 10 questions. They can check their verbal answers by clicking the "answer" button. If they need to translate the sentence they can click the "translate" button. No grade is given.
Multiple Choice Quizzes
Click on Block Quiz - In this exercise students click on a block above what they think is the correct answer. After they have completed the exercise they click on a correct button. All correct answers flash "correct". A score is shown with the number of correct answers (and a percentage). Incorrect answers remain to be answered until they are correct. The example shown is a cognates quiz dealing with animal names.
Click on Button Quiz - In this exercise students click on the button next to the correct term turning the button red. At the end of the exercise students can check their answers. All correct answers will be shown (a green light) with any incorrect answers they may have given remaining. They receive a percentage grade at the end.
Click on Button with Feedback Form Quiz - In this exercises students click on a button. After completing the quiz (the example has 5 questions) they click on the score button. A feedback dialogue box show which answers were correct and which were incorrect (with the correct answer shown).
Click on Button (incorrect marked with an "X") - In this exercise students click on a radio button. After completing the quiz the students click on a score button. An "X" marks the incorrect answers. No correct answers are given. The quiz shown is simple vocabulary. Here is a quiz based on dialogue.
Click on Button Quiz (2-? Options) - In this quiz the students can chose from as many possible answers as you wish for each question. At the end they receive a percentage grade and a listing of the correct answers. The limitation with this exercise is that they have to compare the correct answers to their answers to see which ones they had incorrect.
Mini - Quiz - In this Quia® exercise students click chose from among multiple answers. This is a Java program that is a little bit more active than a simple multiple choice quiz. There is a running tally of correct answers. This activity was created by another individual and posted to the Quia website. The option to view the answers is left up to the author. It is suggested that in order to truly "test" your students that you don't show an answer sheet, but rather give feedback after the question has been answered.
Multiple Choice - In this Quia® exercise students have to chose the correct answer from among multiple choices. This activity was created by another individual and posted to the Quia website. The option to view the answers is left up to the author. It is suggested that in order to truly "test" your students that you don't show an answer sheet, but rather give feedback after the question has been answered. You also have the option of only showing one question at a time.
Mutiple Choice with Options - This multiple-choice exercise has the option of adding an "all of the above" or "none of the above". This exercise has a few drawbacks. You can't offer feedback on an incorrect answer (other than the answer was incorrect). The report card function doesn't work in AOL. It has been tested and works on other ISPs, but for some reason not on AOL.
Multiple Choice - Pull Down - In this multiple choice exam you are shown the question along with possible answers. You pull down a menu and click on the correct letter choice. Feedback is given informing you whether the question was answered correctly or incorrectly (along in these cases with the correct letter answer). There is no overall grade.
Mutliple Choice with References - This multiple-choice exercise has the option of giving feedback or a reference when an incorrect answer is given. In the simple 3 question example, 2 feedback answers reference a page in a text book, the other references why the answer was incorrect. The report card function doesn't work in AOL. It has been tested and works on other ISPs, but for some reason not on AOL.
Multiple Correct - In this Quia® exercise students have to indicate multiple correct choices for a question. They must identify all correct choices in order for the answer to be correct.
Pop-Up - In this Quia® exercises students have to select the correct choice from among a "pop-up" list of answers.
Multiple Type Quizzes
Multiple Quizzes - These Quia® exercises combine elements of matching, pop-up, multiple-matching, short - answer, fill-in-the blank into one quiz. The author can set the length of the quiz, the number of types of questions that appear in the quiz and whether or not an answer sheet is available. The quiz shown was developed by the Quia staff to demonstrate this type of quiz. This example deals with the Olympics and even includes a web address for additional information.
Storybook - In this exercise students read a picture "storybook". Then they take a non-graded self-evaluation. Feedback is given.
Timed Reading - In this exercise students are given a period of time to read an exercise. After the reading is done the can take a T/F test. This is more of a "honor system" quiz. The reading portion "closes" after a set period of time. However you can always start the test before the time has expired and you have the option of re-reading the text. However, for the student who really wants to test his/her reading comprehension this is a pretty good exercise. The minimum time period that can be set is 1 minute. There is no time limit on completing the test. The student receives a percentage grade.
True/False (TF) Exercises
T/F with Pictures - In the Quia® exercise students are shown questions one at a time. They are shown a picture along with a question. After making their choice they can check their answer and receive feedback.
Word Order Exercise
Jumble Sentence - In this exercise the word order of a sentence or phrase is jumbled. The student has to put the sentence or phrase in the correct order. The examples I have given might not be the best for this type of exercise. This exercise does not have a final grade. It may not work in Netscape.
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