Edutainment – How Teachers and Tutors use Quizzes?

Let me begin with a short statement. I believe the role of a teacher cannot be underestimated, especially when we are speaking about kids. Agree with me or not, I am stating at the point that 80% choice of future career depends on the schoolteacher.

A teacher is a person who can inspire students and raise interest in the subject. Generally, I think you agree that children’s education is a much more delicate and sensitive activity than just a knowledge delivery.

Therefore, nowadays the term EduTainment gets on the front page.

Educational entertainment is media designed to educate through entertainment.

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Okay, I am a teacher, can I make a quiz or not?

I wrote this introduction in order to explain the approach that we follow when developing our platform. We do not strive to be the exam-maker, where teachers can make exam forms and create classic tests for students. We are not doing it for 2 reasons:

  1. It’s impossible to prevent cheating, my personal opinion is that trying to handle this problem is a monkey job.
  2. We will not do a better exam builder than google surveys and a few other expensive solutions.

This our quiz builders do not include such functions as:

Although, if you think we do need such functions, please share your thoughts in the comment section!

If you think that you still need such instrument, could you do me a favor and write a small comment on the bottom of this page – how would you use such quizzes (exams) in your teaching practice? Do you find it an effective testing way? I would appreciate your feedback.

So, as you understood, we are focusing on educational entertainment, especially for kids and middle school students. Teachers and tutors use our quizzes because:

  1. Interactive content is a great way of learning;
  2. Gaming format increases student’s interest in the subject;
  3. The competitive component has a focusing effect;
  4. All quizzes have a great design, which makes the educational process fun and visual;
  5. In contrast to classic exams and tests, quizzes are a no-stress way to check the knowledge and find problem areas that need to be finalized.

Also, since Quizterra is initially built for digital publishers, you can have all the quizzes you make on your own website and capitalize on it as an expert tutor who has an innovative and effective approach to teaching children.

Examples of such educational entertaining content

Let’s take a few examples so you understand what do I mean.

Example #1 – Interesting geography facts

Example #2 – Language learning

Example #3 – Logic quiz

As you can see, we have quite a lot of cool functions that you can use to make your students happy. This is a list of some features that you can use:

  1. Add images, gifs, schemes, graphs, and videos to questions and answers;
  2. Vary types of questions using 8+ different types of answers;
  3. Limit the time to answer all questions;
  4. Add as many questions, answers as results as you want;
  5. Allow students to play your quizzes from smartphones, tablets and desktop PCs – they are optimized for all devices;
  6. Put content to your site if you have one and choose a design template that fits your styles.

And of course, you do not need to install any software, enter any bank card details or sell your soul. We tried to make the process of creating content easy and fun. I hope you try it yourself!

How to create a quiz?

In this blog, we have a detailed step-by-step tutorial with videos on every type of quiz builder.

To sum up, I would recommend 4 types of content that you can use as a teacher. Links will redirect you to the tutorials.

  1. Trivia game – Answering questions, the user chooses from several variants. Only one of the suggested variants is correct. The result of the test is the statistics of the correct answers.
  2. Personality quiz – Answering questions, the user chooses one of several variants. The result of the test is the result that most closely matches the selected answers.
  3. True-False quiz – The author creates beautifully animated cards with questions. The user chooses one of 2 variants (true or false) and the card flips showing the right answer.
  4. Guess a word – For the specified number of attempts, the user must write the word conceived by the author. The user`s task is to solve the riddle, having spent the smallest possible number of hints and attempts.

I will stop here and ask for your opinion in comments again – will you try using quizzes in your content? What do you think about the examples I provided? If you have any questions, suggestions or other feedback – I will be happy to discuss it here.

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