Wednesday, August 19, 2009

PowerPoint Quiz


















Hello everyone,

I am shocked! I had no idea that it was possible to create quizzes with PowerPoint. What a great idea. According to Russel (2007) there will be; "No more mundane quizzes for your class. Add a little something extra to your multiple choice quizzes by using an interactive PowerPoint presentation." I believe that this would be a very enjoyable process for learners. Either the whole class could be involved and the learners would be able to select the answers with the Interactive WhiteBoard. Alternatively, learners could undertake the test on their own computers by themselves.

I created the following quiz for my year 2 prac class about Australian animals. Here is the URL:

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b0e7cee854d1156975a4fc82078ae6c8e04e75f6e8ebb871

The learners really loved being able to use a computer to answer questions. I had decided to allow each learner to work on their own quiz through taking turns. There aren't enough computers in the classroom for all of the learners so I just used what we had  (Spender & Stewart, 2002). I am discovering that this is part of what makes a great teacher, it's not what you have, but how you use it. They were all really engaged and enjoying themselves. They seemed to forget that it was a quiz! I already know that nearly all of the learners in the class are interested in technology, and particularly PowerPoints, so this really turned out to be an amazing learning experience. 

Thanks,

Kira.


References


Russell, W. (2007). PowerPoint Template- Multiple Choice Quizzes. Retrieved August 16, 2009, from http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/classrooms/ss/mc_quiz_templ.htm

Spender, D. & Stewart, F. (2002). Embracing e-learning in Australian schools. Sydney: Commonwealth Bank. Retrieved August 16, 2009, from https://www.bssc.edu.au/public/learning_teaching/research/embracing%20e-Learning%20000-731.pdf




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