Saturday, 2 April 2011

A Google Docs Quiz

Reading Place
Photo on Filckr by Erich Ferdinand

Free Tools Challenge #2 was to create a multiple choice quiz using Google Docs.

I normally use ProProfs when I want to create multiple choice exercises. I like ProProfs: the quizzes are easy to make, easy to embed, they look nice on your blog or wiki page and students immediately know what their result is and where they made a mistake. And, you can search ProProfs for quizzes other teachers made and share them with your students. However, it was time to try something new.

I love Google - from Gmail to Chrome to Blogger I am a Google girl. However, that doesn't apply to Google Docs. I simply never bothered to learn how to use Docs. Which is a pity, I suppose.

Well, this is a start. Not much of a start, since I only created one quiz. Here it is:

It looks nice doesn't it? And if you want to find out how well you did it, here is the link to the text where I found these particular words.

I like the idea of using a multiple choice quiz as an introduction into a Reading Comprehension exercise, the way I did here. A quiz can spark the students' interest in the text and make them want to read in order to find out whether they were right or not.

Google Docs have some obvious advantages. They can be edited over and over. Questions can be changed, deleted or added. They are collaborative, which means that different people can add questions to your quizzes, including the students themselves.

If you want to learn how to make these quizzes, check the tutorial in the Free Tools Challenge blog. I have also found a great tutorial here.

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Nina Lyulkun said...

Dear Natasa,

Thank you very much for sharing this Google.doc tool. I haven't known about it. Though, I love to created excercises like this. I used to make excercises with HotPot mostly.

It's a great pleasure to learn from you.

Natasa said...

Thank you Nina. It is good to see you. I like HotPot too. I suppose it all depends on what sort of quiz you want to create and where you want to post it. It is good to try out different alternatives.


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