If you are like me and enjoy throwing some fun and engaging review activities into your lesson plans, look no further because I got you covered.
I have collected my favorite FREE review websites for any test or quiz you may have coming up.
Want to gamify your quiz? This website is a personal favorite of mine and it is always a hit with my students. Quizizz is free for educators but can be upgraded to a paid version (Super Quizizz) for more features. Create your own custom quiz or search from the many quizzes already created in all content areas. Teachers can either choose a live quiz where students can move at their own pace or instructor pace. There is also an assign homework option where teachers can share the link right to Google Classroom for students to complete later that day or at home. Once the teacher has chosen a quiz, students will type in a unique code and wait until all players have joined or until the teacher has started the quiz. Students will individually answer questions to climb to the top of the leader board. Throughout the game students can earn fun rewards but they will have to play to find out what they are! At the end of each game, the teacher will receive a report of how students preformed. Use it as data for your next lesson or take it as a grade.
2. Quizlet Live
Did you know that Quizlet has a collaboration portion where students can work together to answer multiple choice questions? When I think about Quizlet I think about making flashcards and independently studying. Once I found out that there was a collaboration quiz feature, I saw its full potential. Teachers can login for free and create their own study set or search for one in the online library. I like using this website to practice vocabulary words or reviewing states and capitals. Students will type in the given code to join the quiz. Once logged in, they can study while others join. When the teacher starts the quiz, the students are immediately grouped. I usually have students gather shoulder to shoulder in desks or on the floor because they will have to be able to see each others screens while they play. The quiz will start and the questions will appear on each of the students screens but the answers will be dispersed amongst the group. The students will have to collaborate to see which student has the correct answer. If the correct answer is chosen the students will climb the leader board. Each quiz is only 12 questions but if a group chooses the wrong answer, they go back to the starting line. I always tell my students that team work makes the dream work!
This is a newly discovered website for me and it is a lot of fun for my students. Teachers can create or explore sets to play and decide if students are going to play against one another or play solo. Choose between a variety of games and see a brief description to the right upon selecting. There will be different settings that can be selected depending on the game chosen. Students will join using a game code. The goal of the game will be different. In my favorite game, Gold Quest, students will earn gold and the one with the most gold at the end of the game wins. During the game, students can steal others gold if they choose the lucky chest. I like this game because everyone has a chance to win. It’s not always the top or smartest students in the class. Definitely a website that you need to check out!
Kahoot will always be a classic. Teachers log in and can choose to create their own Kahoot game or choose from a vase library. You can create a multiple choice or true or false questions. Students compete against one another to be at the top of the leaderboard. The faster and more accurate they are, the more points they will receive. Play this for any subject area and students are bound to have a good time.
Not only is this a fabulous lesson website to create an engaging and interactive lesson but there is a gamify quiz portion that is so much fun. Nearpod is free but there is a paid version that allows you to create and save more lessons. Time to Climb can be embedded into your interactive lesson or can be played stand alone. Students will join using a code. Teachers can choose between 3 to 4 different game themes (backgrounds), live or student paced participation, as well as randomized answers and enable sound for all participants. Students will work independently to climb to the top of the mountain. The more accurate and faster students answer the questions the more they climb up the mountain to the top. The student that reaches the top first wins.
I first heard of this website during my first year of teaching and this is a great website if your school or classroom does not have one-to-one technology. Teachers can create a free account and download the free plicker cards. Choose or create your own quiz and display the questions on your device. Students will then turn their plicker cards so the answer they choose will be facing toward the ceiling. Scan the room using an Ipad or phone and see the results appear on the graph. Reveal the answer and discuss. This is a great way for you to see what concepts students understand and what needs to be practiced more.
All of these websites offer different features to help you plan your next review lesson. I hope this blog post helped in learning which website is best for you and your students. Happy reviewing!