A Quiz They Will Want To Take!

Posted by Megan Smith on January 15, 2017 in iPads, Reading, Technology, Techy Stuff, What's New

I try to offer a variety of reading for students – it stretches them to see new things and connects to more kids! Articles, infographics, tweets… if native speakers are reading it, then I’m going to consider using it for my classes. Here’s an interactive reading that has been catching my eye lately. In fact, it is serious click-bait and it gets me every time! ONLINE QUIZZES!

What color is your personality? Are you a taco expert? Which Harry Potter character are you?

Once I see the title… I have to know the answer. Guess what happens if I don’t like the results… yep, I take it again. There are a lot of inappropriate quizzes out there, but if you get the right one, it’s gold. Here’s a quiz I put together for our “Casas” unit. Want to join the fun? Find out…What’s your ideal home?

How do you feel about your results? Would you like to live there?

It’s good for the world language classroom – here’s why. Students are reading and input with the language in context. There is no right answer so you can’t “fail”. Kids are really curious to see what they will get AND what their will friends get. It gives them something to talk about after and they will probably want to take it again.

I made this one to be used with Novice or Intermediate students, but I think it would be even better for students to make one themselves.

This is a real job somewhere you know! Someone is getting paid to make interesting quizzes… why not our students? Challenge them to make a quiz that a native speaker would want to take (not a class vocabulary quiz). It requires language skills, creativity, and cultural knowledge.

What do you think? How would you use it in class?

Ready to make your own? There’s a quick explanation below!

Making a quiz on QZZR.com is pretty easy, but it does take some time to think through the process.

You start with your big question…  What’s your ideal home? What (target language) celebrity should be your best friend?

Then plan out your outcomes… this quiz has 13 (castles, beach houses, yacht)  in a variety of Spanish-speaking cities around the world!

Write a few questions that would help you figure out an outcome… then connect outcomes to each answer.

 

Hope that helps! If you make a great quiz – share it with us all in a comment below!

17 comments for “A Quiz They Will Want To Take!”

  1. Kara Parker says:

    I got- “un apartamento en las montañas Andes de Vitacura, Chile.” Spot on! My niece use to say that she wants to work for Buzzfeed when she grows up.

  2. Elena Boshier says:

    Megan,

    Loved it! Right now I am starting the house unit with my 8th grade Spanish I students. Would it be possible for me to copy the link to your website and share it with my students for them to take the quiz?

    Thanks!

    1. Megan Smith says:

      Use this link…

      https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/311583/cual-es-la-casa-ideal-para-ti

      So glad you liked it… Let me know what the kids think!

  3. Kelly says:

    I love this idea. I am not sure how I will use it yet. FYI- I should live in the Dominican Republic in a simple house. Not surprised by my results.

    1. Megan Smith says:

      Thanks, Kelly! I’d take an ocean view in the D.R. any day!

  4. Ivonne Rovira says:

    This. Is. Brilliant!

    1. Megan Smith says:

      Glad you liked it! What were your results?

  5. Amanda Stenberg says:

    Megan, Thanks for the great idea. I am inspired! Do you happen to know if there is any way to copy quizzes created by others and modify them for our own needs? Thanks for any insight!-Amanda astenberg@moraschools.org

    1. Megan Smith says:

      Hey Amanda! Glad you liked it! No, I don’t think there’s any quick way to share/duplicate a quiz unless it is edited in the original account. Sorry!

    2. Kara Parker says:

      I suggest to send the site that recommendation. If enough ask, they may do it! Or at least it doesn’t hurt… I’ve been trolling Kahoot to put their page in Spanish for awhile. #oneday

  6. Rita says:

    Here is some interesting follow-up. Unfortunately, the amazing, futuristic house on the first page was apparently just a teaser with no connection to the article.
    http://www.dondevive.org/hombres-mas-ricos-del-mundo/
    http://www.dondevive.org/donald-trump/

  7. Frances Santiago says:

    I love this idea.
    I teach Heritage speakers exclusively and I have them write personality tests to practice present tense. We take a bunch of quizzes from Revista Tú and Seventeen en español which I buy every single time I travel anywhere in Latin America in order to do research and to analyze the language used. It doesn’t even feel like work for them. They LOOOOOOVE that unit and they always write the best tests.

    1. Megan Smith says:

      That’s awesome! Good work, Frances!

  8. David says:

    I would be more than alright with a simple house in the DR, great post! Love the idea of using these, and the variety of options you could get in making your own class quizzes. I will for sure bookmark this for my student teaching next year. Thanks!

    1. Megan Smith says:

      Glad you liked it, David!

  9. Aly Jacobs says:

    Thank you ladies so much! I made this quiz for the Spanish 1 shopping unit this morning:

    https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/381011/cual-es-el-conjunto-ideal-para-ti

    What a fun idea! Will definitely be having my students take it and then make some of their own!

    1. Megan Smith says:

      Fun! Thanks for sharing back, Aly!

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