Written by: Tony Nguyen, Outreach/Communications Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
Contact Tony at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a creative way to gamify your class? Check our FlipQuiz!
FlipQuiz is a tool created to provide educators with a quick way to create their own gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom (think Jeopardy). These boards may have been created previously on poster board, chalkboard, overhead slides, or even post-it notes. Questions are displayed on-screen with answer reveals and saved for later use. Using FlipQuiz offers another opportunity to interest and engage students during class or review content previously taught.
Using this tool gives you the opportunity for the following:
- Easily edit quiz questions to engage participants.
- Recall and repeat use of your quiz board when needed.
- Access from any location with proper technology.
- Add both questions and answers to your game board allowing students to use the board as an alternative to flash cards.
FlipQuiz offers both Free and Pro Membership Accounts. Pro Membership is fairly affordable at $7/month or $70/year which is cheaper than a monthly Netflix subscription. A comparison chart between Free and Pro Membership was recently created on their blog and is posted below:
Usage and Observations
I decided to test out this product and determine ease of use with a free account. Creating a quiz board is easy and straight-forward. Six categories are available to label. Within each category, five questions and answers are open for users to fill. Users can include links, images, and embed video in either field. This may be helpful in order to provide teachable moments for students during class or to review something previously taught.
After the Quiz Board was created, you have the ability to Edit or Present the board in class.
If you return to FlipQuiz at a later time, your Profile Page will list the Boards you’ve created with options to edit, present, or delete.
Overall, I found this tool incredibly easy to use. The only time consuming part involves determining the category titles, questions, and answers for each of the categories (and if there could be multiple answers for a question). I encourage you to check out FlipQuiz and share your thoughts as well.