Edutainment – How Teachers
and Tutors use Quizzes?
Let me begin with a short statement. I believe the role of a teacher cannot be underestimated, especially when we are talking about kids. Agree with me or not, I believe that 80% of a person’s future career choice is influenced by their schoolteacher.
A teacher is a person who inspires students and encourages their interest in a subject. Generally, I think you would agree that children’s education is a much more delicate and sensitive activity than just knowledge delivery.
Therefore, nowadays, the term Edutainment is becoming increasingly popular.
Educational entertainment is media designed to educate through entertainment.
Okay, I am a teacher, so can I make a quiz or not?
I wrote this introduction in order to explain the approach that we follow when developing our platform. We do not strive to be an exam-maker, where teachers can create exam forms and traditional tests for students. We are not doing this for two reasons:
- It’s impossible to prevent cheating, and my personal opinion is that trying to handle this problem is a monkey job.
- We cannot create a better exam builder than Google Surveys or other expensive solutions on the market.
Thus, our quiz builder does not include functions like:
- Private access permissions
- Cheating prevention
Although, if you think we do need such functions, please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
If you think that you still need a tool like this, could you do me a favor and write a short comment at the bottom of this page about how you would use such quizzes (exams) in your teaching practice? Do you find it is an effective testing method? I would appreciate your feedback.
So, we are focusing on educational entertainment, especially for kids and middle school students. Teachers and tutors use our quizzes because:
- Interactive content is a great way of learning.
- Gaming formats increase students’ interest in the subject.
- The competitive component has a focusing effect.
- All quizzes have a great design, which makes the educational process fun and visual.
- In contrast to traditional exams and tests, quizzes are a no-stress way to check their knowledge and find problem areas that need to be resolved.
Also, since Quizterra was initially built for digital publishers, you can add all the quizzes you create to your own website and capitalize on it as an expert tutor who has an innovative and effective approach to teaching children.
Examples of such educational entertaining content
Let’s look at a few examples so you understand what I mean.
Example #1 – Interesting geography facts
Example #2 – Language learning
Example #3 – Logic quiz
As you can see, we have quite a lot of cool functions that you can use to make your students happy. This is a list of some features that you can use:
- Add images, GIFs, schemes, graphs and videos to questions and answers.
- Vary the types of questions using eight+ different types of answers.
- Limit the time available to answer all the questions.
- Add as many questions, answers and results as you want.
- Allow students to take your quizzes on their smartphones, tablets and desktop PCs – our quizzes are optimized for all devices.
- Put content on your site (if you have one) and choose a design template that fits your style.
And of course, you do not need to install any software, enter any bank details or sell your soul. We have tried to make the process of creating content as easy and fun as possible. I hope you try it yourself!
How to create a quiz?
On this blog, we have detailed step-by-step tutorials with videos on every type of quiz builder.
To sum up, I would recommend four types of content that you can use as a teacher. Links will redirect you to the tutorials.
- Trivia game – Answering questions, the user chooses from several variants. Only one of the suggested variants is correct. The result of the test corresponds to the number of correct answers.
- Personality quiz – Answering questions, the user chooses one of several variants. The result of the test is the one that most closely matches the selected answers.
- True or false quiz – The author creates beautifully animated cards with questions. The user chooses one of two variants (true or false) and the card flips to reveal the right answer.
- Guess a word – For the specified number of attempts, the user must write the word conceived by the author. The user’s task is to solve the riddle using the smallest possible number of hints and attempts.
I will stop here and ask for your opinion in the comments section again. Would you try out using quizzes in your content? What do you think about the examples I provided? If you have any questions, suggestions or other feedback, I am happy to discuss it here.