Creating Quizzes with Algor Education
Caption: Algor Education login screen, where you can create a new profile or log in (including through the Google shortcut).
Once you have created your account, you will gain access to your personal area, where you can not only start exploring Algor's features but also save your work, organize it into convenient folders, and optionally share it with our online community.
Setting up the quick map as a quiz
The feature we are focusing on today is the quick map, which also includes the tool specifically designed for creating original quizzes. When you click on the "Quick Map" option (indicated by the robot icon), you can enter the topic from which you want to start and have questions generated by artificial intelligence.
Caption: Clicking on "Quick Map" brings up this box, where you enter the command "quiz" followed by the desired topic.
We would like to remind you that all Algor Education maps are customizable and printable with numerous combinations. The example you see is the default version, but you can choose different colors and fonts to meet all your needs.
Caption: Example of a basic quiz created on volcanoes with Algor Education.
Getting the answers
In the same screen as before, by clicking on the little robot icon, you can get the answers to the question posed in that node. We remind you that these operations will require AI credits, but don't worry: we have already written a guide for you (available here) on what they are, how to accumulate them, and how they work!
Focus on the answers given by Algor's automatic feature to the first question of the quiz.
The little robot, like a reliable study companion, is set to offer - when possible - five questions and/or five answers for each command entered, but of course, you can further expand the results obtained at your discretion. This is indeed how Algor quizzes can become an innovative learning tool, responding to individual curiosity and making learning dynamic. In this case, the only caveat is addressed to people with ADHD, whom we recommend not to follow every stimulus and remain - at least in the initial phase - as closely aligned as possible to what is strictly necessary.
Expanding the quiz map
If you don't want to "settle" for the first five questions proposed by the automatic map, you have the possibility to freely create new ones: this way, not only can you expand the range of knowledge put to the test, but also select which options are most suitable for you among those displayed.
Focus on the questions created by the automatic feature. The yellow node was added by the user to obtain more questions on the topic being discussed.
For these nodes, you can, of course, also obtain the answers automatically thanks to the little robot that can be seen on each node.
Set of new questions created on the same topic.
Some examples of quizzes created with Algor Education
By learning how to set up quizzes with Algor Education, you can then have fun creating your own maps, first using the automatic functions and then the graphic customization tools that you prefer. To give you a reference and some starting points, we have prepared three examples for you that can be used with different objectives and in different contexts.
(Remember that no informational content has been added to any of the following maps: it's all the result of the automatic functions!)
A quiz for verification and review
In this quiz about the French Revolution we have:
- Used the automatic functions to create the questions and answers;
- Summarized the obtained answers to create a fill-in-the-blank test starting from three nodes;
- Allowed for open response freedom on the node regarding the main results of the French Revolution;
- Set the layout in a way that makes it clean and easily writable (thanks to the white nodes), but still visually dynamic with colored borders - so that the student can use the quiz as a review card in the future.
Example of a quiz about the French Revolution created with Algor that can be offered in class as a collective review opportunity.
A quiz to approach the text
This map created by freely using the quiz functions is intended as an individualized study tool, with a highly readable font for dyslexic people and a simple yet impactful layout. Students could use this map to approach the study material (perhaps already explained during lessons), having central information to focus on during the first reading. As in the previous case, the student can keep this framework and use it as review material as the test approaches – a strategy especially recommended for those approaching an end-of-cycle exam.
Quiz as dispensatory measures
This automatic map created from a quiz on the Pythagorean theorem could be used as a dispensatory tool by students with dyscalculia, who would thus be relieved from memorizing specific formulas and only have to demonstrate their ability to apply them. A quiz used as a formulary has the potential to help students visually reproduce very abstract concepts, possibly working on printing to highlight and facilitate mnemonic activity.