Revolutionizing Education: The Power of Quizzes and New Teaching Methods
You may be wondering what the common thread is between education and quizzes. It's true that from a traditional perspective, these two worlds seem very different. However, new teaching methods are increasingly providing opportunities to connect them. The technological advancements in society have also reached the educational sector, bringing back learning methods that are not only personalized but also interactive and dynamic.
How can we make the most of the contemporary frontiers of education?
In this article, we will explore:
How algor education's playful-competitive quizzes enhance learning
Before diving into quizzes and how to create them with Algor Education, let's quickly review the benefits of introducing a playful-competitive aspect into students' learning journey. Although we've already discussed this in our dedicated article, the accelerated process of gamification has brought to light extremely stimulating educational aspects:
- Quizzes can be proposed in the classroom as game-based learning cooperative activities, promoting group work and peer learning;
- Students have the opportunity to test themselves during the study phase individually, easily obtaining self-directed questions for review;
- The quiz-concept map combination is an excellent strategy for creating simplified assessments, which can also be used as a starting point for accommodations for students whose Personalized Educational Plan (PDP) requires it.
All these benefits, which can also be exploited using analog tools, are now within reach for everyone thanks to the intuitive automatic features of Algor Education. Aiming to empower students on one hand and facilitate teachers' work on the other, our platform offers convenient solutions for creating, customizing, and using quizzes in the educational context.
A step-by-step guide to login and personalize your account
Let's discover together how to make the most of Algor Education quizzes! As a very first step, you will need to log in to your account or create one if you haven't already.
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 in convenient folders, and (if desired) share it with our online community.
Revolutionize your learning with algor education's quick map and ai-powered quizzesThe 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 you want to start with to have questions generated by artificial intelligence.
As you can see in the example, it will be important to type directly "quiz on topic", in order to optimize the steps: in this way, you will avoid having an explanatory map and directly view the test version.
We remind you, of course, that all Algor Education maps are customizable and printable with numerous combinations: the one you see as an example is the default version, but you can choose different colors and fonts to meet all your needs.
How to access quiz answers with the little robot icon
In the same screen as before, by clicking on the little robot icon, you can obtain 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!
The little robot, like a reliable study partner, 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 as you wish. This is how Algor quizzes can transform into an innovative learning tool, catering to individual curiosity and making learning dynamic. In this case, the only caveat is directed at people with ADHD, who are advised not to follow every stimulus and to stay – at least in the initial phase – as closely as possible to what is strictly necessary.
A guide to creating your own questions and answers
If you don't want to "settle" for the first five questions proposed by the automatic map, you have the option to freely create new ones: in this way, you can not only expand the range of knowledge being tested, but also select the most suitable options for you from those displayed.
For these nodes, you can, of course, obtain the answers automatically thanks to the little robot visible on each node.
Master the art of creating customized concept maps with algor education's quizzes
By learning how to set up quizzes with Algor Education, you can then have fun creating your own concept maps or mind maps, first taking advantage of the automatic functions and then using the graphic customization tools that you prefer. To give you a reference and some ideas to start with, we have prepared three examples for you that can be used for various purposes and in different contexts.
(Remember that no content information has been added to any of the following maps: it's all the result of automatic functions!)
Test your understanding with automatic functions and open-ended responses!
In this French Revolution quiz we have:
- Utilized automatic functions to create questions and answers;
- Summarized the answers obtained to create a fill-in-the-blank test starting from three nodes;
- Allowed open-ended responses on the node regarding the main outcomes of the French Revolution;
- Set the layout to be clean and easily overwritable (thanks to the white nodes), yet visually dynamic due to the colored outlines – in such a way that the student can use the quiz as a review sheet in the future.
A dyslexia-friendly tool for effective learning and exam preparation
This concept map, created using the free quiz functions, was designed as an individualized study tool, with a highly readable font for dyslexic individuals and a simple yet impactful layout. Students could use this map to tackle study material (perhaps already explained during lessons), already having central information to focus on during their first reading. As in the previous case, the student can keep this framework and use it as a review material when approaching an assessment - a strategy particularly recommended for those preparing for an end-of-cycle exam.
An automatic map for pythagorean theorem quiz as a dispensatory tool for dyscalculia students.
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 would only need to demonstrate their ability to apply them. A quiz used as a reference sheet has the potential to help students visually reproduce very abstract concepts, possibly working on the print to highlight and facilitate mnemonic activity.