Updated for 2018
Three Xmas quizzes to lighten up the end of term, graded easy, difficult and fiendish.
For extra student competitiveness, make sure to set up teams and to display the Teams Whiteboard (from Assignments->Results dropdown) whilst each quiz is running.
And after you have run them, why not share results with the class using the Results Whiteboard?
If you are new to Yacapaca and don't have a subscription, you can assign up to 250 quiz runs per month for free. You may want to override the default of two quiz runs per assignment in order that more students can participate.
Xmas Short Story Competition: The elf who did not want to help
Want something a little more meaty than a quiz? Try this whole-class activity, which takes 30 minutes. Students write a story and then mark each other using comparative judgements. You get instant grading and a complete view of all entries and peer feedback. Watch the video below to understand how it works.
To run the competition:
- Assign as normal.
- Show students the 2-minute introduction video below, so they know how it works.
- When students are ready, click the Start button in the Assignments list. Make sure you have enough time; an SPA cannot be stopped half way through. You can adjust the time allowed at the start point, but not after.
- Students will work through a 3-step process of write|judge|vote.
- When they are finished, you can access their answers from the Assignments list. Answers are ranked by the process but these ranks do not correlate direct to grades.
Structured Peer Assessment intro for students (also on YouTube here).
With thanks to: David Baron, Stuart Forsyth, Joseph Rowe, Sarah Gregory, Eric Brackenridge ,Nitesh Joshi, Beth Evans, Stuart Henderson, Selwyn Lespoir and Ian Grove-Stephensen for contributing quiz questions.