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Quiz & Polling Tools
5 to test drive
media center uses
more to explore
Do you have other favorite online quiz or polling tools, examples, or ideas for using them in the library media center? Share them
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What are quiz and polling tools?
Media Center Uses
Five to Test Drive
More to Explore
Surveys & Polls
Online Review Activities & Quizzes
What are quiz and polling tools?
Whether assessing student achievement or gathering information to help evaluate your program and services, information is power. What was once relegated to pencil and paper can now be done easily online with free and easy to use online quiz and polling tools.
Online quiz tools let you, your teachers and your students create multiple choice, matching, short answer, and other question formats for students to assess their own abilities to master the information or for you to see what students have learned and what needs to be reviewed and taught in a different way.
Online polling tools help you gather opinions, collect votes, and see and share results immediately.
Media Center Uses
School library media specialists are using online quiz and polling tools to:
survey teachers about technology needs
survey teachers about staff development topics
survey parents for input on a school improvement plan
survey students to assess interest in topics and titles
help teachers set up polls
help students design and implement polls to gather data for projects
gather input from staff
determine what and why students read
survey students on Internet usage
survey administrators about library media programs, policies and procedures
assess collection needs
determine user satisfaction and areas for improvement
evaluate collaborative planning sessions
evaluate effectiveness of lessons
evaluate effectiveness of staff development sessions
evaluate effectiveness of author visits, teleconferences, guest speakers, special events
evaluate impact and quality of bookfairs
evaluate use of online databases
evaluate web page content and usability
collect student evaluations of titles
gather data for action research
help students review materials before tests
provide online self-directed learning games and activities
teach students about online polls for gathering data
strengthen students' vocabulary
gauge knowledge, use and proficiency of teachers' skills in technology and information literacy
administer quizzes to students
create "word of the day" quizzes
collect votes for library assistants club officers
collect votes for state reading program titles, children's choice, etc.
conduct straw polls for elections--national, state, local
collect opinions from colleagues on titles, jobbers, publishers, etc.
collect votes for anything
help with student council elections
review information skills
provide independent skill activities for use in the classroom, at home, or in the library media center
conduct elections for state and/or local professional associations' officers and board members
compare perceptions of services and programs by different groups--students, parents, teachers, administrators
gather data for monthly and annual reports
gathering data to guide evidence driven practices
provide content review and skill assessment activities
identify a student's strengths and weaknesses
provide information and resources
provide practice, simulations, and other learning activities
provide drill and practice to establish lower order thinking skills in order to build on those with higher order thinking skills
Five to Test Drive
The five most popular quiz and/or polling tools are:
(fee-based membership) Templates for creating 16 types of interactive online activities, including flash cards, word search, battleship, challenge board, and cloze exercises. Online testing tools that allow you to create quizzes, grade them with computer assistance, and receive detailed reports on student performance. You can also create online surveys for gathering student and teacher feedback. Even without membership, you can
search the database of shared online activities and quizzes
in more than 150 categories created by educators. A few of the hundreds of information literacy, technology literacy and reading examples from Quia's shared resources:
Harry Potter Challenge, Book 1
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
All About AR: A Review of AR Terms
Analog or Digital?
Copyright and Plagiarism Quiz
Library Lingo (Extreme Level)
Save Yourself from the Library's Hangman
Basic Dewey Decimal System
(Concentration Game) ----->
This quiz creator allows you to design multimedia quizzes in different formats including multiple choice, true/false, and short answer and in different languages. Quizzes are graded automatically, and results can be analyzed in multiple formats, including by class, student, and question. Reports can be saved, printed or downloaded in an Excel file.
(formerly MyStudyio) "At Quiz Revolution you can create interactive quiz content for your website or blog quickly and easily. Simply add your own content to our DIY (Do-It-Yourself) quiz templates and create a customized quiz for your audience. After you’ve created your quiz, copy and paste a few lines of HTML into your website and you’re ready to go!" One version allows users to add their own questions and answers to the quiz. You can also use quizzes that others have created and made public. You can insert images, videos, sounds and choose the "skin" or look of the quiz and provide feedback. Lots of options! Take the
Quiz created with MyStudiyo for this WebTools4U2Use wiki
! (Free trial, but unfortunately no longer totally free.)
Create flash games/quizzes that can also be downloaded and played off-line. A library of games created by others is also available. Tools include:
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Speed Match Review
Flash Board Game >>
automates and streamlines online test creation, distribution and evaluation/scoring.
When you want to relax, what is your favorite kind of book to read?
Select from over a dozen types of questions (multiple choice, rating scales, drop-down menus, and more..). Options allow you to require answers to any question, control the flow with custom skip logic, and even randomize answer choices to eliminate bias. Distribute survey or poll via email or your own website.
Free flash poll widget for blogs and websites
(fee-based) is a Web based
service that allows users to submit votes via SMS, the web, and Twitter. Results can be instantly integrated into Powerpoint.
Create this or that quizzes.
Note: Library media specialists also report using built-in survey and quiz tools in WebCT, Blackboard and
, online course development and delivery tools and with their
More to Explore
Surveys & Polls
Create a list and let others rank the items on it. You can also participate in the public ranking polls.
allows short answers to a single question and creates a word cloud of the top 25 words submitted. Easy to create and embed. See the
in this wiki for an example.
Custom polling tool for your website
is a free polling service that allows anyone to create a poll to use on any blog or website. Updates are showin immediately.
uses the web to propose a question and get input from users to help make a decision of any kind.
can be used to poll people about preferences: where to meet, what topics are of interest, etc.
Easy to use polling tool or group decision maker...can use images! (Which logo is best, etc.)
is a good tool for quickly creating surveys that offer multiple response formats. Many free survey programs only allow one type of response format, multiple choice or text.
allows you to combine both formats in one survey.
is a new and extremely easy application that lets you create a very simple poll. No registration is required, and you can post the link to the poll on a teacher/student website/blog, or embed it there.
allows you to design online surveys, collect responses from the visitors of your blog or website, analyze them and finally present the survey results - all using only your web browser and for free. Add sound, images, or video to your polls/surveys; has a variety of ways to see your results; and many different formats to show your survey.
The Free Site
Free Website Polls
is a tool you can use to create free web-based polls. You can also embed the polls in your classroom websites using the generated HTML code.
- from Google (of course). Easy to create. Answers go directly to a spreadsheet.
(download software, online activites)
is a free versatile online form creator. Create surveys, polls, anything. WYSIWYG. Tutorial available at the stie, too.
allows you to easily create quizzes and share them with others. You can also use it as a tool to garner student feedback around a given topic.
Free tools for creating and analyzing web-based surveys. No advertising. No limits. Embeddable. Many great features, and YES! Free.
Easy to use polling tool.
Ask multiple questions, and people taking the poll can provide multiple answers.Unlimited number of polls and questions.
Quick and easy way to collect data online. Includes skip logic, formatting, and other nice features. You can reuse the same poll with multiple audiences.
allows you to create your own free polls and you can customize them the way you want without having to sign up.
Create a good looking poll or survey with different types of questions. No registration required.
Easiest to use poll creator I've seen. Type your question and possible answers. Done.
ProProfs Quiz School>
QuizSnack is an to use online poll & survey tool, allowing you to create polls and questionnaires without having to learn complicated software. Also, the reporting is very simple and straightforward, with results being displayed in real-time.
Can be used for quizzes, polls, lists, and feedback on articles. Very visual. Let's you search for images within the tool AND provides credit. This poll was created in Riddle.
another basic web tool for creating polls. All you do is fill in the boxes and you are go to go. No registration needed.
While not exactly a polling tool
could be used that way. It offers a variety of "ratings" tools: sliders, stars and user-customized enhancements that allow users to rate anything while you collect fee ratings on one central site. Rating can be public or private.
is a pretty basic tool that you can use to instantly create unlimited polls and get unlimited responses. You can embed the HTML code of the poll you created into your classroom blog and let your students share their responses.
offers 25 types of questions, to choose from, including all new Star Rating and Image question types
a polling tool that also shows real-time mapping...where did the votes come from?
Unlimited surveys, questions, and responses and many templates from which to choose
Design and deliver surveys on any device.
Customize your surveys with over 150+ themes. Customize questions by changing colors, backgrounds, fonts or embedding videos from YouTube and Vimeo. Add skip logic to your survey.
Ask a question. Brainstorm. Vote.
surveys leverage the beauty of modern website design by focusing on clean and simple. The survey creation process is straightforward and quick to grasp. The surveys are highly visual.
is a free and simple polling service that can be used on any blog or website. The polls you create can have multiple questions, but they must be "yes or no" questions.
is a free service for creating polls for your blog or website.
Create polls, track current results of polls you've voted in, get email alerts for your favorite topics, and much more...
a free web based survey tool
Create, share, modify polls and quizzes.
you can create a simple one question survey or one line event invitation
is a free service for creating polls for your blog or website. Type your question, enter your answer choices, select a background color, and specify the width of your polling widget.
Word Search Labs
will let you create a word search puzzle from your own vocabulary words...lots of options to choose from, too!
Online Review Activities & Quizzes
makes it easy to create bingo cards. You can generate hundreds of random cards and print them using the printer-friendly PDF (with no ads or watermarks). You can also save paper (and waste electricity instead) by playing your bingo game online (it works on the iPad).
Create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips. Your quizzes can be about anything of your choosing. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then answer a multiple choice question about the clip. Viewers know right away if they chose the correct answer or not. (
Free Tech for Teachers
includes 30+ widget types that you can choose from to review content and check student progress. Customize them with your own content in a few clicks, using our powerful - yet simple - widget builder tool.
Make and share flashcards to help students review information. Three modes available: see question and answer side-by-side, see question but not answer (like traditional flash cards), fill in the answer.
Quiz generator with some nice options like setting time limits, randomizing the questions, and having results emailed to you
offers a variety of tools but includes several different game templates that you can use, such as Post It and the Dustbin game. Games can be saved and linked to, or embedded.
Online flashcards - for your smartphone, too!
provides templates that allow anyone to generate their own e-Learning quizzes, games and applications through their custom software.
Create Your Own Word Scramble
allows you to create Word Scramble puzzles using your words and share with others, too.
Create Your Own Word Search Puzzle
from your vocabulary words and share with others or use one someone else has created
Crossword Puzzle Maker
lets you create a simple crossword puzzle from your vocabulary words
Discovery Education Puzzle Maker
Discovery Quiz Center
you can create multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer and true and false questions all on the same test. You can also insert instructions and divide your test into multiple sections. Generate alternate versions, too.
Online flashcard creator. Import them. Export them. Keeps statistics for you.
Create a Jeopardy-like game or find one that someone else has created.
ESLVideo Quiz Builder
Create quizzes for free videos from YouTube, Google Video, blip.tv, and other video hosting websites or use quizzes designed by others. (Designed for ESL students, but useful for all)
Create, Store, and Print worksheets, studysheets, exams and quizzes online.
Game style quiz maker for teachers.
Although the board looks like Jeopardy, students do not have to answer in the form of a question. Use the boards in place of flash cards, and students can connect to your board anywhere they have Internet access. (Named one of AASL's
Best Sites for Teaching and Learning
Create quizzes and flashcards or search the database for some that others have created.
Create online quizzes with this easy to use tool. Explore quizzes--both serious and fun--created by owthers.
Make, use and share study lists and flashcards.
(download software, online activities) You can have a look the tutorials
nteractive Word Search Creator
Type in (or cut and paste) your key words or text passage, select your desired options and click to produce a professional looking, printable worksheet version of your wordsearch. You can also select other options such as adding a CLOZE passage or word definitions. You can also create an interactive version of the puzzle to use on your whiteboard or to add to your
lets you easily grab images off the web (or upload your own) and create quizzes with them. No registration is required to create or take them, and there are quite a few already there. (via @LarryFerlazzo)
allows you to easily create jeopardy games without using PowerPoint templates. The process is very simple and does not require any fees, registration or software download. To create a Jeopardy template, click on “ Start Building” button in the home page. Type in a password for your template so you will be able to edit it later on. Next, use the editor to customize your template the way you want. (
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys (which we call Kahoots) using any device with a web browser… including a laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone or PC and more.
Create interactive activities, crosswords and quizzes and share them online.
Quiz from learning Impulse
offers a free tool that will let you create your own interactive games and quizzes. It will keep track of your students' scores for you, too.
Create and share flashcards.
is a slideshow presentation tool that allows you to build in quiz questions.
Create free quizzes, polls and flashcards.
is a website for engaging learners through creating and playing games.As a teacher you can use PurposeGames to create a variety of game-based quizzes. Some of the options you have include:Image Quizzes; Multiple Choice Quiz; Image shape quiz. (
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
from Discovery Education helps you reate and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists. You can’t save the puzzles and link to them – but you could screenshot them (or save the png file it creates) and insert as an image. Alternatively print them out as worksheets.
lets you deliver instant assessments for personalised learning on any computer, tablet or smartphone. You can create your own assessments, use one that a colleague has shared with you, or pick one from a growing library of public curriculum based quizzes.
allows you to
create quizzes and assess your students' learning. The basic free version allows you to create only 6 quizzes but you can go unlimited for $10 per month.
Make a quiz for your blog or website.
Create your own quiz game or use one create by others.
enables trainers and educators to easily create
with images, sounds, narrations and Flash animations for online use and offers flexible
toolkit. (Free trial)
, you can create, administer and grade quizzes online. It also provides instant feedback.
is a free tool for creating online quizzes. The best feature of Quizdini is that you can create explanations of the correct answer for your students to view immediately after trying each question in your quiz. Your explanation can include text and or links to online resources like videos and images. Quizdini quizzes can be created in a traditional linear format or in a matching format that asks students to pair answers to terms. (
Free Technology for Teachers
make quizzes that can be completed by your students online..
You can also upload pictures, spreadsheets, excel or word documents. You can customize the background and make the quiz look more professional.
Quizzes are automatically graded for you. All the quiz results are analyzed and aggregated in easy-to-read reports.
A free multiplayer classroom quiz and review tool. Choose from many already online, or dreate your own.
offers tools for students to make flashcards, practice spelling, play learning games, test their knowledge, collaborate with other students, and more.
lets you create multiple choice quizzes. You can add pictures or links to your quizzes. When you finish, you simply cut and paste it to your web page.
Create a printable online quiz in minutes. Keep it private or share!
, customize, share and score quizzes in real time.
QuizSnack is an to use online poll & survey tool, allowing you to create polls and questionnaires without having to learn complicated software. Also, the reporting is very simple and straightforward, with results being displayed in
eal-time.You can the looks of your poll and survey widgets, create polls and surveys in any language you wish, embed your quizzes in your website, store your data securely for an indefinite amount of time, export your data as CSV for spreadsheets.
Create, embed and share your own quizzes on any device.
Can be used for quzzes, polls, lists, and feedback on articles.
Sharendipity lets you create custom tools and games for students and teachers to learn, explore, and collaborate.
(Virtual Learning Environment) will help you create classes, design tests, quizzes and/or exams and assign those tests to any of the created classes or students. Students will be able to login and take only the tests, quizzes, or exams that the teacher assigns to them.
View a visual representation of student assessment data quickly and easily with this tool.
Create flashcards and study notes. Can be used on mobile phone and imported from Evernote.
Students and teachers can enter flashcards on the site and then the site automatically generates other activities to help students study. Activities include tests and quizzes, matching, crossword, hangman, etc.
Super Teacher Tools
offers a variety of review games, classroom management software, and other miscellaneous tools for educators. Home of the Jeopardy Review Game, which is very popular.
creates simple quizzes, tests, and surveys for you to use with your students. Testmoz will supply you with reports on student progress, which can be used to individualize instruction, for reteaching, and adjusting your lessons. (via @edutech20)
Write your own questions, or customize any quiz from our extensive library. You'll be able to mark your quiz as a collaborative quiz and invite students to add questions to it."
Timed Quiz Generator
(how many x's can you name in z minutes type quizzes)
is an online quiz tool where you can write quizzes and find quizzes that your students can use.
Create, share, modify polls and quizzes.
Create and share study notes, flashcards, outlines
Create and share all kinds of digital worksheets and assessments.
Word Search Maker
Makes those word search puzzles for you! Enter your vocabulary and choose from the options.
Enter information once and it gives you a variety of interactive games to play. View and play those created by others. Embed your games, too.
Surveys and polls:
Five Guiding Principles for Creating Online Surveys
How to Create a Good Survey
Tips for Selecting an Online Survey Tool
Using online activities and quizzes for learning:
Develop Meaningful Activities and Learning Experiences
Quia Web Tour
about using polls and quiz tools in libraries and school library media centers, see:
Polls and surveys:
Achieving Exemplary School Libraries
Collecting Data: Templates and Resources for the School Library Media Center
Creating Online Learning Using Riddle
Evaluating the School Library Media Center
Evaluating Your School Library Media Program: Information IS Power
Florida Media Quarterly
, Spring 2007. Click "Open Publication" below to read in
Six Tools for Creating Classroom Quiz Games - A Comparison Chart
The Evidence-Based Manifesto for School Librarians
Indiana Learns: Data Driven Practice
K-12 Annual Report Templates and Examples
Surveying the Landscape
Web-Based Surveys: Changing the Survey Process
What Gets Measured Gets Done
Using online activities and quizzes:
Florida Media Quarterly
, Spring 2007
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is an excellent web-based source of rubrics for any project or topic.
Search by the specific type of rubric you want, or make your own!
Another good source of ready-made rubrics is
. If you can't find what you want, you can create your own or modify an existing one. iRubrics can be embedded in webpages or wikis, too.
You might also want to explore
Project Based Learning Checklists
from 4Teachers.org. To make a project checklist for your students, choose the grade level for the type of project you want your students to do. You can choose from writing, presentation, multimedia or science projects. Then choose from a list of project guidelines and add your own if you'd like,
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