I have tried Google Form Quiz for the past two weeks.
After reflecting on the first lesson, I had made the changes as proposed in my earlier post [Link]
I have seem improvement in their engagement through these little measures. Having set the expectations, the kids would do do their own corrections and try to get as many question right as possible. At least, they spent less time “fooling” around with the computers.
- One pupil exclaimed loudly when he received his score. He has managed to get 50/60 in the first try and this has always been my expectation for them. . He came up to me and told me that was the very first time he had scored 50. Of course, I seized the moment and encouraged him to strive for more 50s. Guess the impact might not be that great if I were to go through the answers with them the very next day. The instant feedback and the computer-generated score might have amplified the impact. #justguessing
- It is telling to see the nicknames they give themselves. Some of them use names like XXX never give up. I then took this opportunity to encourage the students as I reckon that they might need some assurance . Without this info, I would never go up to them personally and encourage them as I might have wrongly assume that they are doing well and do not need much encouragement from the teachers.
- One pupil came up to me and confessed he only scored less than 40 for his quiz. but more than 50 at the second try. I asked him to reflect on what had not gone too well. He articulated that he did not read the question carefully and had been too careless in the first try. This is the affordance of Google Form. Instant feedback allows them to try the second time and make them realize mistake on their own. Possible without technology? I do no think so as humans cannot mark as fast at the computer for sure!