Friday, 11 October 2013

Image Quizzes

No, I don't mean a quiz about images (though if that's what you're looking for, go here, here and here).

Thanks to the ever inspiring Larry Ferlazzo (my hero), I've found this little gem.

Looks like something from 1994 - part of its charm!
Basically, it lets you upload pictures and then make little labelling quizzes. You can either do a labelled image, which has text that needs to be obscured and an unlabelled image, which means you see the word and click on the segment this word represents. There's a video tutorial for both on the page.

This is a simple but quite a powerful tool for rote learning. You could do all sorts of vocabulary exercises, guess the missing parts, even grammar (label the parts of speech for example), if you write your text as an image file.

Let's say, you want the kids to do a little quiz on English breakfast before you start talking about habits. Find a nice little picture on Wikimedia Commons or #ELTpics, fill in the details and then draw around the images to insert labels.

Just click around the segments you want to add a label to. Your lines will be in green. Double click to close the lines.
It's almost impossible to get lost.

Insert a caption.
Your quiz is ready in minutes. IT took me about three minutes to come up with this sample.

After you're done, you can test the quiz and send out the URL. You can also tweet it or post it on Facebook. Your responses are timed
It's got Google+ as well, but who uses that, amiright?

I like the fact that the actual production of the quiz doesn't take long and I appreciate the fact that you don't need to register if you don't want to (I only registered to see what it looks like, otherwise I can create the same quizzes with no data being given out). If you're registered, you can save and delete your quizzes, see who took your quiz, and see your own quiz score. Theoretically that means if your students register, you can see how well they are performing on your own quizzes.

To every up side, there are limitations. It would be great to be able to embed the quiz on your website. Some people might complain about the graphics, but I actually kind of like it. It's a real blast from the past and nostalgia is a most powerful tool.

5 comments :

  1. Hey Lea,

    Great resource - I love Larry's blog. Thanks for posting about your experience with ImageQuiz.

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  2. Hey! very good tool for my kids! thanks for sharing...big hug from Colombia

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  3. Thanks Michael and Hector! Do report back on your experiences with it, it's always good to share.

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  4. Lea, What is the actual website link for this cool tool?

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    1. Jolene, it's http://www.imagequiz.co.uk/ The sample was clickable :) Enjoy the ImageQuiz!

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