I took a time today to do a quick assessment using www.quizizz.com . I found out about this type of "game" at the workshop I attended last week. This format is very similar to using a Kahoot, with a few differences.
- Kahoot has a two-minute time limit, while Quizizz has a five-minute limit.
- On Quizizz, students are not waiting for each other to complete a question, they are moving at their own pace.
- There is an element of competition, however, there seems to be less stress in that there is more time available and people aren't waiting on you.
I gave it a try and loved it! I will still use Kahoot, don't get me wrong, but the kids were much more relaxed while being able to solve word problems. I used a worksheet called "First Come, First Served" that I have from The Mailbox Teacher Helper from April/May 2013. As usual, the format of an online "game" kept the kids much more engaged than filling out a worksheet.... it also saves paper!