Suppose that you have already started to create a quiz, but you could not find existing suitable questions from the database. You have decided to create one or more brand new questions of your own. Here is where you will start:
If you author quizzes in Yacapaca, you will know that the system automatically randomises both the sequence of questions and the sequence of options within those questions. I get a steady trickle of requests to enable teachers to control the sequence both of questions and of options. In my opinion, this would be a massively retrograde step.
That is not to say that linear presentation has no benefits. The two most-often cited are that Continue reading →
How much difference does two years of education really make? Not to specific taught subjects, but to a child’s overall preparedness for the world?
To find out, I analysed the global results from our 2020 Topical Christmas Quiz. I looked at the average result per year group for each of the Gap Analysis categories. Here’s what I found out.
Do you see it? Two years of mental development has had no impact at all on your students’ knowledge of popular culture. But – just look at the other end of the graph! Knowledge of World Affairs more than doubled, from 20% to 42%. Similar story with Science, Covid-19 and Politics.
Someone is extending these young peoples’ horizons massively beyond movies and hit singles. And, if you are a teacher, I think that someone is you.