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Microsoft Forms TechnoTrivia Project! Just Released

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Great news! TechnoKids has just published a new version of TechnoTrivia for Microsoft Online users. Google Apps users have already been able to use this project to create fun quizzes but now it has been updated for Microsoft Forms as well.

As part of Office 365, Microsoft Forms is an online survey creator. Students and teachers can use it to make quizzes, polls, and surveys with automatic marking. They can write a variety of question types, include pictures and video, set a scoring system, generate an answer key with helpful feedback, and even export data to Excel to analyze the results.

TechnoTrivia is a great project to introduce these skills. Hook student interest as they make a fun trivia game to play with their friends. The topic may be integrated into curriculum subjects, such as Solar System Challenge or My Country Quiz. Or, it can be based on an area of personal interest – Prove You Are a John Lennon Fan or So You Think You Know Sports.

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Add pictures and a theme to enhance the trivia quiz.

Educational Value of Quiz Creation

Critical thinking skills

Today’s students are avid consumers of technology, but essential learning really takes place when they become creators of technology. Making up survey questions requires the ability to consider another’s background knowledge and interests. In TechnoTrivia, students are challenged to write thought provoking questions to test a player’s knowledge. When students see their peers’ responses, they analyze how to change their quiz to make it easier or more difficult.

Real world application

As students create a quiz and test it out on classmates, family, and friends they get immediate feedback. They can see how their new skills can have a practical purpose. Learning is much more likely to be enhanced if students can see its relevance and everyday applications.

Engage student interest

A quiz with odd, interesting, and/or silly facts is a fun task that appeals to anyone. Taking the role of a quizmaster, students are hooked into entertaining and testing others with a trivia quiz. The variety of questions – multiple choice, true/false, multiple answer, picture, video, and short answer make this project a sure hit with kids.

Consolidate learning

The process of creating quiz questions about a theme or school subject area helps to embed information. Quiz questions can identify learning gaps but also provide a firm foundation in reviewing and preserving critical concepts. The project has many suggestions on how to incorporate a quiz into curriculum. Math Drill and Practice, Who am I?, Art Crawl, Where in the World?, and Spelling Bee are just a few of the quiz integration ideas. See this blog for 20 great teaching ideas for using Forms to make quizzes.

Point of view

Looking at information from a different angle aids in understanding. Thinking about data from the perspective of questioning, students play the role of a teacher or assessor. They build analytical skills. By composing questions, students are much more likely to grasp, absorb, and retain important details. And generating challenging questions is sometimes harder than expected!

Build confidence

The emphasis in TechnoTrivia is not on the scores achieved by players but on creating a fun and entertaining quiz. Students practice rewriting questions to make just the right mix of difficulty – not too easy so that the player loses interest and not too difficult so that they might give up. They also add a range of feedback comments for the player to foster encouragement, to provide additional information, and to praise correct answers. Taking on the role of the quizmaster promotes self-assurance, pride, and responsibility.

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The quiz can be shared using a variety of devices.

Microsoft Forms and TechnoTrivia

Get your students started right away in making their own wacky and informative quizzes. TechnoTrivia includes a Teacher Guide, Student Workbook, assessment tools, flashcards, handouts, and links to lots of sample quizzes.

Ideas for Using Google Forms Quizzes

Integrate Google Forms Quizzes into Learning

Did you know you can create quizzes using Google Forms that automatically calculate a score and report results? You can! Aside from making your own quizzes to test student knowledge, you can have students build their own trivia quizzes. Google Forms Quizzes is a feature that transforms any form into a quiz that includes a point value, answer key, and scoring system.

Making a quiz offers a fun way for students to develop critical thinking, improve information recall, and enhance communication skills. The theme of the trivia can be about a unit of study or based upon personal interest. Integrate the Quiz feature in Google Forms into language arts, mathematics, social studies, geography, history, science, art, music, health, or business studies.

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Integrate Building a Quiz into Learning

20 Teaching Ideas for Google Forms Quizzes

  1. Spelling Bee: Expand vocabulary. Host a competition that has participants identify the definition, find the misspelled word, or spell a term correctly.
  2. Reading Response: Form a connection to text. Respond to a novel or short story. Design a quiz that has readers match a character to a statement, describe the setting, or determine the significance of an event.
  3. Grammar Exercise: Practice grammar skills. Create an activity that challenges classmates to punctuate a sentence, recognize parts of speech, or pick the correct homonym.
  4. Pick Your Own Ending Story: Transform the quiz feature into a short story that has readers pick what happens next. The decision affects the ending.
  5. Drill and Practice: Master basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts. Produce a simple worksheet that has quiz takers choose the correct answer or complete an equation.
  6. Brainteaser: Boost reasoning. Construct a brainteaser with word problems or puzzles that test a person’s wit.
  7. Unit Study Guide: Prepare for an upcoming test. Develop a study tool that focuses on the meaning of keywords, recall of essential facts, and the importance of key concepts.
  8. Wacky New Stories: Explore current events. Questions include sensational headlines with information about the news story. Quiz takers must determine if they are true or false.
  9. Civic Pride Contest: Celebrate your country. Invent questions that has fellow citizens label capital cities, finish the national anthem, or select famous places.
  10. Where in the World? Showcase a place. Use map outlines, flags, tourist attractions, and tidbits of information to explore the importance of a location.
  11. Local Legend Quiz: Appreciate your hometown. Invite community members to answer trivia about local sports teams, current events, sites, or personalities.
  12. Who am I? Riddles: Acknowledge significant people and their contributions. Generate riddles using famous quotes, photos, or achievements to provide clues to their identity.
  13. Historical Timeline: Determine the importance of events. Invent a quiz that has history buffs identify dates, sequence events, and pinpoint the cause or effect of an incident.
  14. Research Review: Gain a deeper understanding of scientific concepts. Create a review to help fellow classmates recall experimental steps, results, and meaning of findings.
  15. Art Crawl: Appreciate art. Design a gallery walk that includes questions about famous painters, paintings, and techniques.
  16. Name that Tune: Host a music tournament. Test competitors’ ability to select the correct song line, title, or artist.
  17. Fun Fitness Facts: Challenge fitness fanatics. Ask questions about building strength, muscle anatomy, or improving skills.
  18. Business Marketing: Many companies use quizzes to connect with customers. For example, a gym might post a quiz about health on their blog or a travel agency about a destination on their website. Pretend to be a business owner. Design a quiz related to a product or service.
  19. Battle of the Brains: Design a trivia game that collects the name and email address of participants. Analyze results to declare a winner.
  20. Trivia Game: Collaborate to invent a game to entertain your friends. Select team members with unique areas of knowledge. Divide quiz into categories using sections. Each team member creates questions for their specific category based on their specialized expertise.
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Teaching Ideas for Building a Trivia Quiz

Google Forms Quizzes and TechnoTrivia

Do you want to learn how to build a quiz? TechnoTrivia is a project developed by TechnoKids Inc. that includes step-by-step instructions. Activities have students formulate questions, create an answer key, and customize quiz settings. Learn more about TechnoTrivia.

Google Forms Quiz NEW! TechnoTrivia

Learn How to Make a Quiz in Google Forms

Use TechnoTrivia activities to make a quiz in Google Forms. Elementary and middle school students create a trivia game. They formulate questions to test friends’ knowledge about a topic. By setting the answer key an automated system calculates points and sends quiz results.

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Learn how to make a quiz in Google Forms

Make Learning Fun

TechnoTrivia includes extension activities. Challenge your students to host a Battle of the Brains, team up to build a Trivia Game, or make a Pick your Own Ending story. As well, additional activities explain how to include a video or manually mark a short answer question. Discover how creative your students can be when using Google Forms!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Integrate Google Forms into learning. The theme of the trivia can be about a unit of study or based upon personal interest. Your students will:

  • Plan and organize ideas
  • Formulate thought-provoking questions
  • Research to fact-check information
  • Build a trivia quiz and set the answer key
  • Set a suitable point value for questions
  • Provide feedback with helpful information
  • Automatically calculate point score
  • Host a trivia event and invite respondents
  • Analyze trivia quiz responses

View a Sample Quiz Made in Google Forms

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Take the Wacky Animal Quiz

In TechnoTrivia your students learn how to formulate questions, create an answer key, and customize quiz settings. They ask a range of question types including multiple choice, checkboxes, and dropdown. A point value is applied to each question. The value can be the same for each question or increase based on the difficulty level. Feedback is added for incorrect and correct answers to offer quiz takers encouragement or additional information. Students learn how to set the quiz to automatically calculate a score and report the results.

About TechnoTrivia Technology Project

When you order TechnoTrivia, you receive a teacher guide, digital student worksheets, and customizable resources. Additional materials such as sample quizzes, assessment tools, and enrichment activities support learning. The activities are ideal for elementary or middle school students.