Riddle is a FREE web-based tool that allows users to create opinion polls, lists, quizzes, and personality tests. If you’re familiar with Buzzfeed (your students will be), Riddle allows you to create similar quizzes. It’s a fun and simple formative assessment tool to engage students, gather their opinions, and gauge their understanding.
Cool features of Riddle:
- Templates to help you create quickly
- Embed Youtube videos, and trim them to only the parts you want
- Mobile-friendly, so students can use their smartphones.
- 30 languages available
- Have option to reveal responses immediately or hide them until you’re ready
- Share via hyperlink, social media, or embed into a website
Ideas for using Riddle:
- Create a syllabus quiz or a “getting to know you” survey at the beginning of the semester.
- Have students create lists, such as “Top 10 contributors to global warming,” to help them synthesize content or review for exams.
- Incorporate a poll during class to gauge students’ comprehension of the material so you can adapt your lecture.
- Ask students to create polls or quizzes to engage their classmates during presentations or discussion facilitation.
- Use a quiz at the end of class as an “exit ticket”
- Tufts University created a great quiz called “What Major Are You?“
- This University of Texas professor created a top ten list of things students should know about her and her section of the university’s freshmen book club.
- This quiz is about the “Space Race” between the US and the USSR during the Cold War.