Filling the Gap Between Kahoot and an LMS

Here’s a problem I face and I know many other teachers face:

Kahoot, Quizziz, and similar games are popular because they offer a fun way to review facts and figures with students. And while those games do have space for open-response questions, those questions can take away the “fun factor” of the games.

Putting short prompts in Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams can be a good way to have students write responses to review questions and reflection questions. The problem is that as soon as those become an “assignment” some students look at it as a chore and take a “just get it done” approach instead of thinking about what they’re writing.

The solution I’m trying:

Ziplet is an online tool that lets you create an online classroom to post questions for your students to respond to with emojis, with words, or by selecting an answer choice. You can let your students respond anonymously or require them to identify themselves.

What Ziplet offers that is somewhat unique is the option to respond directly to individual students even when they are responding to a group survey. The purpose of that feature is to make it easy to ask follow-up questions or to give encouragement to students based on their responses to a question posed to the whole group.

As you can see in this video, Ziplet offers lots of pre-made exit ticket questions and warm-up questions that you can use if you don’t want to write your own questions.

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