hi folks, here's what's on the agenda for today: it should be fun!
we'll follow up on the discussion about Blackboard quizzes from last
week (here are the notes I had put up about that:
andout.htm), and then move on to some other kinds of quiz and game
QUIA: overview of all the QUIA activities and quiz options, linking to
QUIA activities, copying and modifying existing QUIA materials
Hot Potatoes: free software from the folks at Univ. of Victoria for
creating online jumbles, crossword puzzles, Cloze (gap-fill),
multiple-choice, and short-answer activities online.
Quandary: from the same folks who built Hot Potatoes comes Quandary,
which can be used to create "branching" game scenarios Ceck out the Evil
Landlady to see how this software works:
Java scripts: these are free scripts available online that you can
easily add to webpages giving all kinds of dynamic options. the "Let the
Fates decide!" option in my reading pages is a Java script. for a
sample, look here:
I've got notes about most of these materials up at the Teacher Guide for
but I'll do up a handout also which I'll circulate later.