A. Instruction - 7.3
B. Design - 9
C. Engagement - 7.7
High5Wizrd: A Question-and-Answer App for AP Exams
Summary : Getting Ready for an AP Exam?
Once registered, users can tap the three-lined icon at the top left of the home screen, and they will see a variety of options. The “Home” option takes them to a page where they can select a subject area. Once selected, users can tap the “play” button icon next to a unit, and a new screen will appear. On it, users can select the type of questions they wish to answer, such as multiple choice, stimulus based multiple choice, long and short answer, matching, etc. At this point, questions for that unit will load and depending on the type of question, users can select the correct answer or respond to the prompt. If the question is multiple choice or matching, the app identifies if they were or were not correct. If the question is another type, no feedback is provided. As users answer questions, the app tracks their progress, which they can view when first selecting a subject area. Users also earn points for correct answers and lose points for incorrect answers.
Returning to the three-lined icon, users can select the “Profile” button to see their progress. The “AP-Prep Track” option allows users a shortcut to view and select a subject area, similar to the “Home” option. The “Badges” option allows users to see digital badges they earned based on their progress. The “Ranking” option shows where users stand in comparison to other users based on the points earned. The “Settings” option allows users to change their account information, adjust their settings, and learn more about the app.
Instructional Ideas for High5Wizard
- When preparing for an exam, students can use this app to practice answering questions, and teachers can either reserve class time for students to use the app or assign practice questions for homework. To hold students accountable, teachers can request to see the progress by viewing the student’s profile in the app.
- For long and short answers, teachers can have students respond to them on paper or document. Students can then submit them to their teacher for feedback. Or, teachers can have students share their response to another student, and that student can provide feedback.
- As part of a friendly class competition, teachers can challenge students to see who can earn the most points from this app, and teachers can track student progress using the “Ranking” option or “Profile” option.
- If there is a topic not addressed by this app, teachers can have students model the question-and-answer format of this app to write their own questions. Once written, students can share them with their classmates and have them respond.
Screenshots of High5Wizard
Ratings for High5Wizard
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|