A. Instruction - 4.3
B. Design - 8.3
C. Engagement - 4.6
U.S. History Trivia: An App for History
Summary : An Easy-to-Use App for Recalling Facts
U.S. History Quiz contains separate quizzes for State Capitals, U.S. Presidents, Events & Dates, and Famous People. From the main screen, users must tap the “Start Trivia” button and then select the quiz that interests them. Next, they are presented a series of multiple-choice questions. Users are to tap the correct answer in response to the question, and the app shows a gold star if users answered correctly and a red slash if they answered incorrectly. To end the quiz and return to the main screen, users must tap the “Quit” button.
Please Note: Only two quizzes can be accessed for free with this app. Users will have to make an in-app purchase to access additional quizzes and content.
- As a review, teachers can have students complete a quiz in this app.
- As a class trivia game, teachers can divide their class into teams. The teacher can connect an iPad to a projector, so all teams can see the questions at the same time. Teams can then “buzz” in to answer a question or teams can take turns answering questions. For each correct answer, a team will earn a point. If a team answers incorrectly, the team will lose a point.
- If students come to a question they do not know while taking a quiz, teachers can require students to conduct Internet research to find the correct answer.
- After students become familiar with the types of questions used by this app, teachers can assign them a topic and let them create a quiz. Students can write their quiz using an Office app and email it to their teacher. The teacher can post the quiz to a class website for other students to take.
|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|