Quizizz Lesson Plan

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This Quizizz lesson plan is designed to engage students in learning while leveraging a digital tool to help meet learning outcomes 

Quizizz is an exciting and comprehensive edtech tool that makes answering questions fun! Quizizz does more than just ask students quiz questions online, incorporating myriad multimedia dimensions in a gamified manner. 

For more about all of the specific features of Quizizz, check out What is Quizizz and How Can It Be Used for Teaching? Tips & Tricks

This sample Quizizz lesson plan for middle and high school students is focused on strengthening students’ critical thinking and comprehension questions. Quizizz’s content and structure, however, transcends grade levels and can be used for all learners and subjects. 

Subject: Reading Comprehension

Topic: Critical Thinking 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate content within a reading passage
  • Respond to questions and make judgements about what they have read  

Quizizz Lesson Plan: Getting Started

Provide students with a reading passage to focus on for the lesson. You can choose a passage from any subject area that you are teaching. 

Once you have the passage, decide if you will use the text version, will read it for students and put in an audio or video file, or if you will capture the passage as an image. These are the options within Quizizz to for displaying whatever you select.

 Quizizz Engagement and AI Use 

Students will engage in the lesson within the Quizizz platform based on the questions you have developed. Since the focus is on reading comprehension and critical thinking, add a mix of fill-in-the-blank and open-ended questions. You also have the option to use multiple choice questions, which may work better for middle school students, or to get started with as you build toward more difficult questions. 

If you would like to use AI to develop questions, you can do so once you have uploaded the passage into Quizizz. You can prompt the AI with how many questions you want as well as what types (multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended). Quizizz allows you to change language if it is helpful to a student or the class to switch the content from English. 

Before you use AI-generated questions, review and make sure the questions ask what you are looking for, and if not, revise accordingly. Pay close attention to wording and any bias that may be present. 

Quizizz has a student-side experience option in which the passage (text, audio, video, or image) will stay on the screen while the questions appear. Give students the appropriate amount of time, based on the type and number of questions included. 

Sharing Learning

Have students share their Quizizz experience with the larger class community. This gives them a chance to see how others may have interpreted the content differently. It might be helpful to use a Padlet or similar edtech tool for students to contribute to, to share their learning. If you want students to verbally discuss and reflect on their learning, consider using VoiceThread

What Resources Does Quizizz Provide Teachers? 

Quizizz provides Quizizz University, which offers online professional development for teachers to strengthen their familiarity and facility with using the platform for teaching and learning. Similarly to the gamified nature of Quizizz, Quizizz University offers the chance to earn badges as different learning modules are completed. 

What if Students Want to Quizizz At Home? 

Quizizz can be used in school and at home, and because of the way that the technology focuses on self-regulation, students will be able to work independently, even if their parents are not familiar with the platform. Also, the redemption and retake questions built into Quizizz will encourage students to keep going and not to give up. 

Many options are available on the edtech market in terms of online quizzes, however, Quizizz takes questioning to the next level. Try Quizizz in your class and see how your students are able to practice their learning and share where they are with you, while engaging in a gamified learning environment. 

Dr. Stephanie Smith Budhai is an associate clinical professor in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum at Drexel University, in Pennsylvania. She holds a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies and K-12 teaching certifications in Technology Education, Instructional Technology and Business, Computers, Information Technology, Special Education and Elementary Education. She is also the 2021 Emerging Leader for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) and the 2017 ISTE Awardee for Excellence in Teacher Education. Dr. Smith Budhai is a Nearpod, and VoiceThread Certified Educator.  Dr. Smith Budhai has more than a decade of online teaching experience, and has published myriad books, articles, and invited editorials surrounding the use of technology and online learning in education. Her publications include: 

- Leveraging Digital Tools to Assess Student Learning 

- Increasing Engagement in Online Learning: Quick Reference Guide

- Culturally Responsive Teaching Online and In-Person: An Action Planner for Dynamic Equitable Learning Environments 

- Teaching the 4Cs with Technology

- Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies

- Nurturing Young Innovators: Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, Home and Community