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Using Quizzes As Part Of Your Homeschooling Curriculum

November 2nd, 2012 No comments

It is sometimes difficult for homeschooling parents to adequately assess if their children have thoroughly grasped certain concepts. The temptation may be to quickly move on to teach new concepts; conversely, parents may unnecessarily spend time teaching concepts that have already been mastered. Daily or weekly quizzes are a good way to correctly gauge your student’s mastery of a certain subject.

If you think that quizzing is boring, you may want to think again. There are many products on the market for just this purpose including software as well as books. There are also websites online which allow you to make your own quizzes in order to test mastery of subjects that have been taught. Skill-Guru quiz making platform is one of such product that help you to create your quiz .

While parents may have less than fond memories of quizzes from their public school days, homeschool quizzes need to be a negative experience. In fact, many students look forward to quiz time, especially if they are rewarded by scoring well. Some homeschooling parents time quizzes. While this may be an effective strategy for some students, it may not work so well with other students. Quizzes can be adapted for any curriculum including math, social studies, religion, science, and even electives. In the past, quizzes were commonly used only to test mastery of math facts.

The number of quizzes given each week depends largely upon your student. If your student truly loves quizzing, you may want to give him a quiz each day in a different subject. If your student does not particularly like quizzing and finds quizzes to be stressful instead of motivating, you may opt for a weekly quiz format.

Some parent’s grade quizzes while others use the quizzes and just an assessment tool. If you are using quizzes for the latter reason, you may just want to note how many answers were wrong. Then, spend some time reviewing these concepts during the upcoming lesson. If you are looking to create some good  quiz in less than 10 mins, have a look at this guide Create online quiz in 10 minutes

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Quizzes on you tube ?

October 1st, 2012 No comments

You tube has launched a quiz format next to videos to make quiz more interactive . Here is the link quiz on you tube

This is still in beta but it has analytic embedded to it which makes useful to analyze your visitors.

How does it work ?

On  video edit page, you will find a editor on the edit bar. After you have added several questions and the users have viewed them, you can see a summary of the interaction your users had with them through the analytic page, within the Annotations section.

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What is required for creating a popular quiz ?

September 16th, 2012 2 comments

In the last post , we had talked about how creating quizzes can get you an Ipad. In this post we will talk about what it takes to create quiz which will be popular with the users. It is important to create an effective quiz which will be popular with users.

Understand your audience

You should have pretty good understanding of who your target audience are. Students , professionals , teachers, hobbyist , it could be anyone. The quiz should be designed to their specific requirements and narrowed down to specific topic. for eg a student who is on high school would be taking SAT and a software professional who wants to specialize on oracle would be more interested in Oracle certification.

Keywords and title

The title of the quiz should be limited to 65 characters and be specific for eg SAT Practice Test is not good. SAT Math practice test would be more specific. It is true that users search for a general keyword but sticking to your specifics, would help you gain more visibility

Quality of Content

Plagiarism is bad! If you copied the content and adding no value to it, it is not going to work out. It might also result in your quiz being pulled down if some one flags you. The content has to be authentic and provide value to the reader.

Good explanation

After someone has taken the quiz, a user would like to review his/her mistakes. Against each correct answer, if a reason is provided as to why is that correct, it is very helpful.

Act on the feedback

People talk about what they like and what they don’t. They would put comment on quiz , send mail or leave comments on blog. Listen to what they are saying. They are the real users whose feedback will help turn quiz better.

Some of ours users have been updating the contents based on feedback and their tests have been doing pretty well.

Listen to your users:

Skill-Guru provides a feature to get email if someone posts a comment on your quiz. If you have enabled, you will get a email if any user puts comment on the quiz. Ikoko has been very prompt in answering to users comments and modifying the content based on feedback.

Respond to comments

There is another feature in Skill-Guru which allows the guru to respond to user’s comment.. It is a good practice to respond to users comment. Others users which comes to quiz page, will realize that their feedback is being considered.

Update the contents frequently

Once the curriculum changes or there are have been some updates on the subject matter for which you have created quiz, you have to ensure that you keep on updating the contents.

I hope these tips would be helpful to you. This has been compiled based on our experience from last couple of years and based on user feedback.

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Convert your paper and word based documents to online quiz

May 4th, 2012 No comments
For a limited time , Skill-Guru is offering teachers and experts a unique opportunity to convert their paper and word based documents test to online quiz.We will imoprt all your contents under your account at Skill-Guru and convert them to computerized test format.
Here is how it will work
1. Send us your word doc, excel or notes , whatever you have to us. If all the contents are on paper , please scan and mail it to us .
2. Create an account as a guru at skill-guru.com . Register as a guru
3. Send us your email id with which you have registered
4. We will import the content which might take few days to a week and mail you when it is ready.
5. Log in your account , review the contents and publish them.
The address on which these documents have to be mailed are support@skill-guru.com
Feel free to mail us if you have any questions on concern.
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How creating quiz can get you an Ipad ?

April 27th, 2012 2 comments

ipadCreating quizzes can get you an Ipad ? Does it sounds like another scam on the web ?

No it is not !

If you look at Skill-Guru quiz , you would notice that one of the unique features Skill-Guru offers is creating paid quiz. What this means is that you can create a paid quiz and sell through Skill-Guru. For each sale you get to collect 80% of the net worth.

How much will that turn out to be ?

Let us do some simple math.

Suppose you create a quiz of 50 questions. There is an option to make few questions free and rest of them paid.

The quiz has 50 questions with 5 free and 45 paid questions.

Let us keep the price of quiz for $1.99. Users who take the quiz get only to see 5 questions and would pay for the balance 45.

Let us look at the price point. What can $1.99 get you ? Not even a cup of latte at Starbucks ! Users would be willing to pay $1.99 for the test if your stuff is original and good enough.

Now let us say 100 users take the test every month. Out of that 40 decided to purchase it.

80%  x 1.99 x 40 = $63.68

So on an average , you would get around $64  per month from sale of tests.  If your quiz continue to sell at same pace, you collect $764 each year. This is good enough to get you a new iPad (in US only)

Some real numbers on sale of Quiz

Let us take an example of two tests , both created by same user ikoko/Daniel.  He has created two tests Core Spring 3 Certification Mock & Core Spring 3 Mock Certification Test 2

As of April 2012, there are 4469 and 2098 test takers for these tests respectively.

From last year till 1 Jan 2011 to April 15, 2012, ikoko has earned total of $1101.66

Below are screen shots from our paypal account

paid quiz Skill-Gurupaid quiz Skill-Gurupaid quiz Skill-Guru-3

Numbers speak for themselves.

Is’nt this good enough to get you an Ipad ?

It is very simple to get started with creating quiz at skill-Guru. No monthly fees. No Set up fees.

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Create an online quiz in less than 10 minutes

December 6th, 2011 4 comments

Quiz play an important part in learning and social games. Educators have been using quiz to test how much the subject matter has been grasped by the students.

Skill-Guru offers you an easy way to create your online quiz in less than 10 minutes . These quiz are free , no monthly charges and you can create as many quiz as you want.

1. Register as a Guru . Click here to register.

If you do not wish to get your profile displayed , make sure you click the check box at the end of registration.

2. Activate your account with the password mailed at your email id.

3.  Start creating the quiz.

Features of quiz maker

  • Create unlimited free quizzes
  • Add unlimited questions
  • Add html text, color, and images to the quiz
  • Assign varying level of difficulty to questions
  • Time your quiz
  • Track test takes score through your dashboard
  • Promote your quiz through facebook and social network
  • Sell your quiz and get 80% of net from sale of quiz. For eg if you sell your quiz at $3, you will net $2.40 from each sale.

There are many features which has been planned for the quiz in future. We would like to have your feedback and suggestions on how to make this better and what features should be incorporate.

For details refer to Create free online quizzes

Some experts have already used the platform to create practice tests and quiz on the platform notably technical tests, vocabulary quiz , SAT practice tests , GMAT quiz and GRE Quiz

Skill-Guru Offer : If you have set of questions from which you would like to create quiz but do not have time, mail us the questions at support@skill-guru.com and we will import the contents for you free of cost. For limited time only!!

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