How to choose an interactive questionnaire to boost your teaching

How do you choose an interactive quiz-type application that really meets your initial needs and your educational intent? How to navigate among the many applications available? Follow the guide! 

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With the collaboration of Jason Belzile, educational advisor at École branchée

What's your favorite interactive quiz app? There are plenty of them, allowing teachers to energize their class, training and online courses. However, it is easy to choose a tool that does not quite meet the initial need or the educational intention ... How to navigate? Follow the guide! 

Patrice Tourangeau and Sonya Fiset, both advisers to RÉCIT, presented self-training on the theme of interactive questionnaires that they developed during recent training days on the integration of digital technology in educational counseling.

Interactive quizzes are used primarily in the classroom to engage students, to provide immediate feedback, and to allow the teacher to regulate their teaching. Not surprisingly, they gained popularity last year with distance education, but they will continue to be used in the classroom ... to the students' delight, who appreciate them enormously.

In order to allow teachers (and educational advisers) to find their way more easily among the interactive questionnaires, a self-study has been developed and is now available on Campus RÉCIT. Lasting 2 to 5 hours, it makes it possible to make the link between the different educational intentions and digital tools.

For example, do you want your students to:

· Share their state of mind?

· Give their opinion on a subject?

· Demonstrate what they know about a topic?

· Start a reflection?


For each of the intentions (surveys, evaluations, etc.), some applications may prove to be more suitable than others to use.

3 decision support tools

In a very concrete way, the RÉCIT team has developed three practical tools to guide teachers and trainers in choosing an application:

·   A double entry table presenting the advantages of a dozen applications according to certain criteria (a PDF version of the board is available for download and just might become your new best friend!);

·   A decision-making flowchart according to a few criteria which makes it possible to choose the application based on a need;

·   A guiding questionnaire : a form to complete which proposes one or more applications to use according to the expressed need.

Tell us what are your favorites among the interactive questionnaire applications! In what ways do you use them with your students? we want to know everything! 

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About the Author

Martine Rioux
Martine Rioux
After studying public communication, Martine worked as a journalist for various publications, before pursuing her career as an interactive communications consultant at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization she took over as general manager before making the jump. as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Digital Government Transformation. Today she is the online Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Manager at l'École branchée. Her dream: that everyone has access to technology and can use it as a tool for learning and opening up to the world.

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