|posted: 10/17/2007 at 3:50:29 AM ET|
You can listen to quiz!
Sound quizzes stimulate young minds. This activity encourages learners to use their sense of hearing to interpret the world around them. That is where a sound quiz helps!
For tutors who are giving music lessons, they need to incorporate audio clips into the testing content. If you love music, it would be interesting to put a music quiz on your blog or website to give your visitors music knowledge.
Then where to start making a sound quiz? A lot of people may give you the answer: Macromedia Flash. But it sounds more good than practical. Without any Flash programming experience or a tech guy¡¯ help, it could be a task impossible to be completed.
Fortunately, technology is made easy these days. If you dig into the web, you can find some, although few, teacher-friendly tools that can do this for you, making testing with sound without the need of any multimedia production expertise. We may call it ¡°What you see is what you get¡±.
In the market of educational software, such kind of tools is available now. You can design professionally-looking quiz in an easy way.
View this example from BBC.
This is sound quiz to recognize and indentify animals by listening to the sounds they make.
Or other quizzes with songs, voice-over, or sound-based news reports.
Basically, you can either import audio, music or sounds, for your quiz or just record a narration.
Here are some clever tips of using an audio quiz tool QuizCreator to create sound-based quizzes.
Unlike Macromedia Flash, with minutes of getting familiar with the tool, you are able to make Flash quizzes in different question types and insert audio clips to the questions. That also means that the sound become an integrated part of the quiz and you not have to worry about broken link to the audio clip when you play it on different computers or with different browser settings.
Now you can use this tool to create sound quizzes at your own for your language, music or sound-related training classes.