Disabled eight and nine year old kids quickly figured out how to use and to create quizzes about diverse topics, such as autism, recycling, math or the school garden.
To support classroom activities, Borough Elementary, a Middle and High School in Queens in New York City equipped classrooms with iPads. “The kids love mobile devices, ” says school teacher Rob Roszkowski. “When we incorporated iPads into our classroom activities, we thought the Survey Anyplace quiz could be a modern, appealing learning tool. It was an instant hit. Disabled eight and nine year olds quickly figured out how to create quizzes about autism or recycling, math or the school garden.”
Roszkowski says that the kids are very motivated when putting together a new quiz. “For a ‘Queens: Then and Wow’ quiz, the kids uploaded pictures and audio onto then Survey Anyplace website, to make the quiz more interactive. They got information about Queens’ landmarks and famous people off of the Internet, and even added a sound bite of Queens’ own Run DMC. “The kids found it very easy to create their quiz using the Survey Anyplace templates, ” adds Roszkowski, and added, “respondents also find swiping through the Survey Anyplace screens on the mobile devices very straightforward.”
“Teaching with the help of a mobile tool fascinates the kids, and gets them to work together and socialize, ” says Roszkowski. “They were so proud of their quiz-making achievements that they invited their parents and kids from other classes to take the quiz too. And of course they were curious about the submitted answers too!”
“I definitely recommend Survey Anyplace to other teachers and schools.” says Roszkowski. “Giving a young child an easy tool to create their own quizzes gives that kid an important sense of accomplishment and pride that they then want to share outside of the classroom.”
“When we incorporated iPads into our classroom activities, we thought the Survey Anyplace quizzes could be a modern, appealing learning tool. They were an instant hit. Disabled eight and nine year olds quickly figured out how to use them…”