End of Year Exams: Online Revision Tools

Quia.com: go to the shared area for free quizzes and games

Quia.com: go to the shared area for free quizzes and games

It’s that time of year again: Middle and High School semester exams. Make sure you know what is going to be covered in your exams and study effectively. Here are some links to help make your study more fun.They are for free and online services only. Don’t forget all of the resources we have on the school network.

Quizzes and Vocabulary:

Quia.com/shared for lots of games for all subjects, including ‘Rags to Riches’ (Who Wants to be a Millionaire). The Grade 8 Chinese students had fun here.There are lots of vocab and flashcard activities for ESL/CAT students.

FlashcardExchange is a huge resource of flashcards for students to study keywords and terms. Some sets are based on diagrams and images, such as in Science. You can test yourself, play memory games and keep track of your progress. Awesome. If that’s not enough, you can make your own sets.

Quizlet.com has more flashcards and an interesting game called scatter for each set. Free and online, so try it!

Mind Mapping online

Genetics Concept Map

Genetics Concept Map - made in CMap tools

bubbl.us is my favourite (and easiest to use) online mind-mapper. Have a go (no sign-up needed)!

BBC Bitesize also have one which is online and free, but can be a bit frustrating.

Mindomo works well and can be used collaboratively. It looks good, but requires a sign-up.

The best for concept mapping (we describe each relationship on the connector) is CMap tools, which is free but needs to be downloaded and installed. It is excellent, though. This Genetics review was made using it. For the answers, click here.

OK, get to work!

About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on May 26, 2009, in Free Resources and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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