Problem Attic – Exam Creation Software

Problem Attic – Exam Creation Software

Exam creation is a time-consuming process for teachers, and historically many teachers have utilized software such as examview at great fiscal cost. We are pleased to show our teaching staff Problem Attic.  Problem Attic is the largest bank of examination questions available to teachers, and even more amazing, it’s an online (cloud) FREE resource, so it is constantly updated, and new questions are regularly being added.

If you need to create a re-test for a student who bombed an exam, this resource may be exactly what you are needing!

Problem Attic lets you search for questions by topic. This eliminates the need to search the database searching for questions that fit your need, you can now draw those questions out quickly.

 

Problem Attic has recently added new select options on the arrange tab. This allows you to do any of the following:

  • Select all multiple-choice or free-response problems in your document.
  • Move certain types of problems into a new part (and add directions).
  • Find all problems with custom answer spaces or other formatting details.
  • Save paper by grouping together problems that are “full width”.

Problem Attic permits you to change multiple choice questions to fillable questions, and it also allows you to separate questions into parts and subparts. This will allow you to insert custom answer spaces such as:

  • “griddables” (also known as grid-ins)
  • coordinate graphs and numberlines
  • snippets of graph paper
  • blank lines for writing prompts
  • grids, boxes, and empty space for student work

Problem Attic is great for outcome-based assessment. They refer to this as “curriculum development”, but as we have our Alberta curriculum already established by the ministry and we don’t need to develop our curriculum, we would use these tools to sort questions into their outcome categories.

Problem Attic allows for sharing your documents with other teachers. It will share in an editable format, so teachers you share with can make adjustments to tailor the material to their needs.

 

 

Google Sky

Google Sky

Google Sky – it’s like Google Earth, except it’s the sky. A fantastic companion for the grade 6 sky science unit!

Word Hippo

Word Hippo

Word Hippo is a cute thesaurus/dictionary/word rhyming for younger learners. It asks the question “What’s another word for” at the top of the screen and children can type their sought-after word into the search space. The search at the top of the screen changes based on the tab. When on the Antonyms tab, it will ask “What is an antonym for ___?”

This site could also be useful with older students working on rhyming and poetry in Language Arts class.

Ed Tech Tips, Tricks & Hacks – Vol. 2; Issue 5

Ed Tech Tips, Tricks & Hacks – Vol. 2; Issue 5

This edition of Ed Tech Tips, Tricks & Hacks contains nuggets of wisdom on:

  • IMC Dot & Dash Robots!
  • Save Items from Shared Drives to your personal Drive
  • Phishing Quiz
  • Problem-Attic Exam Creation 
  • Digital Citizenship Scope & Sequence
  • Digital Math Manipulatives – Class Playground
  • Digital Math Manipulatives – Toy Theater
  • STEM Activities for all grades
  • 51 Esti-Mysteries
  • Catch Plagiarism with Draftback
  • Innovative ways to use Plickers
  • Buncee – contains a lesson bank!
  • Education.com
  • SeeSaw