Teaching with Mobile

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ever wish you could get your students to stop texting and start using their phones productively in the classroom? Do you ever wish for an easy and quick way to measure what your students have learned? If so, you’ll be excited to learn that we recently open-sourced our internal Quiz & Poll App for Android. Developed by our internal learning systems team, “Quiz & Poll” enables educators to engage and challenge their students inside the classroom (using polls) and outside the classroom (using quizzes).

How it works
With Quiz & Poll, teachers & educators can create quizzes and polls easily using Google Spreadsheets. Quizzes and Polls are distributed to students via the Android app or an embeddable webplayer. Statistics data is written back to the spreadsheet so the instructor can track student responses and understanding.

Key Features
  • Quizzes and polls are easily created and administered on Google Spreadsheets. 
  • Students can download the Android App to take the quiz or live classroom poll. 
  • For students without Android phones, quizzes and polls can be accessed via a web interface (works on laptops, iPhones, iPads etc.).
  • Administrators can view quiz and poll statistics on the same Spreadsheet.

  • The quizzing app and leaderboard
    How it’s built
    The Quiz & Poll application showcases how you can combine several Google technologies to make an easy to use app. The code is useful for developers curious about following technologies and how they interact:

    Try it out
    To see the app in action watch our how-to demo videos:

    Polling   or    Quiz Games

    If you’d like to explore the project code and documentation, check it out on Google Code, where you can also find a sample implementation that you can try out. 

    Happy quizzing!

    By Bridget Campbell, The Learning Technology Team