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Lesson Title: Quia: How to Get Started

Target Audience: k-12 teachers who are new to using Quia

UbD Stage 1 Template

Title of Quia Grade k-12 teachers

Unit Level
Curriculu Technology Time
m Area Fram 30 mins
Stage 1 – Identify Desired Results

AASL Standards
Standard 1: Inquire, think critically, and gain
1.1.2: Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.
1.1.6: Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g.,
textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather
1.1.8: Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information
and pursuing inquiry.
1.2.1: Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and
investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts.
1.2.2: Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent
choices in the selection of resources and information.
1.2.7: Display persistence by continuing to pursue information to gain a
broad perspective.
1.3.1: Respect copyright/ intellectual property rights of creators and
1.3.2: Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and
1.3.3: Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using
1.3.4: Contribute to the exchange of ideas within the learning community.
1.3.5: Use information technology responsibly.
1.4.1: Monitor own information seeking processes for effectiveness and
progress, and adapt as necessary.
1.4.2: Use interaction with and feedback from teachers and peers to guide
own inquiry process.
Standard 2: Draw conclusions, make informed
decisions, apply knowledge to new situations,
and create new knowledge.
2.1.1 Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical-
thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information
and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw
conclusions, and create new knowledge.
2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize

2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new

understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.

2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express

2.3.1 Connect understanding to the real world.

Standard 3: Share knowledge and participate

ethically and productively as members of our
democratic society.
3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display
knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and
3.1.6 Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.

3.4.1 Assess the processes by which learning was achieved in order to revise

strategies and learn more effectively in the future.

Essential Questions

Overarching Questions: Topical Questions:

Why should I use technology in the -How can I use Quia to build a lesson?
classroom? -How can I create different activities over
-How can I use technology as a review for my the same lesson?
tests as well as State tests? -How can I set up a class on Quia?
-How can technology help me differentiate my -How can I use other teachers’ test questions
lesson? and activities?
-How can I use technology to meet the needs
of all different types of learners?

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge Skills
Students will know: Students will be able to:
• What Quia is • create quizzes
• How to create activities • create activities
• How to create quizzes • use the grade book
• How to use the grade book • set up classes

Stage 2 – Evidence

Performance Task(s)
Be sure to indicate:
Goal: Your goal is to be able to navigate through Quia and know how to
perform the basic functions to use in your classroom.
Role: You are a student.
Audience: The target audience is the students that you teach.
Situation: You want to bring a new energy into your class by using a new
Product Performance and Purpose: You will set up a class and add an
image to your class page. You will learn how to create quizzes and
activities and also how to use the ones that have already been created by

Stage 3 – Learning Plan

1. Instructor will introduce herself and pass out the brochures.
2. Instructor will give a brief description of what Quia is and how it
makes a teacher’s life much easier by showing the Prezi.
3. The instructor will pass out the handout to help with the following
4. Instructor will go over how to create a class, create quizzes and
activities, and how to use the ones that are already created.
5. Instructor will also go over how to add a picture to your profile .
6. As the instructor is going over steps 3 and 4, the teachers will be
setting up their own classes on their computers. The instructor will
be monitoring and helping with any problems or questions.
7. The instructor will hand out surveys to be completed by the

The “How- To” Cheat Sheet

Adding a Picture to Your Profile Page

1. On the Profile page, click ‘Edit Photo’ on the right hand side of the page.
2. Click ‘Browse’
3. Find the picture that you want
4. Click ‘open’
5. Click ‘upload’- It may take a minute or two for the picture to upload.
6. Crop the picture by sliding the highlighted box over the portion of the
photo that you want to be seen.
7. Click ‘Crop image’

Setting up a Class
1. Click the ‘Classes’ link
2. Click ‘Create a New Class’
3. Instructor Enroll is preferred because of students forgetting their
4. Click ‘SUBMIT’
5. Enter your class information
6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘save changes’
To set up a Roster
1. On the Classes page, click ‘CREATE a ROSTER NOW’
2. Choose the class you wish to work with from the drop menu
3. Add last and first names. (It does not matter if they are in alphabetical
order. Once
you save, it will alphabetize for you.) - The computer will give you the ID
(If you have more than 10 students, click ‘Add More Rows’. It will add in
multiples of

~Notice that the program will email you a list of all students and their
passwords and, it will email each student his or her username and password

E-mail me a list of students' usernames

and Send
E-mail each student his or her username
and Send

4. When done, click ‘SAVE CHANGES’.

5. If you want to work more on your roster, click ‘CONTINUE’

Making a quiz or activity
1. Go to left hand column at top of page and click ‘Activities’
2. Choose from drop menu the type of activity you would like.
Notice under your choice, you may also choose from activities others
have already made.
To choose one that has already been made by someone else:
1. Enter a search or scroll down and click on the subject matter of choice.
2. When the list of ready made activities appears, find one of interest
3. Click the title link on the left to view and *play it.
4. Click the light green box on the right to add it to your account.

*Note: When you are playing the activity, you have a “Tool” box on the
upper right. It allows you to do several things, one of which is to “Copy it to
My account”. After you Copy it to your account, the following message will
“This activity has been copied to your account. You'll see it the next time you
go to your Activities page.

If you'd like to go ahead and assign it to your classes, choose the classes
below. Otherwise, press "Continue" to return to the page you were just on.
Assign this activity to the following classes:”

Note: You may copy any number of activities to your account. They sit in
your ‘Activities’ folder until you are ready to assign them to a class.

To Add Assignments
1. On the Classes page, click ‘EDIT CLASS’
2. Choose your class from drop menu.
3. Scroll down to ‘Assign a Quiz, activity, or survey – about midway down
and on the
4. Click the link.
5. From the drop down menu, choose the activity that you have just added
and click ‘Assign to class’. You will have to do this for each activity.

To Create Your Own Activity

1. Click the Activities link
2. Choose from the drop down the type of Activity
3. Click ‘Go’
4. Enter Terms – Choose Activity Type –
Note: Be sure to look at the Option Codes – I especially like option ‘NQ’ –
number of question and ‘SF’ – Small Flashcards
5. Click ‘DONE’.
6. Play your game!
Now, Edit it if needed (go to ‘Activities’ – choose Edit beside the Activity of

To Create a Quiz
1. Click ‘Quizzes’ link on left hand column
2. Click ‘Create New Quiz’
3. Title it and give instructions
4. On the yellow bar choose what type questions you want and how many
of that type you want. When you finish these questions, it will ask you what
new type of question you want to use and how many. You may continue
adding as many types and as many questions as you like.
Note: Left column, beside questions, allows you to
 Delete the questions
 Rearrange your questions.
 Assign Point Values
• Beneath the multiple choice answer choices there is an option to randomize
each set of answers.
• Images may be added as answer choices.
5. Adjust the settings to your preference in Section 3 after you have entered
all of your questions and answers.
6.You may choose to preview your quiz or click ‘Done’.
7. The Login will be changed to ‘Login Required’. You may click ‘Login Not
Required’ if you want anyone to be able to access the quiz. On this screen,
you can also assign your quiz or adjust the settings.

When a Student Logs In

When a student, who is on your roster, signs in, he/she will go straight to
your name and a link to his/her class. From there, he/she may click on the
link and see what you have provided.

To Add a File from your Computer

1. Click ‘Files” on left hand column
2. Click ‘Upload’
3. Browse and once you’ve chosen your file, you may rename it as desired
for your class.
4. Click ‘OK’
5. Then, go to the class page where you want it to appear
6. Under ‘Class Message’ box, there is a small drop down which defaults to
7.Click on drop down arrow
8. Choose ‘File’
9. Click ‘Browse’
10. Click file you need to browse
11. Click the radio button of desired file
12. Click ‘OK’

Go to your class page and ‘View’ and enjoy knowing you have added a study
guide, etc.
Teacher Assessment

Grade Taught:
Subject Taught:
Years Taught:

1. Do you currently use Quia in your classroom? _____

2. How would you rate your computer skills? _____
(1=Help!! 2= Need some fine tuning 3= Pretty good 4= Computer Whiz)

Use the following scale to answer questions 3 and 4.

(1= no confidence 2=limited confidence 3= some confidence 4= a great deal of
3. Describe your confidence level in using Quia BEFORE this staff
development. ____
4. Describe your confidence level in using Quia AFTER this staff
development. ____

Answer the following:

5. What information from today’s presentation did you find most

6. What information about Quia would you like to know more about?