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Hot Potatoes: creates interactive quizzes and assignments.


Hot potatoes is a great tool for teachers that allows them to create interactive quizzes and assignments. In order to use this tool, one will have to download it from this site: http://hotpot.uvic.ca/. It supports various operating systems including Windows, Mac and Linux. It is also freeware, meaning that one can use it for any purpose that s/he likes. Before one starts using it, one will need to create a username so that every time s/he accesses it, the application will identify you as the author of the work you are going to create.

Hot potatoes includes mainly six applications. It enables you to create:

  • Multiple choice exercises.
  • Crosswords.
  • Matching/Ordering exercises.
  • Fill in the gaps exercises.
  • Jumbled up sentences.
  • Short answer exercises.

This could be an ideal tool to assess students in a fun manner. We all know how students act when they have a test. The reason behind why most of the failures did not pass the test, will be because of their over excitement and stress. Moreover, by using Hot potatoes, assessments can be much more interesting and interactive than paper based tests.

In the two links below, one will find tutorials that shows you how to use Hot Potatoes to create a quiz and jumbled sentence activity:




One comment on “Hot Potatoes: creates interactive quizzes and assignments.

  1. thenarnianx
    November 11, 2014

    This looks like and interesting resource to use as it is more interactive than the typical exercises either through the use of Word or in printed form. The jumbled up sentences part looks like it could be fun too.

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