I recently came across a freeware program you can use to create custom quizzes and tests in a variety of formats: Hot Potatoes.
Here’s an example quiz I whipped up for Otter in order to test the program out: Otter’s chemistry quiz. (BTW, I noticed I made a few mistakes, but I’m too lazy to go back and fix them since this was just a “test”). He was impressed, lol. “You made that for me??” It worked out great because I totally customized it to fit the different books and materials we’ve been using in chemistry.
You have all sorts of options (which I haven’t fully explored) and can even add in pictures, flash and videos. The quiz type options are:
- Create a fill-in-the-blank exercise
- Create a matching exercise
- Create a jumbled sentence exercise
- Create a multiple-choice or short answer quiz
- Create a crossword puzzle
I think it would be a great program to spread in the homeschool community. Think of all the goodies you all can come up with and share!