English Teaching Geeking

I have previously sung the praises of Inspiration Pad Pro, which is a free, nifty, simple little program that picks items from lists and puts them into blanks in a template you write — like an automated version of Mad Libs.

I’m currently using this tool to create problem-sets for my English students.  This will allow me to tailor daily quizzes to focus on each individual student’s needs — with a little bit of tinkering per student, but not much.

And, once I’ve defined a problem set, I can just aim the computer at that set and tell it how many examples I need.  So, if two weeks from now I want 3 passive voice questions and 2 first conditional questions, I just aim the thing at the problem set I’ve already defined.

And, it’s better than cutting-and-pasting old questions, because there’s variety to the wording.

It’s a nice little program.

Published in: on August 29, 2009 at 5:59 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. update –

    I got this working. It’s far cooler than I had imagined. I run the program, and I have a new daily quiz that I don’t have to write by hand.

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