About FlipQuiz

Founder, Marcus Burnette


FlipQuiz™ has been a long time in the making. Over the course of almost a decade, FlipQuiz™ has existed as an idea, an index card adaptation, and a limited feature static page.

For ages, teachers have utilized the gameshow-style test review process to keep students engaged. I know my teachers did when I was in school. These review quizzes are often crafted from a pack of index cards, magnets, a chalkboard, and some markers. The setup process includes attaching index cards with number values to the board with magnets and this happens over and over again for each class period. Questions are rarely on these cards, rather on a separate sheet of paper that the teacher must also keep organized.

The whole process is tedious and, well, primitive.

My First Attempt

In 2008, I created a digital version of the tedious process using HTML, CSS, and some limited jQuery - code named "JQ-pardy". I created a board that could be reset easily for each class period (by refreshing the page) and contained a grid of number values. When each rectangle was pressed, the number would fade out leaving a solid shape denoting that the box for this value had been chosen already. It served its purpose and kept kids engaged (read: impressed) with the test review.

original concept board from 2008

Board created in 2008 out of HTML, CSS, and jQuery.

While this side-stepped a couple of the hurdles, it was still a largely inefficient system. It solved the problem of quick resets and kept students mildly more engaged, but it was lacking in many ways for long-term reuse and true classroom integration.

Giving It Another Go

FlipQuiz logoI left it as is for far too long and, in February 2014, I decided to revisit this concept. I gained a large amount of expertise in content management systems over the past several years (primarily Drupal) and felt it was the right time to re-ignite the creative process for creating dynamic, long-lasting test reviews.

After a handful of days of success, it occurred to me that this could be a great resource for ALL educators to take advantage of... and FlipQuiz™ was born.

I'm very proud of the product that has been created, but it is far from where I want it to be. Be on the lookout for future updates, upgrades, and announcements!


You can learn more about Marcus on his website, MBurnette.com or on Twitter (@marcusdburnette).

Connect with FlipQuiz™ on Twitter! @flipquizme

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FlipQuiz™ provides educators with a quick way to create quiz boards for test reviews in the classroom that can be saved for later use.

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