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Word Gaps & Simple Answers and another teacher employee at DigiExam

Finally, we are supporting self-correcting word gap/simple answer, a question type that opens up for several different exams and/or minor tests, but above all, saves time in the marking section as it automatically corrects as soon as you finish the exam. As we continue to grow, we have also hired another Customer Success Manager, also with previous experience as a teacher and principal, we say welcome to Gustaf Nilsson who briefly tells us about himself and his best tips on how to use our new question type self-correcting word gap in your teaching.

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Who is Gustaf?

Music and sport interested man from Blekinge that eventually moved to Stockholm after a 13-year detour in Skåne. Enjoys to support and see people around me develop, hence my graduation as a teacher with focus on the elementary school’s later years and high school. Has taught at upper secondary school, adult / primary school and at the upper secondary school within the social-oriented subjects. During my years as a high school teacher, I was involved in applying for 1-1 computers for students in school year 7 at two compulsory schools in Malmö City. After that, I chose to take the step back to adult education and have for the past 6 years been training in the Vocational School where I have been in a leading position for the courses I have been responsible for.

Why did you choose DigiExam?

I think the company has a really good product that helps teachers streamline their daily teaching and gives them the opportunity to put so much more energy on what they do best – to teach and develop their students. This is done by minimizing the time they spend on marking and instead letting them focus on doing good lessons and supporting their students. It goes without saying that the tests should also be digital when much of the teaching goes in that direction. It also gives the students the opportunity to perform in a digital environment that they are accustomed to. The feature of being able to limit the students’ access to the internet and even to control what website page they are allowed to access is fantastic for their focus and our classroom environment – naturally I want to participate and share this with teachers and the team at DigiExam.

The main purpose of your role at DigiExam?

The main purpose of my role at DigiExam is to be involved in implementing the product at schools and its staff to help them get started with digital tests and to improve and develop our software together in order for it to become even better.

Your Best Word Gap Tips?

I think the question type is fantastic to use in reading comprehension, vocabulary learning for example. To have the opportunity of combining text with images increases the usage and enables use within more subjects than languages, such as geography, social sciences and mathematics. Take a look at the examples to understand what I mean!

Language – vocabulary, grammar, subject-verb agreement, reading comprehension, hearing comprehension, etc.

The picture below shows a marked student answer with examples of how you can use word gaps and practice reading comprehension in English:

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Geography – Let your students fill in the different climatic zones

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Math – Multiplication Table, fill in the missing numbers to complete the multiplication table correctly

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