Engaging students during a lesson
- Google Docs
- QR codes
Below are a few brief tutorials created by students that review how Google Docs operates and how to share docs. I enjoy using this tool in the classrooms for the following activities:
- Group work - you can see who contributed what and when
- Collaborative doc for brainstorming
- Class notes
- Class presentation - outline of an agenda for class that can be saved/edited by students
- Sign up sheet for class - maybe for presentation times or office hours meetings one on one meetings
How can you use Google Docs in your class?
Google Docs Tutorial
Basic Google Doc
Changing Permissions on a Google Doc
Plickers is a great tool because most of us have mobile devices that we bring to class. Plickers uses QR code technolgoy to engage students in learning by having them hold up a card specifically designed for them to answer multiple choice questions. This is a great tool for summative and formative assessments along with testing prior knowledge and exit tickets.
A Quick Introduction to Plickers
Quick Response (QR) Codes
QR codes are a great way to get information out to students in a quick way! This video tutorial was created by a student in my EDUC 204 class. I use QR codes in my classroom for students to scan to:
- Get to the correct website
- Get information
- Bonus opportunity
- Link to syllabus
- Link to relative video about a topic that they can watch anytime/anywhere
A Quick Look at QR Codes
Kahoot is a great tool that is used to gamify and add some competition to your classroom. I enjoy using this tool to review concepts with my students and as an exit ticket. It is also a nice tool to use to see how much students know about a topic. This video tutorial was created by a student in educ 204.
Quick Introduction to Kahoot!
Polleverywhere is a unique tool to see how your students understand a topic. You can create multiple choice questions, true/false, image based questions, and more. This video tutorial was created by one of my EDUC 204 students.
Quick Look at PollEverywhere
Padlet is a virtual bulletin board that can be used to access student knowledge. I use this tool in my class assess prior knowledge, knowledge during a lesson, and as an exit ticket. Students can also use this a brainstorming board in groups. It is great because students can have something to take with them after a lesson and it lives online. You can also add multimedia to a post in padlet.
Padlet how to