Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
Interactive Assessments for your Classroom!
Get your think on with Socrative!
Gamify your lessons with Kahoot!
Those that have been around Sudlow a few years are probably pretty familiar with Kahoot! This is a nice assessment tool that is a little more of a fun game for the students. However, it continues to be used due to its ease of use, easy set up, and the students really enjoy participating in a Kahoot! Here's how it works: You create a bank of questions (or use on already created in the "Public Kahoots"), provide multiple choice or true/false answers, and then "play" the Kahoot with your students. Each question is projected at the front, including an image, graph, or chart, and there are four choices given. On the student's personal device, only those four choices show up and they click the correct one in accordance with what is being projected. The quicker they answer the right answer, the more "Kahoots" the student receives. The person with the most Kahoots at the end of the game is determined the winner!
Kahoot's New Feature - Ghost Mode
No personal devices available? No problem! Use Plickers!
If you aren't able to check out Chromebooks or if you don't want students to have their own devices, you can still use an interactive assessment! Plickers is the perfect solution! This tool uses QR codes that are given to each student on a half sheet of paper and communicates through a mobile app. All four sides of the code are different letters. Then, with the mobile app on the teacher's cell phone, it takes a picture all at once with a simple scan of the room from the front. The cool thing is that each letter is different on each QR code, so if a student is holding their code horizontally and another vertically, they may be giving the same correct answer! It then zips the responses to the projector screen and shows either a total of correct responses or individual responses. The only downfall with Plickers is that it does not provide individual reports. However, this would be a great tool to use for a classroom study guide or review day!