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Information Services and Instruction Librarian
Polling & Quizzing
Kahoot allows one to gauge the overall comprehension a class has for the subject through quizzes and surveys. Kahoot gamifies the classroom experience and offers a different way to engage with the content.
Poll Everywhere provides instant polling which can be used for pre and post assessment of students.
A tool which allows for live questions and answers, polls, and slides to encourage interaction.
Create a variety of question/answer options including multiple choice, word cloud, open ended, and more. Free version is limited to presentations with only 2 questions
Edpuzzle allows one to edit a video and to add content to the video, including the ability to have the video pause while the student responds to a question.
An interactive video tool which can be directly embedded in many learning management systems, including Moodle and Blackboard.
Another option for enhancing videos for instruction. Teachem allows one to add flashcards and review questions to YouTube videos.
A tool for enhanced video which allows one to add quizzes, polls, and more into the video.
Tools for Actvities
Pear Deck allows one to create a live slide-deck session that students can join. Pre-planned and impromptu questions can be asked throughout the presentation.
Google Forms are good for individual activities and submissions allow one to review what the students learned and applied from the session.
Google Slides are useful for group projects and creating quick presentations for students to display comprehension.
To utilize Plickers, only the instructor needs a device (iOS or Android). Students respond to questions using cards, which are then scanned and captured by the app.
This app allows an instructor to use prepared or spontaneous questions to assess student comprehension.
Good for group activities, this productivity software allows for the creation of posts that contain files and allow for group editing.
Bubbl.us is an electronic brainstorming and concept mapping tool which can help one assess how students understand the connections between concepts.
A concept mapping tool which allows for real-time collaboration between users.
A concept mapping tool available on the web and iPads.