The Techfast Club
We will cover:
Game Based Learning/Engagement Strategerie!
December 15, 2014
Short on technology? Want a response system? These paper clickers are free to print and can be assigned to a student and all they have to do is turn the paper to change their answer. The teacher asks the question and gives the multiple choices. They then scan the crowd to collect the responses.
A quiz game is used here in a Jeopardy like fashion for review. This isn't as easy to use unless you have buzzers and teams that rotate and take turns, but it is a powerful way for students to choose their topics. Flipquiz Pro has features like an automatic scorekeeper, ability to add more photos, and more. It totally works without all of those features.
This makes a fun game that students can participate in right from whatever device you have. Computer, laptop, iPad, smartphone, it's all good. There is a fairly easy setup here, but games are reusable and can be posted for student review.
Nearpod is more set up for younger students. This has a bit more options than just a PowerPoint and with the free trial you can put in matching games and other activities. I also like that you can track the results. As a bonus, you can use other teacher presentations on the site, or share your own.