Audience response system · Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital communication

#546 Need a back channel chat for your class? Try Yo Teach!

Yo Teach is a very quick and easy way of setting up a back channel/chat area for your students. You can have access to admin features that enables you to delete messages, create word clouds, set up voting, along with a host of other options! Take a look… Featured Image by Foundry Co from PixabayFeatured

Audience response system · Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Digital participation · Formative assessment

#545 Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides

Did you know that Google Slides now has an Add-on for Nearpod? The Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides allows you to add in Nearpod’s interactive activities and features, directly within your Google Slides presentations. To enable this feature, go to Google Slides – Add-ons – Get add-ons – and install Nearpod from there. Once you… Continue reading #545 Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Formative assessment · PowerPoint · Quiz tools

#515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

Mentimeter is a popular tool to make sessions more interactive, but having to switch between presentation and browser can make using it in sessions a bit of a pain. Never fear though, there is a great PowerPoint add-on that allows you to embed your Mentimeter activities directly into your presentation. See the video below to… Continue reading #515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

Audience response system · Classroom Technologies · Digital collaboration · Formative assessment · Quiz tools

#487 Quizlet live: an interactive and collaborative activity

In #59 and #74, we introduced you to Quizlet, a great study and revision tool. In this video, we introduce you to Quizlet Live, a great way to make your lectures more interactive whilst promoting collaboration. Possible answers to a question are spread out across several devices, so students are required to work to together… Continue reading #487 Quizlet live: an interactive and collaborative activity

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Curation · Social Media

#483 Hootfeed to share your tweets

Hootfeed is a great way to share a twitter search with your students or to view twitter discussions during a conference. It’s really quick and easy to set up and is based around a key word search or hashtag, it even has a built in profanity filter! You will need a Twitter account to use… Continue reading #483 Hootfeed to share your tweets

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Digital communication · Digital identity management · Digital innovation · Top tip

#477 Kahoot: New nickname generator

Kahoot is a classroom favourite where you can add fun interactive elements into your lessons (for more information on Kahoot see #14 In class quizzes? Get Kahoot!). Often one of the reasons cited by academics for not wanting to use Kahoot is that students have the freedom to choose their own nicknames. This isn’t an issue… Continue reading #477 Kahoot: New nickname generator

Audience response system · Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Formative assessment · Quiz tools

#454 Socrative Analytics: Useful data to help you plan

In #65 we introduced you to Socrative, a free quiz tool that can be used in the classroom. One of the great features of Socrative is the information it gives you about the progress of your students. The data comes in different formats so there is bound to be something which can help you identify… Continue reading #454 Socrative Analytics: Useful data to help you plan