Tools to engage
Padlet - https://padlet.com
A virtual pinboard that allows users to write text and upload links and images on a publicly accessible board. Easy to create, collaborate and adapt.
Poll Everywhere - https://www.polleverywhere.com
Allows everyone to participate and keeps students interested in the presentation. Students can respond and ask questions anonymously. It provides a way to do on-the-spot assessment of learning goals.
Workshop (using Padlet)
Between 10-60 students in an IT lab: presentation followed by activity.
Activity: groups of 3-4 - two tasks.
1. Use articles and books to practice paraphrasing and citing.
2. Practise writing reference entry.
Groups collaborate then post their paragraphs and reference list entry on Padlet.
Analyse and discuss.
Seeing engagement and facilitating discussion encourages learning
Pros and cons
Dependant on students having mobile device.
Works well to engage students in the lecture environment (to see if they paid attention).
Fun activity to break up the lecture one-way communication.
Be careful about open-ended questions. Can cause chaos!
Can save results and use Poll Everywhere for feedback too.
Created with images by RobinHiggins - "bored woman eye" • jarmoluk - "microphone it lecture" • AbsolutVision - "lightbulb concept cork" • Paul Hanaoka - "untitled image" • freestocks.org - "untitled image" • rawpixel - "action brainstorming business" • Antenna - "untitled image" • Carlos Arthur M.R - "untitled image"