Are your student’s phones out in your class? Are they more interested in texting on their phones and looking things up on their phones rather than participating in class? Well, put their technology to work in their learning – Kahoots! Nope, not a sneeze! And nope, nothing to sneeze at! Students LOVE this. They get to use their phones, they get quizzed and find out what they know and don’t know, and the teacher finds out what they know and don’t know as well. It is not only a learning tool, but an instructional tool that faculty can use to reinforce information, or revisit information that their students are not understanding.
During the Fall 2015 In-Service training, I was struck by an idea. I felt that many of my students had the desire to succeed in my courses but lacked the tools that they needed in order to do so.
They were reading PowerPoint slides, sometimes watching lecture videos…but that was about it.