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.
Well, I have started my class and it truly is amazing as well as everything that I have imagined! I now know that in 4th grade when I said I was going to be a mom, a nurse, and a teacher when I grew up, I was right……I had it all figured out at the ripe old age of 10 years! HAHA! But, now that I have started teaching, I am posed with new problems that I never knew I would face. After administering the first test and hearing each and everyone of the students complain about it, I couldn’t help but wonder……what did I do wrong? I know it wasn’t me; I know the test was good and that the material was covered. What was new to me was the fact that it appears some students are unmotivated or have the “I don’t care” attitude. To be honest, this is shocking to me and I am wondering how I can motivate the “I don’t care” generation? What techniques have any of you used to correct this? What worked, what didn’t? I am hoping to find references and answers from you, my colleagues, to help me move forward…………..hope to hear from you soon!