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Survey Students in Real Time

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In my first post on this blog I wrote about my first EDC3100 lecture and tutorial.  We used iPads to fill in surveys and our lecturer got the results in real time.  At the time, I thought this was a fantastic way of gaining student ideas’ and knowledge quickly.  I was unsure at the time how you could implement this technique in a primary school classroom.

I came across real time survey website ‘Kahoot!‘ when reading Daniel‘s blog post.  Kahoot can be used “to create quizzes, surveys or polls related to specific topics; either asking quick questions ‘on the go’ to get feedback or opinion, or more in depth questions for formative assessment.”  To engage an entire class, Kahoot can be projected on a screen at the front classroom, while students join in through their own internet connected devices (computers, laptops, iPads, iPods etc.).

I like that teachers can instantly “get an overview of the current knowledge levels of everyone in the room for formative assessment and can adapt their teaching accordingly.”  This is a great alternative to my thumbs up/thumbs down method.  I also think students would enjoy the colourful, game oriented format.

Below is a video example of a grade five class using Kahoot which Daniel linked in his post.

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One thought on “Survey Students in Real Time

  1. Pingback: Kahoot! for future classrooms! | sarahsallison

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