Classroom technology

For online teaching I use:

  • Mural – visual collaborative software that is easy to use and allows students to directly contribute to a discussion

Here’s a list of some websites/apps that I recommend for tests/quizzes/forms:

  • – very useful for quick feedback, generated wordclouds, anonymous Q&A, and doesn’t require students to log in
  • Kahoot! – a fun quiz template best for in class experience
  • Google Forms – easy to build and monitor, can be used as a graded quiz

These are options that I used to use, but switched to Google Forms:

  • Socrative – a nice way to present quizzes and measure student performance. Can be teacher paced so that you ensure all students have answered before moving on to the next question
  • Typeform – a way to generate longer forms that are tailored to student responses

Qualtrics and Survey Monkey are great for running a survey, and purport to allow you to create a quiz, but in my experience lack the functionality required to be used in a classroom setting. I am very keen to find an intuitive quiz builder that allows students to see their score, and allows instructors to batch grade open ended questions and then export the results. So far it seems that Google Forms are the best option.

Here’s a list of some resources that have been recommended to me, but I don’t currently use:

  • Nearpod – allows interaction and student participation
  • Mentimeter— presentation software to encourage fun workshops