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Kahoot!

December 20, 2015 Comments off

Kahoot! is a gameshow-like quiz website. After having been introduced to it, I have spent the last month trying it out for myself. I particularly like using them as part of a plenary, or even to recap a topic.

It is completely free for both teachers and students to use. To start, set up an account at www.getkahoot.com and begin making quizzes.

Here are a few of mine:

GCSE Higher Revision

GCSE Foundation Revision

Multiplying Decimals

Divisibility Tests

The quizzes are multiple choice and students race against each other to win points. They go to www.kahoot.it and type in the game Pin. They do not need to login or even sign up. They just enter their name (I insist on their name rather than nicknames) and when ready the quiz/gameshow begins.

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As the teacher, you begin the quiz on the computer that is linked to the projector and the students select the correct answer. Their view looks like this:

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The students absolutely love the competitive nature of Kahoot! and adds a bit of variety to a plenary or revision lesson.

The only downsides I have found are the students cannot change their answer if they have picked the wrong one. Also, like with any type of activity, if repeated too often they can become a little bored. These can be easily avoided however by telling the students to be careful when picking their answers and to scatter Kahoots! throughout your schemes of work.

Kahoot! is an excellent addition to any teachers’ repetoires.

 

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Blog: Google Drive Add-ons

August 31, 2014 Comments off

Google Add-ons

This is section 12 of “The Complete Guide to Google Drive.”

A pdf of this section can be downloaded here – Section 12 pdf

Google has a very wide range of Add-ons that will add another dimension to Google Drive. This section shows how to access and browse the add-on section.

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Blog: Individualised Feedback Documents on Google Drive

August 31, 2014 Comments off

Using Google Drive to provide individualised feedback

This is section 11 of “The Complete Guide to Google Drive.”

Click here to download the pdf of this section – Section 11 pdf

This section shows how students can Google Drive can be used to provide students with individualised feedback.

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Blog: Using Google Drive to Collaboratively Improve Work

August 31, 2014 Comments off

Using Google Drive to collaboratively Improve work

This is section 10 of “The Complete Guide to Google Drive.”

To download the pdf version of this Section, click here – Section 10 pdf

This section shows how work can be marked/annotated to help students improve. Also ideal for Schemes of Work or curriculum planning.

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Blog: How to convert files in Google Drive

August 31, 2014 Comments off

Converting files to editable formats

This is section 9 from “The Complete Guide to Google Drive.”

You can download a pdf of this section from here –Section 9 pdf

Often files uploaded will need to be converted from Word, Excel and PowerPoint to Document, Spreadsheet and Presentation.

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Blog: How to upload a file to Google Drive

August 31, 2014 Comments off

Uploading files

This is section 8 of “The Complete Guide to Google Drive.”

To download a pdf of this section, click here – Section 8 pdf

This section shows how to upload files into your Google Drive area. Ideal for easy access on any computer, tablet or iPhone.

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Blog: Sharing files with students or staff

August 31, 2014 Comments off

Sharing files

This is section 7 of “The Complete Guide to Google Drive.”

A pdf of this section can be downloaded here – Section 7 pdf

This section demonstrates how to share files such as worksheets, videos, spreadsheets and so on with colleagues and students.

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Blog: Creating and editing a Form (Survey/Homework)

August 31, 2014 Comments off

Creating and editing a Form (Survey/Homework)

This is section 6 from ‘The Complete Guide to Google Drive.’

A pdf can be downloaded here – Section 6 pdf

This is perhaps my favourite part of Google Drive. You can create a ‘Form’ or as I like to call it, a survey or a homework, that students or colleagues can complete.

The Form can contain a wide range of styles of questions and also can include pictures or even videos embedded within it.

I use Google Forms with every Flipped Lesson to allow me to see when students have watched the video and they also answer a few questions to allow me to check their understanding.

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Blog: Creating a spreadsheet on Google Drive

August 31, 2014 Comments off

Creating and editing a Spreadsheet

This is section 5 from “The Complete Guide to Google Drive.”

A pdf can be downloaded here – Section 5 pdf

Google Drive has it’s own spreadsheet software, appropriately called “Spreadsheet.”

Like Document, a fantastic benefit of Spreadsheet is that the user can create and edit high quality spreadsheets on any machine without needing any software installed. There is also no need for memory sticks as the files are automatically saved and can be accessed anywhere.

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Blog: Creating a presentation on Google Drive

August 31, 2014 Comments off

Creating and editing a Presentation

This is section 4 from “The Complete Guide to Google Drive.”

A pdf can be downloaded here – Section 4 pdf

Google Drive has it’s own presentation software, appropriately called “Presentation.”

Like Document, a fantastic benefit of Presentation is that the user can create and edit high quality presentations on any machine without needing any software installed. There is also no need for memory sticks as the files are automatically saved and can be accessed anywhere.

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