6 Jul 2016

Kahoot! quiz site

Our modern learners love to collaborate and make use of digital tools.

Kahoot! is a website that provides interactive, online quizzes for all age-groups, on almost any topic you can think of.

Quizzes can be played on any internet capable device (tablet, laptop, smartphone) - you just need to commit one screen to display the questions with the students (as individuals or teams) using their own devices to select answers.

WARNING! Classroom noise levels will increase tenfold while a quiz is being played. Students can also create their own Kahoot! quizzes to share info and test their classmates - it is easy to do and a great exercise in literacy and technological skills (selecting relevant information, forming questions and multi-choice answers, creating/finding suitable images, working with others etc).

Contact me if you’d like to view the quizzes my students have created (my class has a private Under 16 yrs account which means other users have to receive an invite to be able to play the quizzes, and also means that my students can only access quizzes that have been approved by Kahoot for under 16s ).

Teachers as rookies, not experts


4 Jul 2016

Our NZC - innovative in education

Dr. Julia Atkin: Expressing the essence of the NZ Curriculum from EDtalks on Vimeo.


Linking pedagogy and_space from briace1

From my CORE Education MLP course:
The slideshow above provides an overview of some research work done by Dr. Kenn Fisher of Melbourne University, where he and his team have developed a framework for thinking about designing learning spaces that match pedagogical intent. The PDF version of the document can be found here
You'll note that the focus of the work of Fisher and his team is to focus first on the learning that is intended, and the sorts of spaces most enabling of that. The result is to consider the development of learning spaces that are 'fit for purpose' allowing learners the choice of places within the overall environment in which they can work comfortably and appropriately to complete the task in hand.