In light of the Coronavirus, I asked our LinkedIN group for their best suggestions to keep a virtual meetings or learning event fun. Whether you’re working from home, conducting online meetings, webinars, or facilitating remote learning, these tips will serve you well. I’ve synthesized the suggestions and broken them into several categories:
This post focuses on using apps and quizzes to promote participation and engage learners in any virtual meeting.
Katrina Kennedy put together this very useful comparison chart, comparing Kahoot, Padlet, Poll Everywhere, Quizlet Live, Quizzizz, Socrative, and UMU. It shows which apps have the following tools:
Warm-up * Present Content * Brainstorm * Report Out * Practice * Quiz * Q&A * Evaluation
Thank you, Katrina!
4. Learning Apps
Talent Cards, A Micro-Learning App – TALENT CARDS APP really meets the standards of micro-learning. Hope it works for you. ~ Mariely Rosario
Kahoot for Learning Reinforcement, Quizzes and Distance Learning – You can use Kahoot for learning games and quizzes or for more robust distance learning events. They are offering free service to educators affected by the Coronavirus. Otherwise, businesses can expect to pay $10-60 per month per host, depending on plan features. Kahoot’s Distance Learning Guide offers tips for a “live playing,” including:
“I’ve been using Kahoot quizzes as my game to recap on the training of the day before. You design the quiz with multiple choice questions or true/ false. You also set how long you have to answer each question. It’s super fun, quick and very competitive. After every question you get to see the leader board.” ~ Varsha Manga
Quizalize – Quizalize lets you engage your students with fun quizzes while instantly obtaining valuable mastery data. Automatically differentiate learning based on student performance. It is free to schools who have closed do to Coronavirus. Quizalize is especially useful to teachers because it generates reports about how each student answered.