The students are involved directly in the teaching; they have their understanding checked, and they practice their capability of arguing.
Gør klar til aktiviteten
Prepare the activity
The teacher goes through the new answers and results via the classroom screen. (5 min.)
Saml op på aktiviteten
Wrap up on the activity
The teacher poses a question and gives a set of possible answers in a multiple-choice format. (1 min.)
The students reflect on the question and vote in Mentimeter. (1 min.)
The teacher asks the students to pair up with a fellow learner who has voted differently.
In pairs, the students try to convince one another of the correctness of their individual answers. (3-5 min.)
Again, the students vote individually.
Få afviklingen til at fungere
Ensure a good execution
The teacher choose a tool where s/he can create a questionnaire beforehand like Google Forms or Mentimeter
Mentimeter is used to create live polls and tests in the classroom. You can ask questions and receive comments from students, who can respond from their computer, smartphone or tablet.
Mentimeter works a bit like a common presentation tool like PowerPoint, but with Mentimeter you can create interactive questions such as multiple choice, 2 by 2 Matrix, quiz, and more. You can also get the students to write a word or message and show it on the screen. The students are sitting with their device and can answer your questions and the results will be shown live on your screen.
Live voting works particularly well with large classes, where it can be difficult to get the students to talk. Once the students have answered a question and seen how the other students have answered, they may be more willing to justify their own answer in plenary.
Mentimeter can also be used to break up your lecture and get the students activated. In addition to helping them stay focused, students get the opportunity to test what they have learned. If you find that students do not understand the topic you have just dealt with, you can address it immediately.