Learning in the online classroom can be hard because of all the distractions and it’s often hard to figure out which tools are best for engaging your students. As a teacher, it’s important to know how to engage your students in order to help them learn better.
Mentimeter is an Audience engagement platform and there are a whole bunch of different ways to use it. Maybe you’re a teacher and want to create a poll, quiz, reflection, or many other things? The possibilities are endless! Mentimeter’s live polling feature is a great way to test your students’ knowledge, gather feedback from them and have them reflect on their learning process. You can also use word clouds, open-ended questions, and more to start a discussion in the classroom. One you learn about the creative ways of using mentimeter, I am sure this tool is going to be a major part of your online teaching.
Mentimeter is the best way to create interactive presentations that are more effective, easier to use, and more engaging.
This tool is used by many teachers around the world because of its usefulness in making students interactive and attentive during online classes.
Watch the below video on “How to use mentiemeter” and Read the blog to about the Step by step process of using mentimeter
The main features of Mentimeter are:
Icebreakers are a great way to get the mood of a session started. They can be fun, reflective, or thought-proking; whatever suits the mood! Start off with some easy ice breakers that won’t require too much thinking on the part of your audience. Try to inject a little humor into what you’re saying for an extra twist.
Test your students with a Mentimeter instead of a paper & pen. There’s no stress, and the quiz is fun and relaxed – not feeling like an exam!
Below are some interesting examples
Self-assessment activities are a way that teachers can give their students feedback without hurting their feelings. These teaching techniques allow students to reflect on themselves and see areas in which they need improvement.
Here are some self-assessment ideas that you may use
Create an interactive brainstorming session that will engage your students. Get your students involved by asking them to enter words around a certain topic into the word cloud, this will allow them to explore ideas and create thoughts they may not have had before.
Setting aside space for discussions encourages your students to engage more with the curriculum. Encourage participation by using raw open-ended Mentimeter questions that can be used as a starting point for classroom debates. As a teacher, you know how important it is to maintain a classroom where students feel comfortable and engaged in the material. It’s difficult to hold students’ attention if they don’t feel like they have an opinion on the topic or are passionate about it.
One of the best ways to ensure this happens is by getting them to talk about something they are interested in. This will not only make them more engaged and satisfied with their online classes but also encourages your students to engage more with the curriculum. Encourage participation by using raw open-ended Mentimeter questions that can be used as a starting point for classroom debates. Have your students give their opinions on topics that are relevant to what they are learning. Then, take these opinions and share them with the rest of the class for a lively debate. It’s a great way to engage them in what you’re teaching, and also introduce them to some new ideas.
Encourage your students to stay engaged during dead time, such as when they change lessons or are out of knowledge, by using Mentimeter to tide over the gaps.
Create a few Q&A prompts for your students to answer during the time you have between lessons. This will keep them engaged and attentive.
You can get on your students’ level and learn how they enjoy learning best by having them sharing their opinions. One method that has been proven to work is to engage with students by asking them about their own opinions & preferences.
It can be hard to engage young students when it comes to “boring” or difficult topics, but you can improve this by using fun activities that will make them feel like getting involved.
I hope the above mentioned Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter will be useful for you to keep students engaged during online classes. Many teachers have already started using Mentimeter to make their lectures more
Now it is time for you to try out the Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter and transform how you teach online!
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