Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter – An Ultimate Tool For Making Online Class Interesting

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter An Ultimate Tool For Making Online Class Interesting

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter – An Ultimate Tool For Making Online Class Interesting

Sep-29-2021, Articles

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter

With Mentimeter, teach with ease and delight! 

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

Mentimeter Key Features

The main features of Mentimeter are:

  • 100-point prioritization method
  • ADL Matrix
  • Real-time analysis
  • Mobile apps
  • Auto-generate QR code
  • BCG Matrix
  • Complex rating
  • Device agnostic
  • Historical data
  • Visualization
  • Data export
  • Hide and show the result
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Online collaboration
  • Online Growth–share matrix
  • Open and close voting
  • Polling
  • Full-screen mode
  • Prioritization scenarios
  • Own logo
  • Prioritization meetings
  • Result segmentation
  • Templates and knowledge
  • Stable, secure, and fast service
  • Two-dimensional ranking
  • Vote

8 Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter:

1) Use as Icebreakers

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.

 

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter- IcebreakersCreative Ways of Using Mentimeter- Afternoon Icebreaker

 

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter-Morning Icebreaker

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter- Hobby Icebreaker

 

2)Testing Knowledge

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

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter - Testing Knowledge

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter- Testing Knowledge Examples

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter- Questions

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter- True or False Questions

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter- Leader board

 

3) Self-assessment Activities

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

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter- Self Assesment Activities

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter -Asking questions

 

4) Brainstorming with word cloud

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.

Creative Ways of Using Mentimeter- brainstorming with word cloud

 

5) Classroom Discussions

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.

6) Using “dead time” 

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.

7) Ask for Active participation

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.

8) Fun assignments for boring subjects

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.

Conclusion:

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!

 

Dr. Cherian P. Kurien, the Director, MITLE, Marian College, Kuttikkanam, is an eminent scholar who has made a mark in the field of social welfare education. He was Founder Principal of Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences (Shivaji University), Satara (MS) and Director, Karve Institute (Pune University), Pune. He has extensive experience in Higher Education Accreditation process and has coordinated the accreditation process in three institutions successfully. His experience in developing CSR components in Corporate Organizations, NGO restructuring and conflict management is worthy of special mention.

Dr. Mendus Jacob

A prominent Academician and an Entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience. He is also the Director of MCA Programme at Marian College, Kuttikkanam (Autonomous). Former Director of School of Applicable Mathematics, M.G. University. Research Guide of Lincoln University. Member of Academic and Administrative bodies of Autonomous Colleges, Engineering Colleges and Business Schools. He is a Ph.D. in Operations Research and has to his credit a number of National and International publications. He has served as resource person for many National & International Seminars & Conferences in Mathematics, Management and Computer Applications. He has organised, conducted and served as resource person for a number of Faculty Development Programmes including UGC sponsored Refresher Courses. His areas of interests are Outcome Based Education, Accreditations, New Educational Policy etc.

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Digital Marketing Head at ipsr solutions limited. Google Certified with 8+ years of extensive experience in different Digital Marketing channels i.e. SEO(search engine optimization), SEM(Search Engine Marketing), SMO(social media optimization) ORM(online reputation management), PPC(Google Adwords), Lead Generation, Adwords campaign management, Content creation, Blogging (Corporate and Personal), etc. Having a wide knowledge of employing basic and advanced SEO strategies. Responsible for planning and executing the best online strategy for all client projects. Having inscribed knowledge of Google Analytics,Google tag manager and Facebook pixels in Tracking and analysis of running live campaigns. Passionate about exploring new tools, apps, and digital marketing trends to stay on top of the game.

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