Kahoot: An Online Game-based Learning Tool

By Kevin Dajee

Psychology Teacher & Teaching and Learning Champion

(@QEPsychology) (@TandLatQE)

Kahoot is an online learning game-based tool, which consists of multiple choice questions in the format of a quiz, discussion or survey. It is projected at the front of the classroom, and played by the whole class together in real-time (with students answering on their own personal device). It is a useful tool to incorporate in any session where BYOD is a feature of your teaching session. If you are looking for a simple online learning tool to brighten and engage your classroom Kahoot is the answer for you!Project & Play Continue reading

Online Learning Tools- Quizzes

By Kevin Dajee

Psychology Teacher & Teaching and Learning Champion

(@QEPsychology) (@TandLatQE)

There is a vast array of online learning and game-based learning tools 16395-technology-in-the-classroom-web-2-0-resourcesthat are freely available and which teachers can use to encourage engagement, participation and a sense of fun into the classroom- using these tools together with a smartphone, Continue reading

“Can I have a Model Answer please sir?”- Cut and Paste Model Answer Activity

By Kevin Dajee

Psychology Teacher & Teaching and Learning Champion

(@QEPsychology) (@TandLatQE)

“Can I have a model answer please sir?” A question I sometimes get asked in Psychology lessons from my learners. I amModel Answer- 20141215_160621_resized pretty reluctant to simply just give them the model answer just like that.

This activity helps students to think about essay structure, logic and coherence. It gets learners working with the material and picking and choosing points of description and evaluation for themselves. Continue reading

I Love Padlet

By Matt Smith

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Padlet is a wonderful free resource that we use a lot in Economics and Business.  It is a really easy way that students can share ideas and research. I have also used it for students to ask questions near exam time and if your lucky the students will answer the questions and you simply monitor the responses. An example of Padlet in action can be seen below:

http://padlet.com/msh/m0ok448cxmwr

A really useful video showing how to use it is here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UuzciL8qCYM

If anyone wants some help to use then please do not hesitate to ask me.

QR Codes: How to use those Strange Looking Square Designs in Education

By Kevin Dajee

Psychology Teacher & Teaching and Learning Champion

(@QEPsychology) (@TandLatQE)

12-QR-Quote resizeYou see these strange looking square designs everywhere these days: cereal boxes, discount coupons, newspapers, posters, adverts, I even saw someone wearing it as a design on a t-shirt in the Highcross.

QR codes (where QR stands for Quick Response) are two-dimensional barcodes that can be read using devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. They can link directly to websites, videos, articles, social media pages and much more. All that is needed is a camera on your device and a QR code reader which can be downloaded for free as an app. Continue reading