I have read a lot of blog posts in my day. I’m always looking for new tricks and ways to make my teaching more engaging as it sometimes seems that doing anything at all - even staring at the ceiling - is more fun than learning Math. This post from Mrs. E Teaches Math was a complete game-changer. Have you heard of Kahoot? You know those clickers that every teacher who runs any sort of educational PD raves about but that no budget manager will ever purchase? Well, forget those! Kids can use any sort of device that gets on the internet – including their phones – to play Kahoot.
Needs: a projector, internet-accessible devices (students can definitely pair up if need be), time to make a multiple-choice Kahoot. It’s amazing. It’s the absolute perfect way to review or assess student understanding of any topic, and it took less time to make a Kahoot than it usually takes me to create a lesson! Here is one I made for our Algebra 2 midterm review.