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Demonstrating Understanding with Padlet

In this clip, Roxanne Paquette, an Intensive ESL teacher from Louis-de-Gonzague elementary school (CSDM), explains how she integrates Padlet as an activity to verify student understanding after reading texts.

Padlet is an online multiplatform tool that creates a virtual wall where teachers and students can collaborate and reflect on a variety of topics. They can also share videos, links, images and sounds. It’s even possible to record a comment directly in a post and draw something.

Do you want to know how you can use it in class? You can watch this quick tutorial explaining how to activate students’ prior knowledge with the Entry Ticket activity using Padlet. Note that it can be used for different pedagogical intentions but setting up the activity remains the same.

Checking for Understanding Using Plickers

In this clip, Marie-Étienne Blackburn, an elementary ESL teacher (CSDM), explains why and how she uses the Plickers application to check students’ understanding during an evaluation situation.

Using the Plickers tool is a great solution for low-tech classrooms. All you need is a mobile device with a camera and a computer hooked up to a projector. Questions are projected and students answer with a Plickers card. The answers are scanned with a mobile device and the results appear instantly on the screen. It’s a great way to engage students and get everyone’s input.

There are a variety of quiz tools that exist such as: Quizizz, Kahoot, Socrative, Google Form or O365 Forms, etc. The choice of the tool depends on your preference, your pedagogical intention and the technology available in class.

Do you want to have more ideas on how to integrate survey tools in class? You can consult the Engage Students with Interactive Videos and Survey presentation.