Type of technology: Online resource
SAMR Model Rating: Augmentation
Grade level: 10 CP
Subject area: English
Description of the lesson taught: We began our short story unit by taking notes on the literary devices the students need to know in order to successfully understand the stories and to be able to write literary analyses on the stories. Students created flashcards for each term.
After reading the short story “Lamb to the Slaughter”, by Roald Dahl, the students addressed four literary terms in a literary analysis. The students will write two more literary analyses after reading two more short stories. The unit will culminate with the students writing their own short stories and effectively incorporating the literary devices into the plot line.
I incorporated FlipQuiz as a tool to “test” them on their knowledge of the terms. Students currently sit in pods of four, so in their pods, they competed against the other pods to earn the points. I mirrored the game onto the TV so everyone could see it. My 10 CP students have a lot of energy and they like to compete, so they were extremely engaged and, concurrently, they participated in learning the terms.
I anticipate using this tool several more times throughout the year.
This study tool is fun for the students. They like the game aspect and it’s a lot more interesting than studying flashcards. Additionally, they can create their own if they want to use it as a way to test themselves. FlipQuiz can be used in a lot of different ways and it’s easy to creat a board.
To get started: Go to flipquiz.me and sign up.
The board will open and you will see a long box that will ask for a category. Fill in the category by clicking “edit”. You can always go back to “edit” later to fix it.
Next, type in the question and answers. If you don’t want to include answers, you don’t have to.
When you’re finished with one category and it’s saved, click on the “second category” box and edit. It will, again, allow you to type into the boxes. Remember to click “save” at the end. (You do not have to use all of the categories). When you’re finished typing in what you want and you’ve saved it, go to the green box in the upper right corner and click on “presentation view.”
Here’s what my “Presentation view” looks like. This is what the students will see projected onto the TV. As you can see, they can choose categories and amounts. The harder questions are worth more.
When the student asks me to click on one of the boxes, the question pops up. If you want to show the answer, click on the small green box on the bottom left that reads “reveal answer”.