Active Learning using Interactive Tools

Directory of Learning & Performance Tools

Here is a directory that compile interactive tools online. This effort will support us to execute active learning in lecture. The directory contains over 1,000 entries in which categorized in four main areas – instructional tool, content devolopment tools, social tools, personal & professional tools.

Among the tools we can use:

1. Prezi – be careful, your audience can be dizzy

2. Padlet – organize and plan your padlet well – it can be your contents for eLPPT. CTL can give you extra marks if you really utlize your subject content here.

3. Kahoot – kahoot can lead you to edutainment ctl. There are a few of edutainment apps. We can download at CTL UTM

4. Powtoon – http://www.powtoon.com. It is a powerful tool for us to animate the presentation tools. This will lead us to UTM-MIT-Blossoms.

5. Wideo – create video online

6. Creaza – https://www.creaza.com. Creaza is a digital learning tool that enables students to work with different subjects and topics by creating mind maps, presentation, comic strips, movies and audio productions.

7. Storybird – http://storybird.com. Visual storytelling for everyone. A plafform for writers and bloggers.

8. be funky – https://www.befunky.com. Photo editing & graphic design made for everyone.

9. Coggle – a clear way to share complex information – mind map.

Last but not least – we can use powerpoint – but put more on active learning activities (e.g. blank page in the middle of class, unique elements after 20 minutes lecture, a game or interactive picture. I think the most relevant and cute one is actually the storytelling element to help students understand the gist of our lecture in a narrative and interesting way).

Type of Teaching & Learning Activities (TLA)

Different methods for Active Learning:

  1. Group Discussion
    1. Jigsaw group
      – split the students into 3 groups
      – then give one task for each.
      – Each group will discuss the task and become expert of that task (30
      minutes).T
      he members of each group will become an expert for each task. 
      – The member can go to other group and teach their expertise.
      – Benefit: teach each other (remember well, develop communication skills)
  2. Peer thinking
  3. Sticky/loose note – at the end of the class – let them point me – what they don’t understand. -à then next class – terangkan balik konsep yang diorang tak faham à masukkan dalam forum elearning
  4. Forum – discussion
    let the students upload points (make sure bagi deadline) – engage dgn students – know how they respond
  • markah forum ini saya akan ambil kira apabila anda berada di atas pagar.
  • Bagi hadiah untuk setiap ‘forum congeniality’
  • You want marks – then produce evidence/do something.
  • Print forum – as an evidence to bagi hadiah or atas pagar for better grades.

Among other active learning strategies
1. Think-pair-share
2. Brainstorming
3. Execute activities using eLearning – next semester we can backup, copy and restore – then please do CQI for improvement.
4. Blank space at powerpoint – Von Risgoff Impact
5. Note check
6. Q&A
7. Two minutes paper – assessment.
8. One Minute paper – summarize the lesson today.