Mr. Freedman - Jo
Teacher: Mr. Freedman
Subject Area: Grade 10 Business
Technology Used: Poll Everywhere, Typeform, Youtube/Khan Academy
Mr. Freedman wanted to use videos and polls in the classroom to engage students in learning about Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GIC) and advertising effectiveness.
I was required to research what GIC was and effective ways to teach it. Since platforms for interactive teaching were readily available, I chose to use videos from Khan Academy to show the class. The video tutorials were in-depth and taught the class the necessary skills and formulas to calculate GIC. However, this video was not chosen to be shown to this class and reserved for future use.
As for teaching the effectiveness of well-done advertisements, Mr. Freedman had the idea of creating a poll to compare advertisements side-by-side. First, I created several polls on different platforms for Mr. Freedman to review. Each platform had its own unique appeal, but in the end, the poll created on the platform, Type Form, was chosen. The students in Mr. Freedman’s class were able to use their computers to take the poll during class. Once all the students completed the poll, the results could be viewed as a class to highlight the most effective ad.
Uses in Other Subject Areas:
Khan Academy has many tutorials on various subject areas. Some subjects include: math, physics, biology, chemistry and history. The full list with more specific units can be seen here. These step-by-step video tutorials could be shown to the class to reinforce ideas from previous lessons.
Any teacher can use poll platforms for feedback of a certain project or the overall course and is capable of creating mock quizzes for students. The accessibility of creating and reviewing a poll makes it a viable option for teachers of all subject areas to use. Polls are a versatile way for any teacher to use as a learning resource in class. The visual component (and audio, which was not used in this situation) appeals to the various learning styles of students.