Elizabeth

  • This mini lesson on validity discusses different types of validity, and provides activities for students to design a Likert scale, and generate alternative measures to assess the quality of relationships. This […]

  • This is a mini lesson on independent and dependent variables. It includes an activity involving extroversion and the number of Facebook friends for students to practice identifying variables, discuss the validity, […]

  • This mini lesson on quasi-experimental design is aimed to teach students how to identify the difference between experimental and quasi-experimental design. It also includes an activity to practice generating ways […]

  • This Content Acquisition Podcast (CAP) on decision making examines the Expected Utility Theory and Prospect Theory. It provides examples of how individuals may make decisions that violate the Expected Utility […]

  •  Apps can be used in the classroom to create a more engaged participatory environment. Kahoot! can be accessed using the internet with both computers and smartphones. Instructors can set up a “game” with m […]

    • Seems like a neat tool! Wonder what happens if students don’t have access to wifi?

    • Group 1: Great post! Audience participation systems are a great way to ensure total participation within a class. Research shows that using anonymous responding provides a better estimate of student understanding than when students raise their hands or use index cards in class. Anonymity can be a benefit to the classroom.

      We are curious: how much does it cost for a medium-to-large classroom? We can’t find this information on the website, as it’s very opaque about what the “free” version and the “subscription” version uses. We also worry about whether this is usable in classrooms and locations with poor access to wifi or the internet. Even in new buildings, we can have problems accessing online resources.

      Still, this can be very useful if a class has reliable wifi and if we knew more about the costs of using this app.