Saturday, August 27, 2016

Flipping a classroom or having a book talk and want to see how students respond to questions? Try Verso.

Verso is a free site that allows teachers to pose questions to students (through videos, attachments, etc.) and have them respond to your question without seeing anyone else's response (think posting in Google Classroom but without students being able to see responders' name). Once they respond they will be able to see other classmates responses (but the responses are anonymous - see picture below).

One idea that keeps popping into my mind is for students to be able to predict what will happen in a book the class is reading, have an open-ended question about the book, etc.

Once the class has responded to the question you posed to them you can

1. See each student's response (with their name).
2. Group students who have like-minded ideas.
3. Group students with opposing views.
4. Display the responses on your board and open up discussions - possibly students will hear ideas that are vastly different than their own.

Verso can be used on any device. Students can sign in using their Google account.

Below you will see an embedded YouTube video created by Verso as well as a 6 minute video I created.

As always, any questions please let me know!

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