Do you want help introducing a tech tool to your students?
Aidan, Kris & myself are more than happy to help introduce tech (remote, or IRL) to your class. We can also spend time, or an entire Digital Essentials class period helping your students, or supplementing an existing project in your curriculum!
If it makes sense for one of us to come in more than other (ex: Do you want Kris' database, or Sora expertise? Aidan's website building skills?) We can come into your class even if we don't regularly teach Digital Essentials in that grade.
Just let us know as a team in advance, & we will work out the logistics.
We are also as excited as you are to help in a more significant way with interdisciplinary projects. Let's collaborate!
1. After logging into Mentimeter, Click +New presentation. A 'Presentation' is a slide with interactive questions.
2. It will automatically open onto a blank slide. Remember, the free version of Mentimeter only allows two slides, or two interactive questions total, per presentation.
3. Click on the question type you would like to add. I'll choose Multiple Choice for this example.
4. Type the question you would like to ask.
5. Click the picture icon to upload a corresponding image.
6. Type in the different Answer options for your participants.
7. Make sure to look at the Extra options. For example, if you would like to allow your participants to choose more than one answer, Click "Let participants choose multiple options." Or, you can display the correct answer, or the answers in percentages.
8. You can now see your blank slide, where responses will appear when your participants submit their answers.
9. Another fun option might be to have your students fill in a Word Cloud. Click Word Cloud for this option.
Remember, on the free version of Mentimeter you can only have two questions. This is my second "slide," or question.
10. Type Your question (what types of words you're asking students to submit for the cloud) under "Your Question."
11. Click Entries per participant to customize how many words you would like your students to include in their answer. This is the number of words in a phrase, not different entries!
12. Click Let participant submit multiple times if you would like your students to submit more than one answer.
13. Here are a few of the other question types you can have on a Mentimeter slide.
14. An "Open Ended" question allows students to submit any written answer to the slide, with no word limit.
15. A "Scales" question allows students to rate their answers on a scale (such as 'Strongly Disagree' --> 'Strongly Agree').
16. A "Ranking" question allows students to rank answers (such as 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice).
17. A "Q&A" question allows students to submit any of their own questions to the presentation.
18. Creating a "Quiz Competition" slide allows your students to answer the question in a "quiz" format - with a correct, or incorrect answer. Answers can either be selected, or typed.
19. You can also customize your "Content Slides" - for example, you could create a slide with just an image on it, or an embedded video.
Just remember that in the free version of Mentimeter, you can only have two slides.
20. Click Themes to adjust the color scheme, and theme of your slide.
1. Click on the Presentation you want to start, or share with your class
2. I recommend naming your Presentation so students will know what they're looking at it when they open it, and it is also easier to keep you Presentations organized this way!
3. Click Share
4. Here, you can see the different ways to share your Mentimeter presentation. You can make sure the access is 'available to join' as well.
5. One way students can join your Mentimeter is by going to "menti.com" on their device, and entering the 6-digit code.
6. Or, you can send them the link to your presentation (it is probably much easier for them to just enter the code themselves).
7. Click Present to start presenting your Mentimeter.
8. Your presentation will now open, and you can start to screen share in Zoom, if you want results to be visible to your class.
9. At any point, if a student is kicked out, or joins late, the Menti code is available on the top of the presentation
10. When students start to answer your questions, the results will appear on the slide.
11. To advance to your second slide, click the right arrow key ON YOUR KEYBOARD.
12. Click "ESC" on your keyboard to finish presenting.
13. Click Download results to download the answers to your computer (the only option for this on the free version is as a PDF).
14. Click Reset results to do this presentation again, without any student responses on it.