1. Record your lecture and upload it as a podcast. Share the link with your students to use while studying or for reference.
2. Share your number with your students and ask them to message any questions that they have while reviewing the lesson. You can answer the salient questions in the next class or direct them as to where they can find the answers. Additionally two or more questions on the same point will give you valuable feedback on which areas of your lecture were harder to follow.
3. Ask a new question related to your subject and let your students use their phones to see how quickly they can find the answer. (students without browsing capacity can share phones with those who have them) This will enable you to see how well they understood the context of the question, along with recognition of important keywords of your lecture.
4. Create short lists of salient points, like history dates, exam hints, short summaries, etc., which can be shared with students through messaging.
5. Allow students to take 5 minutes to study continental geography using Google maps before asking them to put away their phones and quizzing them.
6. Build vocabulary by sending them flashcards with a new word and its definition, everyday.
Short quizzes, important equations, and definitions can be easily emphasised by creating simple content and pushing this material to student phones using mobile learning applications like MOBL21.
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