ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 20Snap Shots

Complexity involved in
Planning MODERATE
Developing Materials LOW
Implementing in Class LOW

Description and Purpose

Snap Shots are conceptual multiple-choice questions that help deepen student understanding while simultaneously checking it. During a lecture, the professor pauses, asks a question, and individual students choose which answer they think is correct. The questions in Snap Shots focus on a single concept, have a good set of multiple-choice answers, and have a moderate level of difficulty. The instructor makes a quick visual assessment of student responses. Students then discuss their answers in pairs and try to come to consensus on the answer.

When used frequently, this technique, ...

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