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, ...

Get Interactive Lecturing now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.