Mar 7, 2018

Feed2go and Google Form

Had been using Google Form to carry out surveys which forms part of geographical investigation. Google Form is also good for collating responses. However there is a need to be connected to the internet in order to use Google Form to collect data. The android app is known as G-form for the Google Forms.

Feed2go is available in apple store ( was hoping to see it in playstore for android) and I must say it is very user friendly with the ability to enter the data offline and upload once there is internet connection.

You can chose the type of question to create - liket scale or closed questions with option
 You can also choose open-ended questions with the choice of 1 line answer or longer text.
 You can change the page layout in the setting from the top menu.

Once the questionnaire is completed, you can start the survey. This is what you will see on the screen - just press start and click on start.
Just fill up the responses and then it will go a page similar to the above where you can click on start to enter the responses from the 2nd respondent. Click on Finished once all the surveys are completed.
You can click on results to see the collated responses.
 You can also email the responses in csv format - in which the responses captured by different groups can be collated by the team leader in Microsoft excel. Using Microsoft excel the results can be presented by inserting charts as well. or using the G-form app

Feb 26, 2018

Liveboard app

Exploring the affordance of the liveboard app. It looks very promising with the ability to collaborate real time, either online or even without data with people nearby. 

I like the fact that I can annotate on the pictures taken and then shared instantly and the students collaborate with team members in analysing the data. Thinking of using the app for geographical investigation with ipads. Digitising the task of annotating pictures or fieldsketch will make it easier for the students to work collaboratively in make amendment and addition together.

It can also record and share what is written on the screen.

Usage is simple. You can download the app via playstore or apple store. Just sign up for the account upon login. 

It can also be shared on browser (chrome) except that the recording function will not be there -

Tried it out with a small group today in explaining a lesson and realised that it is a good tool for remote teaching too. 2 students from 2 diff classes needed explanation on how monsoon affect India's climate thus I told them to download and showed them using the liveboard. from home. They clarified their doubts using the chat function. So it is useful in explaining to small groups online real time.
Usage is simple too. Just start the session and invite them with the code which can be sent via WhatsApp.

The chat window is on the right hand side which made it easier to clarify any doubts the students have.

The girl find it useful as she could record the session as well.
The boy was struggling and keep erasing instead of adding to the map.

The session can be saved as shown above. 

The various tools on the whiteboard as shown above. I have inserted the picture first and then annotated the picture to explain to the students.  You can also add participants by sending them the code. 

If you are conducting a tutorial and just want to show the steps without the participants drawing on it, you can disable all drawings by clicking on user. However this function is only available on the app and not on browser version.

The liveboard on Chrome.

Checked with the Sg learning designers circle in facebook and appreciate the feedback on the use of the app from Roslee, who teaches English and Maths. He mentioned that he tried it with his remedial group and that he could share his screen to them and they can add on to his sharing. He also shared a question to the students and get them in pairs or threes at most to do while others can talk about it without the use of the projector. He also added that it is very good for ad hoc, unlike Nearpod. That's why I love the facebook community - so much to learn from each other. As I share, I learn and as I learn, I share

Feb 22, 2018

Kahoot - Jumble

There is a new game format in Kahoot - Jumble. This is good for questions which require sequence of steps. I did one on weather instrument - you can try it -

The following is a screenshot of what the students will see on their mobile/ipad/tablet. They can drag the answer and place them in the correct sequence by looking at the projection on the teacher's screen.
Student's mobile

Teacher's screen

Limitation: However it's kind of being limited by only 4 steps and no. of words for each step.

Opportunity - can use for Chinese idioms which is four letter words - clue is given and then make them to reorder the 4 letters to form the idiom. Tried out and confirmed that Chinese inputs are accepted. But the Chinese word is a bit small.

It definitely can be used in Science for steps in experiment or steps to work a Math solution. Steps for cooking. Sequence of events or dynasty etc in History etc. 

All the kahoot on Geography I have generated for revision is on the google site.  Another plus point of using Kahoot as you can save the links and use it with the class anytime.
Physical geog -
Human geog -

If you do use it, do save the results so that you can analyse them later and clarify with the class on questions which majority got it wrong.

I have also used Kahoot to motivate students to read up before the lessons so that they can try it at the start of the lesson and then clarify the main points of the topic.
You can read all my posts on Kahoot :

Jan 16, 2018

Flipgrid and Quizizz

Fantastic sharing by my colleague, Elisabeth on the use of Flipgrid and Quizizz - gamify our classrooms.

Will take time to digest and hopefully carry out with my classes and share here soon! - love the part that with a click on  the icon add an idea, the student can add a video reflection etc - quite similar to Kahoot but love the fact that the options are shown on the students' hp.

Sep 28, 2017


I find it easy to disseminate info to all my geography classes via whatsapp and was so happy to find out the desktop version accessible by ( Though many of you would have known by now)

Click on the top right hand corner and select WhatsApp from the pop up menu from your phone.

Log onto on your desktop and scan the code with your phone.

This screen will appear on your desktop.

You can check or logout from your phone.

One of the info which I sent on the WhatsApp.

Good to clarify student's doubt after class as well.

WhatsApp is useful to me not only for communication but also in education.
It is such an essential tool to communication nowadays.

Update - Learned from a colleague Mr Arman how you can actually invite participants to join the group by sharing with them a link - very useful to get response/ quick survey from a large group or invite participants whom you do not have the contact no. by email.

Jul 10, 2017


Another tool recommended by Theresa in the SG Learning Designers Community is plickers perfect if you do not want the students to use their mobile phone but cards to indicate their answers. The students can be issued the cards following their index no. and the teacher download the app onto his/her phone. After the teacher asked the question with the options, the students can tilt their card to show the option they have chosen (A, B, C or D). The teacher can scan the students' choices and show the results.

On the teacher's handphone:

Results can be shown e.g. no. who has gotten the correct answer or just the number for the votes. The following are just screenshots of what I tried out at home.

You can choose to download and print the cards for plicker here.

I would recommend the 60 cards cos many of the classes are now 42 or even 43. Then you can choose to print the correct class size even if it is smaller e.g. 40. 

I tried out Plickers and scanning was fast but strange that I could scan those who are seated behind much faster and I had to scan those seated in the first row a few times to capture their choice. Like it that I don't need to get the students to take out their phones to log in. Their names are already captured based on their index number which is good as I tend to get naughty students putting funny names when using Kahoot(though I can kick them out of the game).  The students do enjoy seeing their answers captured and their names highlighted on the screen.

I asked the students for their feedback and most still prefer Kahoot which they feel grab their attention more. Agree to that as Kahoot is more gamified and the element of competition with a music which one of the students commented that she felt her heart popping out. Definitely more engaging in that way.

I also prefer Kahoot in that I could duplicate the questions for different classes. For plickers I have to type the questions again. I added images to Kahoot but not sure how to do that for plickers. I also like Kahoot in that I can export the results to excel and then analyse each student's performance as well as which questions they are weak in.

Update: However this is going to be very useful for lower sec as they will have no access to their handphone in class. Will be trying out with the Sec 2.

Jul 1, 2017


I was introduced to the SG Learning Designers Circle on Facebook by my colleague and I am so impressed by the sharing in the group. One of the members introduced Simple to use presentation software in which one can interact with the audience who can vote or input their answers or comments on their hand phone.
You can ask the question in many format as shown below. You can also set the duration of the question.

Audience can participate by logging into and enter the class code.

You can download the results in PDF from the dashboard.

You can also choose from the templates e.g. icebreakers.