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#Assessment – Big questions

“Hands up if you…”


Allow learners to put up their hands to answer a question. Sometimes this method does have a use!

How to do this

This is a useful tool to check a whole class. It should be used for this and then followed with other deeper questioning methods (see other tips for these techniques).

Pose a question to the whole class eg: “Put up your hand if you are confident that you can explain how X works“.

How it works for you

You can quickly and easily see from the number of hands that go up just how well your learners have grasped a topic. This lets you do two things;

  1. Choose to question students more closely (see Blooms taxonomy & questioning tips).
  2. Decide to change the lesson plan(s) in order to support or stretch and challenge learners properly.

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