In Actively Learn, you embed questions at the exact moment you want students to stop and think. After students answer a question, they can compare their responses with their peers. They can learn from others' perspectives, and think about how they might have improved their answer. If you have already added questions and want to modify an already assigned text, click here.
- Tie questions to the objective you shared before starting the text
Help students better understand the purpose of the assignment
- Determine Placement
What part of the text do you want to highlight and have students pause to think?
- Use Depth of Knowledge
Ask questions that test recall, skill/concepts, strategic thinking, and extended thinking. This will help foster critical thinking skills. Download our worksheet with question stem for each Depth of Knowledge level.
For an in depth look on "How to Ask Great Questions in Actively Learn"
STEP 1: Select a text from the catalog you would like to use. The click the "customize" button on the top right of the text. This will also add a copy to your workspace.
STEP 2: Highlight a portion of the text, and select "Insert Question"
STEP 3: Pick a question type
STEP 4: Adjust the point value of the question (optional)
The point value for Multiple Choice questions will automatically be set at 5 points. The point value for Short Answer, Drawing and Classifying questions will automatically be set at 10 points.
STEP 5: Align your question to a standard (optional)
The standards added to your question will be reflected in the Proficiency by Standards section in your Reports.