Icebreakers may seem cliche and you may immediately think they are boring and awkward but using a tool like Mentimeter to facilitate the icebreakers takes the hassle out of it and all answers are anonymous.
An icebreaker is an activity designed to welcome attendees, students or an audience and get them relaxed. They can help introduce a new topic, kick-off the session or lighten the mood in a fun way. Icebreaker questions are great to introduce students to one another, find out some fun facts and help to start a conversation. Using icebreaker questions is a great way to encourage students to get to know each other and the teacher better and they can be used and adapted to almost any situation.
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Choose a subject, it could be something educational or perhaps a completely random topic. Ask the student’s what words they associate with that particular topic and get them to enter their words into Menti.com. Create beautiful visualisations in real-time from your student’s inputs with a word cloud. The younger students will love to watch the word cloud grow and the most popular words appear larger. Older students will get inspired by their peers ideas.
‘This or that’ is a fun icebreaker to see what your students have in common. The more random the options the better and the funnier for the students. To make this icebreaker work the question must be a ‘yes or no’ or would you rather kind of question with only two answer choices.
The name says it all, give the students two truths and one lie and they have to choose which one is the lie. It is a fun way to find an unusual fact about their teacher and they may even be shocked to find out their teacher has skydived or scuba dived with sharks. It could also be used as a fun way for students to introduce themselves to the class.
Create some friendly competition and see who comes out on top with a ‘get to know your teacher’ quiz.
Get some more inspiration on how to use Mentimeter in the classroom with these ready-to-use templates.