How? Instead of throwing out questions to students (as some may be intimidated) ask student to spend next 3 minutes writing down 3 most important ideas we’ve been talking about, and spend a minute comparing you’ve with your neighbour…look for 5 volunteers.
Rather than getting student to asks questions; at end of class collect on slips of paper and answer at start of next class or on-line on discussion board.
10. To help students figure out what the lecturer is going to ask in the exam
How? Students need to be more strategic about assessment, it is an intelligent response to their situation. But you just need to help them figure out your culture of assessment, not every little facet of it.