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  • 1. Hot Potatoes
  • 2. Introduction - Features
    • JCloze – Gap-fill exercise
    • JQuiz – Question-based exercise, example MCQ
    • JCross – Cross-word exercise
    • JMix – Jumbled-sentence exercise
    • JMatch – Matching exercise
  • 3. INSTALLATION OF HOT POTATOES Step 1: Download from http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
  • 4.
    • Step 2: Select and download the installation files depending on your operating system.
  • 5.
    • Step 3: A command box will pop up for the installation, select a drive to install the program in.
  • 6.
    • Step 1: Open the program.
  • 7.
    • Step 2: Click on the “JCloze” potato to begin creating a gap-filled exercise.
  • 8.
    • Step 3: Insert the title at the top row
  • 9.
    • Step 4: Type the question with answers.
    • Step 5: To create the blank, highlight the word to be missing from the sentence and click on the button “Add Gap”.
    Highlight the word to be missing Click to add gap
  • 10.
    • Step 6: Clues and alternative answers can be provided.
  • 11.
    • Step 7: Export the file to Hot Potato Webpage when the quiz is done.
  • 12.
    • Step 8: A box will pop up to prompt you to name the file and select the format of the file.
  • 13.
    • (i) Select “View the exercise in my browser” 
  • 14.
    • The file will be created and saved in your computer. 
  • 15.
    • (ii) Select “Upload the file to the hotpotatoes.net Website” to upload to the websites. 
  • 16.
    • The program will prompt you to type in the user name.
    • If you are a new user, click on “Create a demo account for me on hotpotatoes.net” and click “OK”.
  • 17.
    • The program will create a password for you.
    • After typing in the password, you can select to view the page as public or private. Then a URL will be created.
  • 18. Student- centred Lesson:
    • Lesson 1: (2 Periods- Classroom)
    • Teacher will introduce to students the five applications of Hot potatoes.
    •   Students are spilt into groups of 5 to come up with questions based on the application that they have chosen to deal with.
    • Students are to post up the questions created on class wiki page- http://chem3b.pbworks.com/FrontPage
    Student- centred Lesson:
  • 19. Student- centred Lesson: Student- centred Lesson:
  • 20.
    • Lesson 2: (Take-home activity- Online)
    • Students will critique another group’s work by posting comments on class wiki. - Refer to Appendix 1
    • Each student will be given a set of Hot potatoes manual to bring home and read.
    Student- centred Lesson:
  • 21. Student- centred Lesson: Student- centred Lesson: Student- centred Lesson: Student- centred Lesson:
    • Lesson 3: (2 periods- Computer Lab)
    • Students will edit their questions using the suggestions from teacher and classmates.
    • Students will create the questions using Hot potatoes application.
    • Students will send the questions created to the teacher via email.
  • 22. Student- centred Lesson:
    • Teacher follow-up:
    • Teacher will upload students’ questions to Hot potatoes website.
    • Teacher will post the respective URLs onto the class wiki. – Refer to Appendix 2
    • Students will be able to access the questions using the class blog which will allow them to revise their work on the topic or as self-assessment.
    • Student-Centered Learning
    • When students come up with questions on Hot Potatoes, it allows them to revise their concepts on the topic
    • By seeking alternatives and providing hints to questions, it trains their thinking skills
    • Ease of Learning
    • Scores are computed automatically by the program which allow students to monitor their progress easily
    • Hints are provided to guide students through questions which they are unsure of
    • Ease of Use
    • It is a relatively easy to use program; students should be able to use the different applications easily with a demonstration and a manual provided
    • Ease of Access
    • Questions easily accessed through the URLs
    • Students can do the questions anytime as revision on the topic
    • Lack of social affordance; Students cannot offer their comments through the program during the critiquing process, thus a class blog is used
    • Animations cannot be inserted into the different applications in the program
    • In setting short answer questions, the answers have to be precise with alternatives offered if necessary
    • The scores obtained by the students cannot be tracked down by the teacher
    • The teacher cannot track whether the students have attempted the questions
  • 28. Appendix 1
    • Students critiquing one another’s work
  • 29. Appendix 2
    • URLs of students’ works posted on class wiki
    • Chemical Reactions of acids:
    • http://uk1.hotpotatoes.net/ex/46421/CKTAXOFD.php
    • http://uk1.hotpotatoes.net/ex/47432/RGFMFKAC.php
    • http://uk1.hotpotatoes.net/ex/47432/REIRYSZT.php
    • General questions: http://uk1.hotpotatoes.net/ex/46421/RCJTTGVS.php