A. Instruction - 6.5
B. Design - 8.4
C. Engagement - 8.3
Toppr Doubts: Giving Instant Responses to Your Questions
Summary : A “Live” Question-&-Answer App
Toppr Doubts is designed to answer users’ questions about an array of topics in physics, math, chemistry, biology, English, and many other subject areas.
To begin, users must register with the app by inputting some contact and educational information. Next, users will be taken to the home screen, where they can ask a question, or a “Doubt,” by tapping the green “Plus” button on the bottom right of the page. Users are then to select the subject area that best aligns to their doubt. At this point, users can take a picture of their doubt or they can choose the “Type Your Doubt” option on the bottom right and then manually enter it into the app. The app will then do one of two things.
For some questions, the app will load a list of previously asked doubts and solutions that are related to the one posed by the user. If no previous doubts have been asked or if the question, the app will send the doubt to a live tutor who is supposed to answer it. Please note, users can tap the “Skip” option on the top right of the screen to send their doubt directly to a tutor to be answered. When sending a doubt to a tutor, users may have to wait for a period of time for their doubt to be answered. Users can give feedback about their experience with the tutor using the three buttons on the top right of the screen. In addition, users need to be critical about the responses to their doubt, as they are not always accurate.
After posing a doubt, users can return to the home screen to view a record of all the doubts they have posed and recommended solutions.
Instructional Ideas for Toppr Doubts
- After posing a doubt and having tutors respond, teachers can require students to find three or more additional sources to verify the tutor’s response.
- When stumped by a question, students can enter it into this app as a doubt and look for resources, solutions, and/or other pertinent information related to it.
- When viewing the solutions to previously posed doubts, students can view the potential solutions and choose which one they think is correct before clicking the option to show them the “correct” solution.
- Students can be critical when posing doubts and rate the accuracy of the tutor’s responses for close-ended questions (meaning that there is a correct answer) and open-ended question (meaning that it is an opinion-based question). To do so, teachers can ask their students to first classify the type of question they asked, close-ended or open-ended and then if they think the response is a fact or opinion. If it is an opinion, teachers can ask how the students’ opinion is or could be different from that of the tutor.
- Teachers can have students experiment with this app. To do so, teachers can have students pose the same doubt to the app and see if the responses they get to the doubt are the same or different.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
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|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|