Friday, August 19, 2016
At several points during the last few years, I have heard staff in various positions question whether a particular task was their job, or not. Things like this are what get my wheels turning. How can I address this without lecturing (to which no one would listen), or doing some dry, boring activity. Fortunately, my co-worker attended a presentation by the Free Library's New American's committee and they used Kahoot! in order to present some facts and figures about immigration in the U.S. Perfect!
Kahoot! is an online interactive platform that allows you to design a trivia game or lesson that participants use their individual devices in order to answer the questions. (Click on the word Kahoot! to go to the site.) Score is kept and progress is shown on the screen after every questions.
We did the exercise at our last cluster meeting. Hilarity ensued, and Aha moments occurred. I do believe a number of people were surprised by some of the answers. Below is a screen shot of the questions we asked. All of the answers were validated afterwards in a PowerPoint presentation that directly quoted the job descriptions and the Customer Service Policy, which I informed the group trumps job descriptions every time. To see the slides, click here. If there are FLP Cluster Leaders, or other staff out there who are interested in using our Kahoot! I believe this link : https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/8c43b775-a61e-4a3d-89bd-eb60468bb9be will take you there.