Teaching Tip: Integrate gaming apps for review

This tip is based on feedback from 338 students across four Los Angeles college campuses.

Like the rest of us, students turn to their smartphones to fill the void of downtime (while waiting in line at the store, while commuting, while waiting for company to arrive at a restaurant, etc.) and we can utilize popular apps to help students seize that time for active learning.

Quiz Up is a trivia app that serves players 7 questions at a time (you can make the question bank as large as you want). Students can play against their…