While we'd love to be able to answer all the fantastic questions we receive, that isn't always possible.
Although we cannot guarantee that we answer any of your questions, there are some things you can do the give your questions a better chance of being answered.
Consider adding your class name
Some speakers prefer to answer questions with a name. Adding your class name, for example, Class 4D at Market Street Primary, makes the interaction more personal.
Please do not add any full names of students taking part. Any questions deemed too identifiable and any questions which can be considered a privacy issue will not be accepted by the moderator and will not appear in the interaction app.
Consider your question
The best questions, and those most likely to be selected, are not just an interaction, but build on the themes and learning objectives of the lesson. Is your question relevant to the thousands of other students taking part?
We prefer relevant questions. If your question is considered off-topic, it probably won't get answered.
We prefer non-controversial questions. While we appreciate tough questions on sensitive subjects, questions that are too controversial in nature are far less likely to be selected. Any questions that are offensive will not be accepted by the moderator and will not appear in the interaction app.
We prefer non-leading questions. Instead of asking "Isn't it better if everybody became vegan?", ask "what can we cut out of our diet to help make a positive change?"
We prefer open and 'non-googleable questions'. For example, instead of asking "what is the biggest shark in the world?", ask "what is your favourite shark in the world?"
Don't be afraid of fun questions! Questions such as "How does an owl poo?" or "What is the most disgusting thing you have seen?" are inquisitive and help make live lessons a fun and memorable educational experience.