Students use computer-based tools, such as video, audio, graphics, and web publishing, to tell personal or academic stories about life experiences relevant to course themes.
In Jigsaw, students work in small groups to develop knowledge about a given topic before teaching what they have learned to another group.
In Group Grid, group members are given pieces of information and asked to place them in the blank cells of a grid according to category rubrics, which helps them clarify conceptual categories and develop sorting skills.
In Analytic Teams, each team member assumes a different role with specific responsibilities to perform while listening to a lecture or watching a video.
Team Jeopardy is a game in which student teams take turns selecting a square from a grid that is organized vertically by category and horizontally by difficulty. Each square shows the number of points the team can earn if they answer a question correctly, and more challenging questions have the potential to earn more points. Download example slides here: Google …
Paper Seminar provides a framework for meaningful discussion centered on student work.
Quick Write is a learning assessment technique where learners respond to an open-ended prompt.
Active Reading Documents are carefully prepared forms that guide students through the process of critical and careful reading.
Update Your Classmate is a short writing activity where students explain what they learned in a previous class session to set the stage for new learning.
In Guided Notes, the instructor provides a set of partial notes that students complete during the lecture, focusing their attention on key points.