Supporting Best Practices
Students are presented with a question and choose their response from a selection of answers. They record their answers on sticky notes then attach them to a board or wall to create a bar graph that shows the opinion of the class in an easily read way. A discussion follows.
Present students with a question. A selection of answers are listed on a board or wall (or an unlabeled space can be designated for each answer during step four). Students can generate these answers or the teacher can supply answers to select from.
Each student writes one answer on the front of a sticky note with their reasoning written on the back.
Students place sticky notes in their answer’s designated space on a board or wall, creating a real-time bar graph of answers. For the best sticky bar visual, ensure that students place these answers side by side, creating lines of sticky notes that each have the same answer.
Students participate in a whole-class discussion using the information shown by the bar graph created by the sticky notes. Student reasoning listed on the back of the sticky notes can be used to gather information about students’ thinking and can be used to uncover and address misconceptions.
Students arrange information in a graphic organizer as they explore a topic. The Inside Out graphic organizer consists of three circles inside one another, similar to the image on the front of this card. By the end of the activity, each circle will contain a different kind of knowledge as newer information visually builds out from the student’s own prior knowledge.
- Have students draw three circles on a piece of fabric, one on top of the other-similar to the image on the front of this card, or print the image, depending on the type of screen printing project you have choosing the right frame is really important, and make sure each student has a print.
- Present students with a question.
- Give students some time to jot down any prior knowledge they already have about the concept in question and write it into the innermost circle.
- After that, have students partner up and share prior knowledge with their partners. The new information they learn during this discussion should then be added to the middle circle.
- Distribute a text on the subject (this text could be anything,from an article to a video) and have students explore this text, writing any new knowledge from the text into the outermost circle.
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The Lightspeed classroom mics are not designed to be charged for an extended period of time without use. Before you leave for holiday break, unplug your mic and make sure it is not left charging.
As BYOD is rolled out across NEISD high schools this fall, users will access the NEISD Wifi network, NOT the Guest network. The Guest Network will remain in place, but will be reserved for visitors to North East (non-NEISD students and staff).
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