Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #71
I couldn’t teach without it.
I use it in so many ways: brainstorming, lesson starters, quick writes, exit slips, homework assignments . . . the list is practically endless.
My favorite way to use it is when we read The Element by Ken Robinson. The book focuses on the importance of creativity.
So I share a Padlet board with students and ask them to post two examples of creativity (of course, I practice what I preach (see Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #8) and put two examples of my own up there.
I give students a couple days to do this. Then we will spend a day watching their examples. Then I give each student a chance to explain or defend their selections.
It’s great. Every student gets a chance to share and see what others think of their examples (remember, Padlet allows for students to embed video or images).
And best of all, I get to see examples of great images and videos that I never ever would have been able to find on my own.
Remember, your students know their way around Youtube the way we know our way around Wal-mart or Hugos.
I often will find videos that I can’t imagine ever not seeing and using in class (Caine’s Arcade is but one example of the ones I came across thanks to my students).