Thursday, December 02, 2010

Give the students a voice

Real simple:

Provide a way for student to register their questions, thoughts or comments as the lesson progresses.

Some students are not comfortable with putting up their hand and bring attention to themselves. Others still will feel they are interrupting the flow of the lesson.

You need to find a way to aggregate all these comments, which is where technology is so useful.

A simple chat room, opened up for the duration of the lesson s a nice way to start the process.

It might be possible for you to use something like Twitter of a Social Network site, even Facebook.

How and when you answer the questions is up to you. Play with the idea and see how things go.

Here's a pretty good video on the topic by Cliff Atkinson

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