Challenge Grid forces students to recall content from the previous lesson to earlier in the course. More points are awarded for answering questions from way back than the previous lesson.
This serves to give students feedback on what content they need to be revisiting in their personal study time.
Challenge Grid Template
1 die, 1 pen is an activity that requires students to retrieve subject content against the roll of a die. It encourages students to work quickly but more importantly gives them feedback about content that they do not know.
The rules and an example set of questions can be found below.
1 Die 1 Pen Rules
1 Die 1 Pen Questions
There is a link to a page that talks about ‘Green TED talks’, it wasn’t really that that caught my eye but the idea of students preparing TED talk. It talks about using the green screen to provide a background and this is something that could be done here in school with the help of IT or SDLs, or it could just be done without. This could work well linking to independent learning and research skills.
How My Students Create Their Own TED Talks
A resource to help implement Kagan coopertaive learning structures.
Cooperative Learning Newsletter Oct 2013