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Snap to it! Volume 3
By Topic
Active Learning Techniques

Anonymous CardsStudents use index cards (or scrap paper) to write down their questions anonymously. Recommend students use blue or black ink to write their questions so it is not distinguishable. Cards are collected then redistributed to the class for the students to answer the question they are given. Once they have researched the answer, students share out the question and answer they developed.

Give one, Get one"Students write down all known about topic in one column, then walk around the room and talk to others and in the get, one column get new ideas from others.

Stand up, Hand up, Pair up"All students stand up with one hand in the air, walk around the room to find a partner, high five your partner, and put your hand(s) down. Students keep hands raised until they are grouped with a partner.

Quick WriteStudents write down what was the most important thing they learned today and what is the concept or item that they understood least. These can be completed on an index card, a sheet of paper, a chalkboard/dry erase board, or electronically.

SnowballStudents get one idea from a peer and then move to another person for a second idea…continue until you have 5 ideas.

What IfPose a question to the students that summarize a topic/concept or review a theory from the class that starts with “what if…” to challenge students to use critical thinking skills. Have them write their responses.
Classroom Assessment Techniques

Anonymous CardsStudents use index cards (or scrap paper) to write down their questions anonymously. Recommend students use blue or black ink to write their questions so it is not distinguishable. Cards are collected then redistributed to the class for the students to answer the question they are given. Once they have researched the answer, students share out the question and answer they developed.

Give one, Get one"Students write down all known about topic in one column, then walk around the room and talk to others and in the get, one column get new ideas from others.

Stand up, Hand up, Pair up"All students stand up with one hand in the air, walk around the room to find a partner, high five your partner, and put your hand(s) down. Students keep hands raised until they are grouped with a partner.

Quick WriteStudents write down what was the most important thing they learned today and what is the concept or item that they understood least. These can be completed on an index card, a sheet of paper, a chalkboard/dry erase board, or electronically.

SnowballStudents get one idea from a peer and then move to another person for a second idea…continue until you have 5 ideas.

What IfPose a question to the students that summarize a topic/concept or review a theory from the class that starts with “what if…” to challenge students to use critical thinking skills. Have them write their responses.
Metacognition Techniques

Anonymous CardsStudents use index cards (or scrap paper) to write down their questions anonymously. Recommend students use blue or black ink to write their questions so it is not distinguishable. Cards are collected then redistributed to the class for the students to answer the question they are given. Once they have researched the answer, students share out the question and answer they developed.

Give one, Get one"Students write down all known about topic in one column, then walk around the room and talk to others and in the get, one column get new ideas from others.

Stand up, Hand up, Pair up"All students stand up with one hand in the air, walk around the room to find a partner, high five your partner, and put your hand(s) down. Students keep hands raised until they are grouped with a partner.

Quick WriteStudents write down what was the most important thing they learned today and what is the concept or item that they understood least. These can be completed on an index card, a sheet of paper, a chalkboard/dry erase board, or electronically.

SnowballStudents get one idea from a peer and then move to another person for a second idea…continue until you have 5 ideas.

What IfPose a question to the students that summarize a topic/concept or review a theory from the class that starts with “what if…” to challenge students to use critical thinking skills. Have them write their responses.
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