Friday, July 30, 2010
-a minimal tool for maximum feedback.
Answer Garden is a fun way for students to brainstorm, plan, and work together.
In the primary classroom teachers can type in a phoneme combination and have students submit words that fit the phoneme rule.
Teachers can ask open-ended thinking questions on their classroom blog or website for students to answers.
In the library an interesting use of Answer Garden would be during reading as a place for students to reflect on different characters, plots, settings, and themes from different modes of stories.
Use Answer Garden to conduct a classroom survey.
In HSIE studies Answer Garden that gives students a place that they can write descriptions of a place they are learning about.
In history, give students a date range, event, or historical figure and let them add words to the Answer Garden that describe.
Student of the Week:
Teachers can create an answer garden to recognize students in your classroom where each class member can suggest a character quality that they like about that student.
Since I have been away from my school library for a long time I am going to use an answer garden to find out what has been happening in my absence.
I discovered this gem here and have adapted some of the ideas.
Saturday, July 24, 2010