Whew! That was a long title...but there are a lot of things going on in this post. I tried something new today in the classroom and I'm really excited about how it works!
I love using task cards, but I've found that with some recording sheets it's hard to really gauge what students understand and what they need help with. Also, I'm always looking for ideas to get students collaborating and moving around! Enter: table hopping!
I came across this idea in the shower, the morning of the lesson...why is it that the best ideas come at the strangest, last-minute time?
I am sure I'm not the first person to think of this, but it worked...so here we go.
I numbered the task cards 1-6 and put one at each table group. There's #5 in the picture below...
|The set up: six cards, six clipboards (with six sticky notes each!) whew!|
Then, I had each group use a clipboard with six sticky notes labeled 1-6.
Depending on the task card, they needed to write the answer on the corresponding numbered card (ex: the answer for task card #5 is written on sticky note #5)
Each group was also color coded because:
a) It made me happy
b) It looked pretty
c) I was able to tell which groups needed extra support
d) all of the above :)
The groups started "solving" the task card that was at their current table. They had to write the multiple choice letter (A-D) and WHY.
|Here's the final work! Task cards with six answers from each of the six groups!|
|Example of compared answers|
Do you have any interactive response activities up your sleeve, or ways to use task cards? I'd love to learn more?