Want short (2 mins) processing activities

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  1. Rockguykev

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    I've been doing a lot of research into presentation stategies lately and a few times have come across the "10 - 2" idea where you present for 10 minutes and students then do a quick processing activity for two. I've always had these types of activities but in much lower quanities (more like 40 - 2 for me).

    I like the idea of more processing but I hate the idea of doing the same activity over and over. If I'm going to be doing three of these a class (maybe 4) a couple times a week I'm going to need a big arsenal before I start. I've come up with a few and found a few in various books (Why Didn't I Learn This in College was a big help) but need more.

    So far I have:
    4 corners
    Snowball
    3 - 2 - 1 summary
    Text message summary
    Class poll question
    Pair/share via appointment clocks
    A drawing
    Six Word Memorial

    While I teach history I'll take any ideas anyone has!
     
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    Exit Slip or Ticket Out: A quick question before they leave
    Yesterday's New: How does today's lesson build on yesterdays
    Crystal Ball: Knowing what you know, where do you think we will go tomorrow
    Brain Web: students web out major concepts
    Plus/Delta: Pros/Cons or What I understand/What I'm still struggling with
    Text Talk: Write questions back and forth with a partner
     
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    A lot of mine are kinesthetic...

    Gallery Walk: move to posters/stations/displays in the room and review
    Hot Potato: write a question, toss it to someone else to answer
    Walk and review: write a question, walk around to different desks and answer
    Binder Scan: scan through your notes and talk them out loud to yourself
    Elbow review: play music and have them walk around, when the music stops, the person you can touch elbows with is your partner, ask each other questions
    Believe it or Not: Make a statement, have students give you a thumbs up/down for agreement
    Beach ball toss: with content written on it
    Popcorn review: ask a question, the first person to stand answers
    Question quadrants: Fold a paper into fourths, write four questions, then ask 4 people those questions
     
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    Kinder-that is an amazing list! It'll be fun seeing how many of these I can use within my classroom.
     
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    Thanks for the list.
     
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    That is an incredible list! I'm definitely sharing this with others!
     
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    Thank you all, keep them coming! These are exactly what I'm looking for. Kc, I love all the movement in yours. I had a couple like that but surely wanted more. I especially love them because they are essentially all the same (make a question) but will all feel very different.

    I'm working on making PPT intros/slides for each that I will use. I will gladly share it when I'm done if I can find a good file host. With the videos and music its already a big file. It's looking great so far though.
     
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    Kinder - wonderful list :)

    thanks for sharing
     
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    Rockguy-I took all my ideas and printed them on index cards, and bound them into a Rolodex type thing. Then I keep it sitting on my cart so it's handy to grab and find a new idea.

    I have it divided into Review Ideas, State Changes (for when we need a brain break), and Partnering Ideas.
     
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    I printed that list also Kinder, and now I need to redo my Rolodex!
     

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