See below for EIGHT ideas to get your lessons off to a productive start!
1. DESC ENTRANCE TICKET
DOWNLOAD HERE: DESC TICKET TO RIDE
2. DESC DIRT
Give your students 10 minutes at the beginning of your lesson to respond to your feedback and redraft/ edit or improve their work.
DOWNLOAD HERE: DIRT TEMPLATE
3. SUPER 16 CHAT MAT
DOWNLOAD HERE: SUPER 16 CHAT MAT
4. ABC FEEDBACK
Pose a thought provoking or controversial question, then watch the students lead the discussion.
DOWNLOAD HERE: ABC Feedback slide
5. DESC FIVE A DAY
Begin every lesson with 5 question to include a mixture of lower order and deep level questioning. Relate these to the Super 16.
Based on spaced learning and Ebbginhaus’ forgetting curve; include questions which are based on the previous lesson and others based on what students learnt weeks or months ago, to aid memory retention.
REMEMBER = RECALL QUESTION ( USUALLY FROM THE PREVIOUS LESSON)
EXAMINE= COMPREHENSION QUESTION ( USUALLY RELATED TO PRIOR LEARNING FROM A DIFFERENT TOPIC)
EXPAND= ANALYSIS QUESTION
COLLABORATE= STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO WORK TOGETHER ON THIS QUESTION
DOWNLOAD HERE: DESC FIVE A DAY
6. SUPER 16 ROULETTE
This is a classroom roulette app produced by IDoceo for ipad that you can configure to include your students, lists, quiz questions and even our very own ‘Super 16!’. You can import lists straight from XLS with ease and this is a really versatile tool that can be forged into fun classroom games or used as a random name picker.
Additionally you could use it to choose a random sentence starter/ creative writing task……. or with verbs and tenses in languages.
7. KNOWLEDGE VOMIT
DOWNLOAD HERE: KNOWLEDGE VOMIT
8. SNAP CHAT STARTER
Use this SNAP CHAT generator to create your own ”SNAPS” to set tasks for students.
DOWNLOAD HERE: SNAPCHAT STARTER
N/B: Students should be over the age of 13 to own a social media account, therefore it would be best to use social media activities with Year 9 and above.