Posts by sechac

Knowledge Exhibition: Classroom Engagement Strategy

Do you want to try something fun and educational?  The Knowledge Exhibition is a way to do both!

Students are asked to form teams, review learning plan topics, and create a poster using flip-chart paper.  The poster will include topical information with:

  1. Colorful Graphics
  2. Zero to seven words
  3. One personal or professional contextualized example

Each team is also asked to neatly and thoroughly take notes on their topic, which they will use when presenting to their student colleagues, and as a study helpmate.

The completed visuals are displayed around the classroom.  Students move about the classroom to each knowledge station.  Each team acts as a host to their completed visual by exhibiting it to the class, and sharing information beyond what they have captured on the poster so that their colleagues can walk away “in the know”.

Classmates arrive at each station (other than their own) and take notes on the information posted, replicate diagrams, and ask questions to their “in the know” colleagues.

This classroom activity provides students with an opportunity to contextualize their topic by applying it to their lives.  Furthermore, the Knowledge Exhibition is a kinesthetic and cognitive activity that asks that each student create, move, share, and reflect.

Using Video Animation for Collegiality in the Online Classroom

Have you ever wondered how to make those nifty animated videos for your online classroom?  Using a medium like GoAnimate or Wideo can help you build online collegiality and collaboration.  Tools like these are easy to use, too.

This is a fun activity for students and instructors that promotes online interaction.

Consider which resource you would like to utilize prior to beginning your video animation adventure.  Below is an example from GoAnimate; however, using something like Wideo or another resource will work, too!  Develop a message that you would like to deliver to your students.  In the linked example, students are encouraged to complete their “Begin Here” tasks for an online class.  Furthermore, emphasis is placed upon online learning flexibility, making connections with other students online and in face to face settings, and studying in groups.

What have you got to gain?  Favorable responses from students and more online connections come to mind.