- Icebreakers – post an icebreaker question on a wall and invite students to get to know one another and build community.
- Inquiry – before starting course, ask students to post questions they have about the topic.
- Previous knowledge – ask students to brainstorm everything they know about a topic before they begin studying it.
- Predictions – allow students to predict the outcome of something, e.g. an election outcome.
- Context clues – post a picture of a person, culturally significant scene or moment from history and ask students to explore and discuss context clues.
- Vocabulary development – post words on the wall and ask students to collaboratively add definitions, synonyms and pictures to help all students better understand the vocabulary.
- Label – post a picture of a cell, piece of art work, or map and ask students to label the parts with names and information.
- Exit– find out what students learned and what areas they are unsure about.
- Brainstorming – a class can be asked to collect and share ideas about a given topic.
- Portfolio - students can use it as portfolio where they display their best work.
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