Students can use a dry erase table to discuss, share ideas and engage in their learning in a number of ways.
Brainstorming, group discussions, mind-mapping, problem solving and collaborative writing are all ways our class can use the dry erase table.
1. Brainstorming: I can give a prompt or question and students can share their ideas on the dry erase table. This encourages creativity and collaboration.
2. Group discussions: Students can be divided into groups and given a specific topic or task to discuss. Each group can use the dry erase table to jot down their ideas and notes.
3. Mind mapping: Students can use the dry erase table to create a visual representation of their ideas and connections between different concepts.
4. Problem-solving: I can present a problem or challenge and students can work together to come up with a solution. The dry erase table can be used to write down ideas and strategies.
5. Collaborative writing: Students can work together to write a story, poem or essay. They can use the dry erase table to brainstorm ideas, outline their writing and edit their work.
To assess students' understanding, I can observe their participation in the discussions and review their notes on the dry erase table. As the teacher, I can also ask students to share their ideas and explain their thought process.
Giving the locus of control to students means allowing them to take ownership of their learning. I can encourage students to lead the discussions, make decisions about the topics they want to explore and choose their own learning goals. The dry erase table can facilitate this by providing a space for students to collaborate and take ownership of their learning.
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