Lately I’ve been thinking about how brainstorming can be such a useful activity at the beginning of a new topic. I used to think it was about asking students to call out words that were randomly written on the white board…and that’s it. Oh dear…my facilitation of such an activity was questionable in the early days. There are many ways to do it, rules to follow, do’s and don’ts as well as web tools to use.
I took a light hearted approach and brainstormed some ideas myself about how it should be done.
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What procedures and tools work the best for you in class?