How It Works:
Students are given a piece of paper each- They fold it in half.
Students are then told to write down a keyword on the left hand side of the paper- based on the subject area/topic of your choice.
They must then write down the definition/explanation on the right hand side of the paper.
They should be told- that every single persons papers have to connect.
So student As keyword has a definition- that definition must then link to Student Bs Keyword- which is then defined and the definition must link to Student Cs keyword... and so on!
Once all students have linked all dominoes (pieces of paper)- All paper should be collected- placed in the middle of the room- shuffled up.
Music is then played- by the time the music stops- they should each grab a piece of paper and find their corresponding link.
Once lined up- teacher to go through.
Students should use all resources in the room- such as dictionaries, folders, textbooks?
They are given three tokens- which they can use to ask the teacher? Or search using the computer?
Get the students into teams? Get them to create domino links- then swap papers over and other team has to figure out the links?
Get students to draw the keyword instead of writing it?
Prepare the paper- before you hand them to students- differentiate them. Put the number of dots on the definition side- based on their end of year target- if predicted an A*- then number 6 and definition must be of that standard.
Labels: Active learning, AfL, group work, Independent learning, student engagement