Imagine the possibilities
Last night I had a hard time falling asleep, it was the eve of #coffeeedu in Sheboygan. I was going to connect with some awesome educators like Michael Matera, Josh and Becky Gauthier, Michael Jaber and many others. The premise is to gather together and discuss anything and everything in education. It was interesting because there wasn't an agenda and no large group discussions. We were able to float around and jump in and out of conversations as the wind blew.
Why I couldn't sleep beyond looking forward to #coffeeedu is because I was being bombarded with ideas about Choose Your Own Adventure. I remember these books from my childhood and for some reason my brain was stuck on this idea. My synapsis were on rapid fire thinking about how to create and use these in the classroom. How could I use this concept in the classroom? How could both teachers and students use this to create amazing learning experiences?
I first got up went to the kitchen and scribbled a note about using Google Forms to allow the user to choose different paths. The next time I arose from my comfy bed was to write down Google Docs- using either the header or links in the doc to have students write a passage and then click on a link to jump to the next segment. The final time I made the trip to the kitchen and the notepad was to write about the content ideas and applications.
While at #coffeeedu I asked Josh Gauthier about this and he said he had seen this done with Google Forms. He later sent me a link with an example. I also spent time searching for examples online. I will share those examples below. Tonight we will be talking about how to use this concept in your classroom.
#sstlap choose your own path
Q1 You need to follow the link to find the first question- Choose Your Own Adventure
Q2 How can you use Choose Your Own Adventure in your class? What ideas do you have for using it? #sstlap
Let's Look at some content areas-
Q3 Geography- How can Choose Your Own Adventure be applied to studying places, environments, culture? #sstlap
Q4 History- what topics in hist could you use CYOA? What if...concept applied to events- Students rewrite history- what if Kennedy wasn't assassinated? #sstlap
Q5 Social Studies- How could you apply CYOA to social issues? Students make choices and see consequences- what topics could you apply? #sstlap
Q6 Review- Want to check student understanding? How could you use CYOA for formative assessment? #sstlap
Q7 Student Creations- Some CYOA examples are T creations, some could be Ss- How can students create CYOA activities in your class? #sstlap