The KleenSlate Response Paddle can be used across the curriculum at all grade levels to engage students in learning. In an earlier post “Engage All Students: Use Response Paddles,” we explained how hand-held whiteboards make learning interactive. Not only do they increase student participation, they prevent quiet students from differing to more outspoken classmates.
Today, we begin a series in which we will give ideas for how to use Response Paddles to practice, review, learn, or prepare for a test. Today’s post describes ways in which teachers and parents can help students review lessons using Response Paddles.
- Ask a question related to a most recent lesson, for example history, science, or health. Have students write the answer on their Response Paddle and hold them up for a quick accuracy check. Students can tally the number of correct vs. incorrect responses on the back of their Paddle.
- Ask each student to write a question related to a lesson on the front of the paddle and the answer on the back. Students pass their paddle to another student who answers the question, and then checks the back to see if the answer is correct. Set a timer and keep the paddles moving.
- Ask students to write TRUE on one side of a Paddle and FALSE on the other side. Quiz students on True/False statements. Have them to hold up the Paddle to indicate their responses. Again, students should keep a tally of correct vs. incorrect answers.
You can print a copy of this list of suggestions by opening this PDF file: Using Paddles for Content Lesson Review
What other ways have you used Paddles be used to review lessons? We’d love to hear your suggestion in the Comments.