Mobile Activities that Get Students Moving and Learning
Eight hours a day is a long time to sit still, especially for young students, so mobile activities can often come to the rescue. Sitting still is known to have harmful health effects both physically and mentally, and can add to learning problems. Getting students moving can help with classroom management, burn off pent-up energy, and can make lessons more memorable. Mobile activities are a great resource for adding movement to any classroom.
In Shelly Terrell’s webinar, 10 Activities that Will Have Students Moving with Mobile Devices she shares several different apps and how to turn them into active lessons. She also talks about how mobile activities can improve student behavior and classroom management.
For more in depth information on these activities check out the video recording here. Also take a look at the raw, unedited, unfiltered dialogue from the backchannel discussion from the live presentation.
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UNEDITED BACKCHANNEL COPY:
- pair/group students
- observe specimen, make hypotheses, take notes, geotag, take photos, collect reseach
- present findings