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Warm-Ups are brief academic activities completed by students at the beginning of a class or lesson. Warm-Ups typically reinforce prior learning or introduce new topics and can be presented in a variety of formats (e.g., specific tasks written on board, bell work packets, collaborative activities, etc.). Utilizing Warm-Ups on a
Preferred Topic or Text
Allowing students to select a preferred topic or text for a project increases engagement and balances the cognitive load when students are learning or practicing a new skill. Teachers may present a menu of choices, provide guidelines for the kinds of topics or books students may select, or leave the
Exit Tickets are brief formative assessments that gauge students’ understanding of a concept or topic at the end of a class or session. Exit Tickets include short prompts or tasks (e.g., short quiz, interest survey, partner activity, etc.) that can be completed by students in written, verbal or interactive forms.
Using video in the classroom brings a non-print, audio-visual-accessible form of content to students. Video can enhance content and concepts that students are learning in the classroom by adding visual schema and a visual representation of ideas. Video can also expand student's understanding of historical and literature themes, provide additional
Educational websites and apps can support student engagement and provide individualized practice spaces to work on academic skills. Teachers may direct students to online templates, games, or software that support writing organization and spelling, provide screen-reading services, and promote literacy or numeracy. Computer work can be included in center time,