Monday, September 15, 2014

Research by chance and the luck of the draw

Using a deck of cards and MacBook Airs one health class achieved the following standards through student research.

FS1A: Investigate disorders, their treatments, and prevention techniques to maintain a healthy sensory system (e.g., hearing loss, glaucoma, near and far-sightedness, halitosis, numbness, and tingling).

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Each student was handed a card at random and set to the task of determining the description, treatment, or prevention of a sensory disease.  The lucky student with the Ace of Spades was the recorder on a collaborative Google doc. This was a great method that combated the common practice of copy and paste and really caused students to put the medical information into their own words. The added bonus was the class discussion about personal experiences with each that really added to the relevance. After each disorder the cards were shuffled and handed out again. 

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