Group Activities Dr Hugh Crumley Center for Instructional Technology
Activity: What Are Groups Good For? <ul><li>What kinds of tasks would you ask students to do in groups in class? Be specif...
Group Formation Guidelines <ul><li>Avoid initial subgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse: maximize talent, spread liabilities ...
Team Development <ul><li>Analyze complex issue  ► concrete decision </li></ul><ul><li>Factors that promote team developmen...
 
Activity: Website Ranking <ul><li>Amazon.com </li></ul><ul><li>AOL </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>CNN - C...
Activity: Website Ranking <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li...
Cooperative Activities <ul><li>Same info, same tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Roles to facilitate participation </li></ul><ul><ul...
Combining Activities <ul><li>Different info, same task </li></ul><ul><li>Requires all to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Str...
1 3 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 Cooperate + Combine = Jigsaw
 
Activity: Group Guidelines <ul><li>Develop a list of the three main problems that you have experienced (or witnessed) in c...
Activity: Group Guidelines 2 <ul><li>In your new group, each member should present a summary of the problems & rules </li>...
Assessing Group Work <ul><li>Ticket in </li></ul><ul><li>Specify criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Include students in developing...
Credits Students at computers Hugh Crumley Students at whiteboard Hugh Crumley Bigfoot & UFO photo  http://www.boru-ufo.co...
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  • Effective Use Of Student Groups

    1. 1. Group Activities Dr Hugh Crumley Center for Instructional Technology
    2. 2. Activity: What Are Groups Good For? <ul><li>What kinds of tasks would you ask students to do in groups in class? Be specific! </li></ul><ul><li>Two minutes to write (silent & solo) </li></ul><ul><li>Five minutes to share with your group </li></ul>
    3. 3. Group Formation Guidelines <ul><li>Avoid initial subgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse: maximize talent, spread liabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher forms groups, not students </li></ul><ul><li>More relevant to higher-stakes activities </li></ul>
    4. 4. Team Development <ul><li>Analyze complex issue ► concrete decision </li></ul><ul><li>Factors that promote team development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proximity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make thinking visible </li></ul>
    5. 6. Activity: Website Ranking <ul><li>Amazon.com </li></ul><ul><li>AOL </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>CNN - Cable News Network </li></ul><ul><li>Craigslist.org </li></ul><ul><li>EBay </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Network </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul>What are the top 5 in the US?
    6. 7. Activity: Website Ranking <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>Does your ranking diverge? What surprises you or what would you argue against?
    7. 8. Cooperative Activities <ul><li>Same info, same tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Roles to facilitate participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recorder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time keeper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reality checker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spy </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Combining Activities <ul><li>Different info, same task </li></ul><ul><li>Requires all to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Strip story example </li></ul>
    9. 10. 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 Cooperate + Combine = Jigsaw
    10. 12. Activity: Group Guidelines <ul><li>Develop a list of the three main problems that you have experienced (or witnessed) in course where small groups were used for in-class activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a brief list of rules or guidelines to avoid or overcome these problems </li></ul>
    11. 13. Activity: Group Guidelines 2 <ul><li>In your new group, each member should present a summary of the problems & rules </li></ul><ul><li>As a group, prioritize/conflate/restate the issues presented and develop a list of guidelines </li></ul>
    12. 14. Assessing Group Work <ul><li>Ticket in </li></ul><ul><li>Specify criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Include students in developing criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Written “Division of Labor” report </li></ul><ul><li>Peer evaluation % of grade </li></ul>
    13. 15. Credits Students at computers Hugh Crumley Students at whiteboard Hugh Crumley Bigfoot & UFO photo http://www.boru-ufo.com Walking Sasquatch photo Emilie Eagan This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License .

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