Ask students to compare mathematical concepts that have both similarities and differences, like adding and subtracting, laws of sine and cosine, or the qualities of different geometric objects. Invite mathematicians to discuss real-world math topics.
Have students choose a work of scientific non-fiction from the school library and describe it along with its illustrations. Ask students to choose a favorite plant or animal and describe it using all five senses.
Post a response to reading a book or article. Have students respond to each other. Ask students to share a favorite book, word, adjective, pronoun, verb, and explain why it is their favorite. Invite students to share a time when they incorrectly used a word and how they came to realize the mistake. Encourage students to describe their happiest memory of reading.
Have students record a Flipgrid video of themselves performing a specific song on their instrument or drawing/painting/constructing a piece of art.
At the beginning of a quarter/semester/year, have the students record a Flipgrid introducing themselves to you and their fellow classmates. Student’s can offer support/guidance for incoming students at semester change or the end of the school year.
Johnson, M., Skarphol, M., (2018). The effects of digital portfolios and flipgrid on student engagement and communication in a connected learning secondary visual arts classroom. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/270/