Speed dating activities in the classroom
I created a student worksheet that required tracking of the appeals and devices, and then I worked out the logistics of the timing and rotations for the mini-debates.
Then, I made a “Welcome to Speed Debating” sign that I could display on my projector as my students walked in.
The Innovative Instructor blog is celebrating its five-year anniversary—we started posting in September 2012.
The use of mobile devices in the classroom, particularly smartphones, has become an issue faced by all faculty.I had no concrete plan, but once my desks were rearranged, I had no choice but to sit down and actually map this madness out.I had taken the time to rearrange my entire room, so I couldn’t chicken out now.It had been a simple joke that made them laugh and fake flirt for a few seconds, but now, the idea was rooting itself in my mind as a potential lesson plan.Trying to capitalize on this still-abstract idea, I quickly rearranged all of my desks in pairs facing each other.