Tuesday, February 14, 2012

tool 6

There are many misconceptions about how the animal kingdom is classified.  We like to begin the unit by brainstorming what the kids already know.  This seems like a good way to organize what they already know in order to eventually come up with a visual representation of the classification of the animal kingdom.

<iframe src="http://www.wallwisher.com/embed/animalkingdom12" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="400px" style="border: 1px solid #999999"></iframe>

I must have classification in my head today.  In math, students know what the 2D shapes are but have a hard time articulating their similarities and differences. For example, what do rhombus and squares have in common and how are they different.  I think this format may help students in two ways: to not feel pressured to answer right away and to be able to look at other students' posts in order to get rid of common misconceptions.


1 comment:

  1. You have picked two great tools to help with classification! The great thing about Wallwisher is students can brainstorm and then together via the ACTIVboard y'all could organize them!