Sunday, July 22, 2018

Activity Strategy: Role and Hashtags

This is one idea generated when attended an activity at the 2018 World Wide ADE Institute.

The idea:
There are 2 sets of materials:
  • One stack of cards with different roles
  • One set of 'hashtags' that are related to the topic of discussion 
In the activity I participated in, I was told to draw a card, which turned out to be student.
Which means, I was supposed to speak from the students' perspective.

Then I was given a hashtag - supposed to describe today's student in 6 words (from the student's perspective). The hashtag is used, in this case, to collate information.
  •  In other words, hashtags come in handy when twitter is the choice-platform. However, we can modify the 'role' of hashtags in this case.
This strategy is probably useful for activities that links 2 areas together (similar to the many-to-many function relationship)

How we can apply this strategy in our practice?
(from the above example)

 It depends on the nature of our task and the scale (i.e. the number of respondents involved)

Strategy 1: To generate ideas from multiple perspectives
The learning activity requires participants' to adopt a role and provide views on one aspect of a broad topic.
  • When platform harnesses on hashtags to collate information (e.g. Twitter)
  • Task requires respondents to adopt roles to provide perspectives in several aspects of a topic
    • Example: To gather perspectives of different stakeholders of students' well-being.
      • Stack of cards: Stakeholder's role - Parent, Student, Teacher, School Leader, Board members
      • Hashtags: Areas pertaining to Topic - cyber well-being, physical well-being, socio-emotional
Strategy 2: To carry out major revision
  • One aspect: The sub-topics
  • Another aspect: Examples/ Illustrations
    • Example: Mensuration - Study of Shapes and Properties
      • Stack of cards: Shapes
      • Hashtags: Properties/ Attributes and formulae to calculate area/ volume

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