As some schools are moving towards 1:1 (one device for every student) through mobile devices or “bring your own device” programs, the ability to have interactive teacher-led lessons becomes a reality. Interactive lessons and presentations can be done with every student having a device, or with students working in small groups sharing one device.
These digital tools push the content shared by the teacher (or student facilitator) out to each device. The content can be slides, similar to Powerpoint, websites or other media. The tools also allow for students to write on the screen, annotate images, answer questions, write paragraphs, etc. and send them back to the teacher. Teachers can then share student work to all student devices while students explain their thinking with the entire class.
Mathematics teachers often have students share their work when solving problems as part of a bansho, congress or gallery walk. Science teachers can use these same strategies during lessons based on solving problems. Teachers can also use this student work as a way of guiding their lessons, formative assessment, diagnostics and exit tickets.