As part of our final wrap-up for a week long course, we facilitate a reflection-oriented discussion to help students synthesize notably the week's learnings but also how those learnings will be applied in each one of their contexts. With two instructors, we have found that this works well when my colleague drives the discussion while I document it real-time on a whiteboard that is visible to all of the students. What is in the artifact below makes the most sense to those students who were in the class - a quick visual reminder of things that were shared.
I'm co-teaching a week-long course and wanted to have a quick, custom template that can be used each day and in the moment. I also used the 16:9 aspect ration since this will be shared on a large display in the classroom at time.
There have been a few times when we have called a 'family meeting' with our three young kids (ages 3, 5, and 7) to get on the same page about behavior and expectations (it's more me than my wife). Everybody makes mistakes, especially young people, and need to be able to learn from those mistakes in order to be successful when living with and existing around other people. Using Explain Everything to visualize and document this kind of meeting, even with young people, has been quite helpful. Last month, we had a meeting to remind our kids and ourselves of what was important to our family heading into the holiday season. We have an AppleTV connected to a television which makes it super easy to wirelessly project the whiteboard content from my iPad using AirPlay without needing to do anything else special. We started with a blank canvas and asked the kids to give us ideas of what they felt was important and organized it from there.
There is a lot planned for 2019 so I am restarting this space to share snippets of that work as it happens. On Tuesdays, I'll post some notes, doodles, workflows, use cases, and project ideas that were made in or can be planned around using Explain Everything.
The graphic at the top of this post was made using three (3) simple elements.