Crowdsourcing

#plenary #group collaboration

Why:
This activity helps students feel involved and engaged in the process of accumulating and then synthesizing information.

How:
• Tell your students that you will write everything they know, or think they know, about a given topic using a shared document etc.
• The activity continues until the students can’t think of anything further, or until the topic is sufficiently explored for the time being.
• The instructor then asks the students to organize the information into categories
• The instructor then comments on the various pieces of information that students have contributed, making connections, elaborating, and correcting any errors.