Dotmocracy Voting

#plenary #building community #collaboration

Why:
This is a great activity to use after brainstorming to assess the interests of the class and focus on one of the issues students highlighted in greater depth later on during the class.

How:
• Dotmocracy is a technique for voting and recognizing levels of agreement among a group of people.

  • For example, in a group discussion, five potential strategies for dealing with a particular problem might be suggested. One way of accessing individual opinions on each of these alternatives in a non-threatening fashion is to write all of the options on large sheets of paper and put these sheets of paper on the wall.

• Use a digital polling tool (e.g. Mentimeter) to visually assess the opinion of the group as a whole. Alternatively, let students use dot-stickers or markers students to add a checkmark or dot as their “Vote” on each option/opinion presented.

Source: http://dotmocracy.org/