Advent Calendar Day 6: Making Diagrams in Practice

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In Day 6 of ADEPT's Teaching and Learning Advent Calendar, Clare Riding looks at how students engage with diagrams.

This is the Day 6 post of ADEPT’s Teaching and Learning Advent Calendar, sent as an email on December 6th 2016.

Making Diagrams in Practice

Clare Riding offers a great tip for making visual diagrams that bit more engaging: “Whilst delivering Venn diagrams teaching, ¬†use two hoops and allow children to sort objects practically. When delivering Carroll diagrams, tape one to the floor with masking tape and let children practically sort!” This works well with adults too: getting people moving and physically sorting real objects or even just pieces of paper is a great way to breathe life into a tired class.

Applying this in an online learning context? Use Padlet or a Google Doc to let students add their own ideas to a template of a Venn or other diagram.

Image by genghis317 from Pixabay.