This week’s #saskedchat was an opportunity for some free association with participants asked to respond to word or phrase in the format of When I Say…. You Say…..
This is the third #saskedchat in which we’ve used this format. Participants seem to like the option to be able to take the discussion in a number of different ways and it really allows for a broader spectrum of ideas to emerge. Although the chat was right before the Easter break for many of the teachers, there was still a good number of participants who joined in the exploration!
One of the great things about this type of format is that participants are given greater choice in how they respond since there isn’t a question but a series of words and phrases that they are asked to reflect on and respond. As you can see in the images below, there was a wide range of educational topics that were explored.
As moderator, one of the reasons I really enjoy this format is because of the wide range of responses that participants provide which then leads to some great explorations of the different responses. As a teacher, some of the best experiences I had was when I stepped back from leading the discussions and provided students the opportunities to explore their own ideas, nudging them along or giving them a slight suggestion to explore things from just a slightly different angle. During these discussions, participants do that for each other, sharing their ideas and thoughts and, in doing so, nudging others to look at things in a slightly different way.
I invite you to take a moment to check out the conversations and head over to wakelet to see the whole exploration that took place.
Check out the archive from the chat for more great ideas and insights!