Lesson Plan

Getting to Know You/My Favorite Things

Facilitate introductions on the first day of class with fun and simple tech tools.
Melissa P.
Educator
Currey Ingram Academy (Brentwood, TN)
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Objectives

Students will be able to articulate five of their favorite things and share them in a creative manner.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Arts
Health & Wellness
Grades 6 - 12
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Animoto
Free, Free to Try, Paid

Share a video about your favorite things (make the video in advance) to introduce yourself to your students.

2 Brainstorm

Popplet
Free, Paid

Using Popplet or another mind-mapping program (or old-school handout), students will create a bubble map of their favorite things.

3 Produce

Animoto
Free, Free to Try, Paid
Comic Life
Free to Try, Paid
ThingLink
Free, Paid
Prezi
Free, Paid
Padlet
Free, Paid

Students will create a very short presentation about their favorite things.

Direct students to one particular technology or give them a choice between several.  Recommended tools include Animoto, Comic Life, ThingLink, Prezi, and Padlet.

4 Present

Activity: Presenting

Students will share their presentations with the class as a way to introduce themselves. If time is limited or you are concerned about shy students, you can have students only share with a partner or small group. You can also have students post a link to their presentation on a class website where they can be viewed later.