Prompts For Questions

enter image description here At the end of the lesson say, "we don’t like the title of this lesson. If you were to rename this lesson, what would you call it"

enter image description here At the top of a lesson, ask students to pick a custom learning objective. Towards the end, ask about the progress they have made towards that objective.

enter image description here Imagine you were creating a final exam on a topic, say recursion; what recursion-related questions would you ask your peers in the class?

enter image description here Summarize what you have learned in this lesson in 140 characters; then tweet it.

enter image description here Create a comic strip out of the new ideas you have learned. Share that on the discussion forum.

enter image description here Draw a concept map of the various ideas you have learned in this lesson.

enter image description here How would you divide a given problem (like making a frogger game) into smaller tasks?

enter image description here Show students a piece of code with a bug. Ask them to find the bug.

enter image description here What do you already know about the topic we are learning (this helps activate prior learner knowledge)

enter image description here At the end of a long video ask the learner to explain what the video has explored thus far.

enter image description here Show students a piece of code and ask them to predict its output.

enter image description here On occasions when we ask students to share their thoughts on the forum, we can also ask them to comment on other students’ post. We can use the following prompts to structure student response:

  • Pick one student submission on the forum
  • Identify things they they did well
  • How can they improve

enter image description here At the end of a lesson, ask students to teach what they have just learned to someone; then ask them to document (using pictures, blogs, videos) and share

enter image description here On occasions when we give students an analogy (like constraints in iOS are like scaffolding for a building), we can ask them what analogy would they use to explain the topic in question.

enter image description here Make students reflect - more reflection questions