Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Go Green with Cooperative Learning!


I am beginning a Go Green series.  By going green I will share ways to use cooperative learning in the classroom by cutting back on copies that you make and/or eliminating paper altogether.  There are so many ways to go green, and I can’t wait to share!


Multiples have been on my mind lately.  This is something that my students should know, but it so important that I want to reinforce.  Today I had a few extra minutes, so we did Four Corners.  Before I told them what we were doing, I wrote four numbers on the board (3,5,6, and 10).  Then, they were to pick a number and write it on a sticky note.  I then appointed each number a corner of the room in which they were to locate to.  Once they were in their corner, they found a partner and said the first ten multiples of their number in a popcorn fashion. 

This was a last minute idea with no preparation needed, and my students reviewed their multiples!  Easy, effective, and energizing!  

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ErIca said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i have not used this one in about 10 years- thanks for the reminder!! It's so easy!

ErIca said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hmmm... i just had a thought. I am an Exec member for the B.C.Cooperative Learning Association (we have a crappy website http://bctf.ca/bccla/)
I write their newsletter (only in hardcopy- it gets mailed out to about 80 teachers). I was wondering if I could use some of your Go Green Ideas in the newsletter? I would credit you, of course. Let me know if that is OK! Erica

Cooperative Learning 365 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Erica, if you will e-mail me at cooperativelearning365@yahoo.com and we can chat. I would love to know more about it!

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love to see this post! I am working on going completely paperless in my classroom (by choice, not force) and I love to see others thinking similarly. Please follow my blog. I am a newbie blogger :)

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Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so great. Our copies have been limited during the last few years and this will work.

Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth

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