Chalk Talk (Routine)
Chalk talk is a visible thinking routine to use with students to teach them how to build on one another's ideas, appreciate differing viewpoints, and allow everyone's ideas to be heard.
Think-pair-share is a quick routine to allow practice their reasoning and activate their thoughts in a smaller setting before sharing it with the rest of the class. It also helps them appreciate different viewpoints.
What Makes You Say That? (Routine)
This thinking routine helps student build their explanations by justifying their claims. It also build evidence-based reasoning by sharing interpretations and expanding on alternatives.
4 Cs (Routine)
The 4Cs routine provides students with a way to interact with text and lead a text-based discussion by making connections, asking questions, and applying the information they have learned.
This routine helps students examine issues and all the different sides that "tug" at it. Students look at each side and use evidence to and reasoning to understand each position without taking a side to learn how to listen to different view points and appreciate them.
Socratic Seminar (Strategy)
Socratic seminars offer students an opportunity to share their ideas in an open platform and learn discussion and active listening strategies, be exposed to a variety of interpretations and ideas, develop their evidence-based reasoning, and learn how to take notes focusing on the most important details.
Whisper is a chrome extension you can install that allows you to directly message students and have a digital conversation with them through Google Classroom individually or as a full class. It's a great way for discussing with students privately when they need a little more support.
Today's Meet (Website)
Today's Meet is a digital back channel discussion tool that you can use to allow students to post their questions and ideas during a presentation or activity, helping them remain engaged and providing feedback, as well as informing the presenter what needs to be explained further or how they might need to adjust for the group.
Plickers allows you to get feedback from students without the need for them to use their own device or to purchase outside technology for them to use in class. It's a quick way for them to communicate their ideas.