Category Archives: Voice & Choice

What’s News? Our Thoughts…

Spreading the word

Our “What’s News” cycle is a great conversation starter for our A period Project Based Learning class. For this process, everyone in our class prepares a news story to tell to the class summarized. The story could be from any source and could be about a current affairs topic that the student finds interesting and important. When we share a “What’s News” cycle, our class typically feels refreshed and ready to start the day. It wakes us up, helps with our learning for the rest of the day, and keeps us up to date with what’s happening in the world. This is a very engaging way to start class because everyone has to have summarized a news story to tell to the class, and everyone has their computer screen down, which creates more real conversations. The process not only allows us to interact with my classmates but it also gives everyone a voice in the class. While it’s entertaining and interesting it’s also an educational exercise. Ultimately, this activity is interactive, exciting, and beneficial to starting the day off on the right note.

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