Carousel Brainstorm

This Carousel Brainstorm activity & project also includes:

A variation of the Walkabout Review process, carousel brainstorming directs groups to rotate through a series of stations posting ideas on the topic or question posted at each stop. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • After the brainstorming stage, amend your lists as you progress through the topic you are studying by sorting, ranking, further researching, or eliminating sticky notes
  • As a back-to-school or team-building activity, post topics that can prompt learners to discuss shared experiences
  • Use activity as a pre-assessment by posting major terms associated with the content you are about to cover and determining what learners already know
Pros

  • Includes overview of the rationale for the activity and detailed directions for how to implement the exercise, as well as applications in various content areas
  • A good way to assess collective knowledge in the beginning of the year or the beginning of a unit
Cons

  • None