Future REady Skill Ideas
12 Future Ready Activities for ANY Classroom
The Three Phases of Blended Learning focuses on the four learning studios. The four different learning studios include a mini-lesson with the teacher, an independent activity, digital content studio, and a future-ready skill activity. Most teachers can grasp and plan for the first three studios, but often, they struggle to find activities or ideas for the fourth learning studio. Today, I wanted to share out 12 quick Future Ready ideas that any teacher can implement into any classroom setting.
What do you mean by Future Ready Skills?
Level Up in Future Ready Skills
There is a difference between future-ready skills in the Three Phases of Blended Learning. In Phase One the teacher provides activities for the students to complete. For example, end the QR Code scavenger hunt and Flip Grid video that aligns to rays, lines, and angles. Phase Two future-ready skills now provide choice to the students. You can either create a video, a timeline, or a song to represent that you understand the fundamental concepts of the Russian Revolution. Phase Three now brings in the idea of a designing Passion Projects, Project Based Learning, or 20% Time to allow the students to bring all of the key concepts being taught within a given time frame. For example, a science teacher that is covering Force and Motion, might start the unit with a hook question, What would your day look like at an amusement park?
Quick Start Guide
It is essential not over think the Future Ready Skills. Implementing something that the students can create, collaborate, communicate, connect or deploy critical thinking is better than implementing nothing. Below are 12 ideas that you can start to add to your blended learning lessons today. Download, print, and post the ideas near your desk. I have also added in notes about the activities under the PDF.
Resources for the Graphic
Mentimeter.com - Create Word Clouds
Incredibox.com - Create a song or ring tone
Google Song Maker - Create a song or ring tone
Chameleon The Art of Blending In - Board Game
Seesaw.me - Student portfolio creator
FlipGrid - Video Creator
JeopardyLabs - Jeopardy Game activities
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Project Based Learning begins with students asking questions about their world, followed by solving or designing a solution. I believe they first need a common experience to begin. Then the next steps would be to list "I wonder" statements, or brainstorm questions of what they want to learn. Questions need to be researchable that is not too broad or vague. Then a group of students can choose a question to answer or solve through collaboration and a goal in mind.
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Three ideas that could be added to a bank for Future Ready activities are to draw or sketch out a comic strip demonstrating the new material (life cycle of an animal, a character's development through a story, etc), KWL charts to help students in groups identify what they know and what they want to know more about, an A-Z sort where they list what they know about a topic according to each letter in the alphabet.
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Marcia Kish - Blended and Personalized Learning coach that designed the Three Phases of Blended Learning