Ever have a student who got lost in a group? Who sat in group instruction and had difficulty attending or following along? Ever wanted to increase opportunities for students to practice skills, but struggled to figure out how to do it?
You’ve seen them with the dry erase boards or the plastic plates on Pinterest. You can use them in a variety of ways and they have a number of advantages for kids on the spectrum who have difficulty focusing on group work. They also have research to support that they increase student engagement.
Using response cards:
- Every student practices the skill every time
- Students aren’t waiting for their turn (and tuning out)
- It is easy to look around and see who gets the answer right
- Students can’t just repeat the student who answers first
So I thought I would share a few examples of how I have used response cards in a variety of situations.