Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
Engaging Your Class with Brackets
Creating a Bracket
Once you're ready to create your bracket, you are presented with several different options. The first thing to do is give your graph a title. Then, select how many spots you would like to have. The four options you're given are: 8, 16, 32, and 64 slots. Then, select your point calculation type: will it be a score based on the complete bracket or scored round by round? Then, assign it to a category, select a cover image, and give it a short description and you're just about finished. You can also assign a start and end date to your bracket so that entries are only able to be submitted during a certain time frame.
Adding Entries and Setting up Matchups
Customizing the Look and Sharing Your Bracket
Participate in Another Bracket
Brackify in the Classroom
Science: Create brackets to determine which elements reigns supreme in your class, or even which scientist students felt made the biggest impact
Language Arts: Determine which novel read throughout the year was a favorite, or an in-depth study of which character was the favorite in a given story
Social Studies: Students could determine which country has the better flag or even stronger government, or they could select which leader they felt was the most effective in Ancient Rome or Ancient Greece
Math: Look in-depth at famous mathematicians and determine which one made the greatest contributions, or take a look at formulas covered throughout the year in class and see which ones were the easiest to understand or most challenging
Art: Offer several pieces of famous artwork to determine which is the class favorite, or analyze all of the projects completed throughout the year to determine which one was enjoyed the most
Music: Of course you could look at famous composers, but choosing a theme would be a fun way to gather data: favorite current pop song, determine the best song of all time according to your students, or the best song of the past decade.