Digital Choice Boards

Janet Corder

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What are Choice Boards?

Choice Boards are the ultimate tool for differentiating learning in the classroom! Students are given a variety of activities to choose from in order to demonstrate understanding of a topic or unit of study. By giving students choices, teachers will typically find that students are more engaged and will produce higher-quality products. Choice Boards are not new to the education world. Many of us used some sort of Choice Boards in paper format, but with all of the technology tools currently available in the classroom, why not move from the paper format to the digital format?


What do Choice Boards look like? They are graphic organizers often found in one of the following formats:

  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • List of Activities
  • Bingo Board
  • Restaurant Style Menu
  • Columns of Choices
  • Branching Google Slide Show


Oh, and one last thing. Choice Boards are not just for students! Administrators are using Choice Boards to give their staff the ability to choose options during Professional Development sessions, staff meetings, summer learning, etc.

NOTE

Some of the examples listed will force you to Make a Copy or Use Template to add it to your Google Drive. If the example is set to View Only, you will need to go to File and select Make a Copy. Please do not Request Access to the example.

Science Examples

Mitosis Tic-Tac-Toe by Jennifer Hencken (@jenhencken)

Chemical Reactions (File, Make a Copy) by Ashley Jackson (@techcoachashley)

Interacting with the Environment (File, Make a Copy) by Lori Hartman

Science Tic Tech Toe Board 2 (File, Make a Copy) by Misty Whitworth & Julie Lyle, Argyle ISD

Caves by Brittney Kennedy of Argyle ISD

Air Flowing Through the Lungs by Amy Moffatt (@moffatt_teach)

Earth Science (File, Make a Copy) by Alena Ellerbee (@alena_ellerbee)

Science Tic Tech Toe Board 1 (File, Make a Copy) by Misty Whitworth & Julie Lyle, Argyle ISD

Learning Menu - Plastic Challenge by Arjana Blazic

Weather Tik Tak Toe Choice Board by Beth Weeks

Landing of Perseverance and reading the book Curiosity

Environmental Science (File, Make a Copy) by Bridgette Ramirez

Dinosaur Choice Board (Made in Seesaw) by Mrs. Kilpatrick

Engineering & Space: STEM Choice Boards by Gail Felix

1st-5th grade Earth Science themed #STEAM Choice Boards by Christine Dixon (@christinekdixon)

Middle School Science by Gretchen Coe

What Lives Underground (File, Make a Copy) by Donna Indrakumaran (@fdk_donnaindra)

Math Examples

Linear Equations (8th) (File, Make a Copy) by Joshua Schmidt

Quadratics Review Menu in Google Slides (File, Make a Copy) by Caitlin Carmody

5th Grade Choice Boards by Cathy Duffy

Rational and Irrational Numbers (Algebra I) (File, Make a Copy) by Joshua Schmidt

3 Math Choice Boards from Teacher Vision

Grades 6-7, Multiple Boards (File, Make a Copy) by Chelsea McClellan

K-5 Choice Boards (File, Make a Copy) by Laura Rogers

1st Grade Math by Beth Weeks

ELA Examples

Dinosaurs by Cammie DuVal

The Outsiders (File, Make a Copy) from Golden Valley Unified School District

Literary Nonfiction Choice Board (File, Make a Copy) by Missy McCartney

A Midsummer's Night Dream (File, Make a Copy) by Dalal Mansour

Student Choice Bio Book Project

Formative Assessment Verbs (File, Make a Copy) by Lisa Monthie (@lisamonthie and @WacoISDBL)

Fiction - Middle School (File, Make a Copy) by Melissa Trevitt

King Lear Choice Board (File, Make a Copy) by Danna Pearsall

Read the Day Away iPad Activities (File, Make a Copy) by Laurie Guyon (@smilelearning)

About Me by Kara Lamb

Reading Response Choice Board by Joli Boucher

Persuasive Speeches (File, Make a Copy) by Missy McCartney

Book Trailer Choice Board by Brenham ISD Tech Team

Words Their Way – Choice Board

Vocabulary Word Study by Chris Hellums

Bitmoji Library by (File, Make a Copy) by Jennifer Dalen

Fairy Tales by Cammie DuVal

Reading Tik Tak Toe by Melissa Cantu De La Pena

November Above and Beyond by Amy Yeary

Poetry Choice Board (File, Make a Copy) by Sara Shea

Poetry Choice Board (Use Template) by Debbie Bermeo

February Choice Boards by Shannon McClintock Miller

Social Studies Examples

The 2021 Inauguration by Torrey Trust (@torreytrust)

Historical Writers Choice Board (in ThingLink) by Christi Collins

APUSH Civil War by Brianna Davis (@MrsDavisRCHS)

Industrial Age (File, Make a Copy)

The First 100 Days (2021) by Torrey Trust (@torreytrust)

Civil War Choice Board

World War II Through Film by Mrs. Byars (@mrsbyarshistory)

Texas Citizenship Choice Board by Peggy Reimers (@preimers)

Leading Figures of the Renaissance (File, Make a Copy)

Abolitionists (File, Make a Copy) taken from a presentation by Chris Miraglia, (@MrMiraglia1)

Revolution Cafe'

Other Examples

Star Wars Day Drawing Activity by Rachel Petrucelli

Jamboard Choiceboard by Janet Corder

Summer Spanish (File, Make a Copy) by Kelley Armstrong

Spanish-Speaking Countries Choice Board by Erika Clark

Computer Science Choice Board (File, Make a Copy) by Christine Dixon (@christinekdixon)

Outdoor Virtual Classrooms by Green Teacher

Halloween Hyperdoc by Tonya Nugent

Digital Escape Room Choice Board by Karly Moura

Elementary Tech Choice Board by Jennifer Comiskey

Star Wars Day by Jess Longthorne

French-Speaking Destinations by Erin Higgins

German Cities Choice Board by Jenn Keller

SEL Room with Books by Julia Cook by Cammie DuVal

Kindergarten Bitmoji Classroom by Nora Freeman

Administrator/PD Examples

Elevator of Learning by Angie Bakke (@angiebakke) and Janet Corder (@corderj) from the Elevator Tower by Slides Mania

Introduction to Windows 10 by Amy Knellar (@adknellar)from the Elevator Tower by Slides Mania

Technology PD Choice Board by (File, Make a Copy) by Ashley Jackson (@techcoachashley)

Holiday Break Choice Board (File, Make a Copy) by Dr. Torrey Trust (@torreytrust)

Choose Your Own Adventure for Fine Arts PD by Casey Hall and the Georgia Dept. of Education (@mrhallpass)

Coaching Choice Board by Pam Hubler (@specialtechie)

Summer Learning PD by Natalie Davis

Blog post about Summer PD Choice Boards by Laura Cahill (@LauraAnnCahill)

Presentation Choice Board (File, Make a Copy) by Laurie Guyon (@smilelearning)

Nearpod PD (File, Make a Copy) by Janet Corder & Angie Bakke (@corderj & @angiebakke)

EdTech Choice Board by Ernest Gonzales

PD BINGO: Voice and Choice in Professional Development by Bubble Up Classroom (@coreythornblad and @libraryms)

Choice Boards for Teacher PD by Amy Banas

DIY PD Bingo Board by Nicole Gabany & Nicole Greene

Tic-Tac-Toe Your Way to Teacher Choice: A New Model for PD by Debra Campbell & Michael McDonough

Choice Boards for Teachers by Stella Pollard (@Stella_Pollard)

Best Practice Group Choice Board (File, Make a Copy) by Nick Donato

Podcast PD Choice Board for Teachers by Kasey Bell (@ShakeUpLearning)

Personalize Your Summer PD by Genevieve Pacada (@PacadaVision)

Game of Tech by Janet Corder (@corderj)

Super Tech (iPads) (File, Make a Copy) by Janet Corder (@corderj)

Collections of Choice Boards in Multiple Content Areas

Elementary Choice Boards by Steve Morris (@merc_morris)

Elementary Choice Boards by Blue Valley Schools

Pinterest Board of Student Choice Boards & Learning Menus

Elem/Intermediate Reading Writing Math Choice Boards

Multiple Grade Level Choice Boards by Jefferson County Public Schools

Various Choice Boards from Global Connections (Vickie Morgado)

Middle School Choice Boards Rocky Fork Middle School

Choice Boards for Students Hickman Mills School

21 Best Choices Digital Boards Pinterest

Choice Boards (including Spanish versions) Read the World Distance and Digital Learning, Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris

Templates

Throw the Dice Choice Template by Amanda Sandoval (@historysandoval)

19 Choice Board Templates by Laura Cahill (@LauraAnnCahill)

Coaching Choice Boards by Pam Hubler (@specialtechie)

Choice Board Templates (File, Make a Copy) by Erin Flanagan (@Erintegration)

Emergency Sub Plans (File, Make a Copy) by Amanda Sandoval (@historysandoval)

Tic-Tac-Toe (File, Make a Copy) by Amanda Sandoval (@historysandoval)

Game Board (File, Make a Copy) by Amanda Sandoval (@historysandoval)

Tic-Tac-Toe by Kasey Bell (@ShakeUpLearning)

Digital Menu for Student Creation by Tom Spall (@Tommyspall)

Choice Board Template by Nick LaFave (@NFLaFave)

Show What You Know by Amanda Sandoval (@historysandoval)

Fortnite Digital Menu for Student Creation by Tom Spall (@Tommyspall)

Show What You Know Bingo (File, Make a Copy) by Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill)

Show What You Know Bingo Digital Storytelling (File, Make a Copy) by Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill)

Express Yourself (File, Make a Copy) by Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill)

Show What You Know Screencasting File, Make a Copy) by Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill)

Tic Tac Techo by J2 Training (@corderj & @joangore)

Choice Boards for Student Mastery by MaryEllen West (@maryelenderwest)

Assessment

How are teachers assessing student work when using Choice Boards?

Students can:
  • upload work into Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, etc.
  • record audio responses directly onto a Padlet Wall or Flipgrid
  • fill out a Google Form Exit Ticket
  • complete a Socrative, Quizizz, Gimkit, Wordwall or Kahoot quiz
  • record a short video/screencast explaining their process and/or product
  • screenshot their work and send it to the teacher

Bitmoji Classrooms

Bitmoji Classrooms are being used to creatively teach lessons and give students a choice in how to learn content, select reading materials, videos, etc. Several of the examples listed above are Bitmoji Classrooms. You can use the content on Classrooms and remove the Bitmoji if you prefer.


Tutorials/Blogs/Resources:

Bitmoji Classrooms Slide Deck by Lisa Mazariego

How to Create a Bitmoji Classroom with PowerPoint by Krystal L Smith

Using Bitmoji Interactive Google Classrooms in Speech Language Therapy by Natalie Snyders

15 Awesome Virtual Bitmoji Classroom Ideas by Amie of Glitter Meets Glue

Bitmoji Classroom Scenes & Virtual Classroom Backgrounds by Erin Flanagan

Interactive Classrooms with Bitmoji by Sharing Kindergarten

Collection of Classroom Furniture for Bitmoji Classrooms by Morgan Slovak-Hickerson

Virtual Classroom Resources by Jillian Gerra


Facebook Groups:

Ask to join these groups for lots of ideas, templates, and more!

  • Bitmoji Craze for Educators
  • Bitmoji Classrooms for Teams
  • Bitmoji Style Classroom (Distance Learning)
  • Digital INBs & Binders

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