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What are Choice Boards?
Types of Choice Boards
Activities: This type of choice board would be used to provide students the opportunity to practice or review skills you have covered in class. This would most appropriate in centers or workshop models. With this choice board, you can include technology-rich activities or tech-less activities. Students may interact with this choice board on a paper-pencil copy or by clicking a link on you teacher website.
Work Product: This choice board would provide students different opportunites for students to demonstrate their knowledge. The choices on this type of board would be different types of projects for students to complete. For example, after studying the Lost Colony, students would have a choice board where they could choose one of the following:
- using iMovie, create an interview with John White based on his findings when he returned to Roanoke.
- Create a Chatterpix movie where John White describes what happened at Roanoke.
- Create a brochure about the different theories surrounding the Lost Colony.
With this choice board, I recommend giving about 4 choices, each with its own rubric and criteria, however, the sky is the limit and this will look different classroom to classroom.
Hybrid: This board would combine a mixture of the options above. One example would be to have a 3x3 table and students would need to complete one activity from each row. The first row could be three videos, the second row could have three articles, and the third row could have three options for students to reflect on what they learned from the video and article they chose to explore.