Would You Rather?

Teaching Students to Persuade with Evidence

SOS/Technology-driven learning activity.

This SOS/Technology integration is appropriate and adaptable for all levels and content areas.


Students can utilize a number of devices either individually or in groups:

  • Mobile Phone
  • I-Pad
  • Chrome Books
  • Tablets
  • Laptop


This flexible tool promotes critical thinking, research and analysis of dichotomous subjects.

How - to

Teachers determine a pair of related concepts so that students think critically and can argue persuasively for a viewpoint.

Divide students into groups and define tuning protocol

Assign a viewpoint

Allow research time using available technology

Create a shared document of evidence supporting their assigned viewpoint

Discuss findings



Develop question bank comparing two related topics

Select a subject area for students to research

Develop sharing protocol