Quickfire Analysis


Quickfire Analysis:

 How Online Tools Can Engage Students in Meaningful Analysis

Presented BY: Jennifer Ward

Digital Literacy Conference

Saturday, October 13, 2012

West Chester University

http://bit.ly/QuickfireAnalysis

 

What is a QuickFire Challenge?

 

Pulling from an idea that started on the television series Top Chef, many teachers are now using Quickfire Challenges in the classroom as a way to introduce potentially complicated material in a way that engages students by asking them to play with ideas in a limited format. Blogger and teacher Leigh Graves-Wolf explains, "In a nutshell, in each episode, the chefs are challenged to cook a dish with certain constraints (i.e. ingredients, themes) within a tight time frame. As I watched the show, I thought, mmmm, I should remix/co-opt this for my teaching!" 

 

COMPONENTS OF A QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE:

Adapted from the Brigham Young University Wikipage for Teaching Spanish

 

1) Talk less, plan for students to do more


2) Simplify instructions (Words, words, words!)

 

3) Scaffold


4) Don't pre-teach vocabulary--let students learn it through the activity

5) Activities should build to a final creative product that invites self-expression

 

A SUCCESSFUL QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE CONSIDERS...

How the key elements work together to produce a meaningful learning experience


Our QuickFire Challenge

 


Our Presentations:

 

http://lleullin.edu.glogster.com/connontation

 

 

 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1d9KadJi02JJUxZFuOJp-Bu8pfRefurDC9pe7HVsyMmI/edit#slide=id.p

 

 

 

 

 


Why Use This Format with Technology to Teach Literary Analysis?

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