Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Shakespearean Insult Wall Meets the Internets.

I know it's been awhile (and I was doing so well).  But, my excuse is that the month of April and most of May have been really crazy.  This is especially true because I'm also the department chair and we had official federal visits, the school-wide administration of the ACT to the juniors, and now we're into SBAC testing.

I wanted to do a quick post on an experiment of sorts I just did.  For the past couple of years, when doing any Shakespeare, I do a Shakespearean Insult Wall.  I used to do it the "old-fashioned" way, but poster paper and sticky notes.

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I had been contemplating on switching it over to Padlet the last year or two.  This year I finally did it.  It worked out really well.  I had the students create accounts so I could tell who was saying what, and I made it so I had to moderate comments, so that only ones done following the directions and complete would appear.



I think I'll do it again next year.

Side note:  I'm really liking Padlet this year with the changes they've made/things they have added (COMMENTS!).