In a recent blog post called Cave Paintings, Michael Thornton chats about how he is providing opportunities for the students in his class to write and create on surfaces often reserved for other functions.
He says, “We have begun to write on the floor, the desks, the walls, and the bulletin boards. They love it! Their engagement level is high, and because their work is so transparent they really focus on working hard.”
Thornton’s post is well worth a read as it demonstrates that innovation in teaching is not defined by the use of high-end technology, but by the creation of opportunities that allow students to demonstrate what they know in ways that work for them.
You can read more about Michael Thornton’s work at mthornton78.wordpress.com