Protocol Overview and Instructions:
This is a simple and quick technique for students to see what ideas the people in their group think are the most important and address the driving question the most effectively.
Each person within the group receives a limited amount of sticky dots and places them on whichever solution(s) they think is the best. This results in a quick visual of which ideas or solutions they feel best addresses the issue the students are trying to solve.
Dot Voting Instructions
Used to determine our Standard Operating Procedures Strategy, this protocol went well. Students enjoyed being able to move around. The most challenging thing was that some students chose to vote the same as their friends rather than voting for their own choice. Success was that we were able to determine what would be best for our class in developing Standard Operating Procedures.
"Dot voting is great because each student is allowed to have a voice in what we choose to include in our matrices"
"Even though we do SOPs for every class, this was a better way to do it"
Meet the Educator:
MaKenna Kane teaches English Language Arts in Hamilton Middle School STREAM program. STREAM centers on outdoor learning experiences, agricultural science, nonfiction reading and writing.
"PBL is a passion of mine because students are engaged in rigorous learning while being able to create a meaningful and authentic product."