Friday, January 15, 2016

Twitter Critical Thinking Activity: One Wheeled Hoverboard

This week my students read an article on the creation of a one wheeled hoverboard. Many of my students had already at least heard of the concept of a hoverboard. Some of them had already tried a normal two wheeled hoverboard. Picking discussion topics that students already have an interest in helps them connect their previous knowledge to the discussion. We compared the potential advantage of a one wheeled versus a two wheeled hoverboard. Some students thought that it was a great advancement in technology, while others thought it was just an excuse to be lazy. The cost and potential dangers were also brought up. Students used their Spanish skills to respond directly to @CNNEE on Twitter and give their opinions. Students were given a voice on a topic and were able to share those thoughts directly with CNN en Espanol.


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