Footstep #2 - Neighborhood Map Gallery Walk
Our class recently finished their Footstep#2 Neighborhood Map/Story project. We were pleased with the results and wanted to share how students peer reviewed each other's work. We did a 'gallery walk' when we were done and had invited some special visitors (Head of School, principals, technology integrators, etc.). Students used post-it notes to write comments/suggestions on each other's maps/stories. For English language learners, we gave them sentence stems to help out in this area.
I am fairly new using Twitter, but I 'tweeted' a link from our class blog out and, though the hashtag used, was able to connect with NG photographer John Stanmeyer, the man who has taken many of the photographs of Paul on his journey, including the NG cover photo from 2013. Even Paul saw it and retweeted it. The fact the students could see an authentic audience outside of our classroom and walking party was great!
Here is a link on using gallery walks:
Gallery Walk (Facing History)
Gallery Walk (Teacher Toolkit)
Here is a link to our class blog that highlighted a few student maps and the gallery walk. Finally, here is a link to the directions we gave the students. While the instructions are on OOE Learn site, we added a rubric and two reflection questions. Students used the two questions when they wrote a reflection on their e-portfolio/Blogger page (also adding a photo of their map).