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Going Green Review

December 10, 2008

Found In: overhead projector, reduce, reuse, recycle, review & test prep

We use the laminating machine at our school, and there is a lot of scrap plastic from it that gets tossed in the trash. I like to use these plastic scraps in class.

I give my students a writing task such as a sentence, vocabulary word, drawing, etc. Each student writes on the scrap plastic with an overhead marker, and at the end of the exercise I put up each student’s response to the problem on the overhead. It is a great feedback exercise since students can immediately see what works and what doesn’t. I get to see how many students understand the concept, which helps me see if they need more practice.

Afterwards I wash the plastic scrap and save them for reuse the next time. This overhead exercise makes class fun.


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