We’ve got a new way to research at Cedar Creek! Shannon Foley, CCE librarian, shared with us how to use a gallery walk to do research. A gallery walk involves setting up stations or individual tasks for students to go through with guiding questions and activities. Stations can be completed in any order.
Since 5th grade Gifted and Talented students do a project on future predictions, we wanted to expand on that to include the entire grade level. Mrs. Foley collaborated with us (the ed tech and IP) and GT teacher Cara Beth McLeod to develop the Future Gallery. Each one of us developed 5 stations. Tasks at each station were designed to have various response methods, including video responses, drawings, written response, and making an actual product.
Students were given a Future Field Guide to navigate through 20 stations, each with a different task. You can download a copy of the Future Field Guide here:
One of our favorite stations was the music station, where students listened to music on records, casette tapes, and CDs. After hearing the types of music from different time periods and the equipment used to listen to it, students made predictions about how music will be recorded and played in the future.
This was such a interesting and fun way to do research!