Launch CoreAltas in your Classroom
Try this simple, 1 hour lesson plan:
Before the lesson:
- Make sure students have accounts. See how to create them here.
During the lesson:
- Show students the CoreAtlas physical map. Don't have one? Email info@MindMyEducation.com to request one.
- Let students talk about what they notice/wonder as they realize this Map shows their entire school year. Let them know that there are sticker badges for each one of the learning goals that can be added as a student job.
- Share the good news: they each have their OWN map online!
- Have students log-in to their accounts and play for a bit, then discuss: What did you notice? What do you wonder?
- Watch the introductory student video (below) as a class and talk about new understandings.
- Next, model exploring a Quest (maybe something you just taught them?).
- Have students explore that Quest on their own by grading themselves and posting their questions, challenges, and evidence.
- Meanwhile, you can use Charts to track student self-grades, see student thinking, and respond, all in real-time. Projecting your screen as you do this will help students see how CoreAtlas is building understanding and conversations between them and you about their learning progress).
- Wrap up discussion: What do you feel excited about? What do you wonder?
After the lesson:
- Start thinking about when and how you plan to use CoreAtlas. As lesson closure? Mini-lesson? Homework? This quick video might help you decide.