Put A Spin On It
The second N in the I.N.S.T.A.N.T acronym for increasing relevance in your lessons stands for National Events and Crazes. First, there was the Rainbow Loom, then there was Bottle Flipping, and today, the craze taking over the nation (and many nations from what I read), is…The Fidget Spinner!
Observe…but don’t observe for too long, there’s more words below the video.
I’m not one to put aside a national (or international) craze, so I put the idea out to some teachers who’d been struggling with getting their students to stop playing with the spinners in class.
My Question: How can you take the fact that students love these things and use it to your advantage? In other words…how can you #MakeItReal?
Here are some of their ideas:
- Time different types and see which kind are the best spinners
- Compare different types for costs and seller ratings on Amazon
- Experiment with how long it takes students to learn cool spinner tricks
- Write a science fiction story about how Fidget Spinners are really UFOs and our use of them as toys starts an intergalactic war.
I really like that last one. So now it’s your turn.