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The Parking Lot, created by David Langford, is a place for students to make comments for improvement, concerns, questions or insights. It can be used as an individual tool or as a tool in which the whole group can engage, particularly when questions, ideas and comments emerge during a lesson and could be addressed later.
What aspects of learning are being supported?
- Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating
- QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge, Deep Understanding, Higher-Order Thinking, Metalanguage, Substantive Communication
- QT – Quality Learning Environment: Explicit Quality Criteria, Engagement, High Expectations, Social Support, Students Self-Regulation, Student Direction
Which apps could I use?
- DEC managed collaborative tools (via Portal): Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Connect.
- Related collaborative tools: Evernote, iCloud, BaiBoard, Note Anytime, Web2Access, Cool Tools for Schools, and Exploratree.
- Analogue collaborative tools: Paper, pens and Postit notes.
How do I use it?
- Create a page which is divided into four quadrants with the heading Positives, Improvements, Questions and Ideas.
- Students make comments in the quadrants as they emerge.
- Teacher responds to the comments at the end of the lesson.
- The process can be used for each lesson or project.
Can be used during meetings and lessons to generate feedback, study critical issues, garner information and create a collaborative environment.