Are you ready for a challenge? I just came across a fun daily challenge it’s called “A Google A Day” Challenge. The challenge helps students put their search skills to test and get your classroom engaged and excited about a specific topic being taught.
The daily challenge has pre-populated trivia questions around an array of subjects. However, you can easily create your own challenge around your specific topics being discussed in your classrooms or student salons.
You pose the challenge and students solve the question by performing an internet search. These challenges can be a great starting point for students to explore and self-discover information. Students can find related readings, videos, and images to help with retention, comprehension and master specific topics. All while having fun!
Getting started is simple:
Create questions around class topics
Pose the daily challenge to your students
Provide students with helpful hits “things to think about as you get started…”
Allow students to search the internet for answers (set a time limit)
Hold open discussions on student’s facts and findings
Recap or add additional information, as needed
This fun classroom activity is an easy way to integrate technology into your day and empower students to apply their critical thinking skills and self-discovery sills.
Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team, where she currently serves as an Academic Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative trainings that not only inspire, but empower educators/trainers to create the most effective learning environments for their students.