They are easily adaptable to many different grade levels and content areas and are ways to engage students in analyzing digital media.
Rediscover SOS is a series that reminds us about some of these great strategies. Take this opportunity to explore a strategy that you haven’t used in a while.
Challenge yourself to give this strategy a try, and share your outcomes with us in the DEN Online Community.
Rediscover SOS: PMI (CDN Version)
Description: PMI is an effective brainstorming strategy that can be used to weigh the pros and cons of a decision. It helps students organize their thoughts as they wrestle with decision-making around complex issues.
Materials: video segment, blank paper and/or chart paper, pencil or pen
Adaptations and Extensions:
- Help students critically analyze and make sense of historical events
- Ask students to perform a role play to address the plus, minus, and interesting aspects of a text selection
- Use PMI within project-based learning experiences as a tool for students to learn how to analytically solve problems they encounter
- Use PMI to help students debrief a classroom experience such as a science lab, virtual field trip or field trip, a guest speaker, or virtual meeting with an expert