How to Use "Exercise-in-a-Box" Lessons
“Exercise-in-a-Box” lessons are designed to educate students on cyber safety through engaging, scenario-based exercises. With a focus on inquiry-based pedagogy and project-based learning, these lessons are adaptable to various classroom settings and learning needs. This page will provide a brief overview of the product, discuss its pedagogy, and offer guidance on setting up your classroom for optimal learning.
Introduction to Exercise-in-a-Box Lessons
1. Keyword definitions: Students learn essential terms related to the topic at hand.
2. Immersive scenario with evidence: Students are presented with a realistic scenario that encourages critical thinking and problem-solving.
3. Project work: Students engage in collaborative conversations and work on projects that reinforce their understanding of the material.
Ways to Set up the Classroom for Learning
1. Large Class Setting: For whole-class instruction, consider using a projector or interactive whiteboard to display the lesson content. This enables all students to view the material simultaneously and participate in group discussions. Arrange desks in a horseshoe or circle formation to facilitate conversation and collaboration.
2. Small Group Setting: If you prefer a more intimate learning environment, divide your class into smaller groups. Assign each group a specific piece of evidence to discuss, and provide them with the necessary resources. Groups can also collaborate on the project work. Encourage groups to discuss their findings and share their insights with the rest of the class.
3. Learning Stations: Another approach is to create learning stations throughout the classroom, each focused on a different key concept of the lesson (based on the keywords). At each station, students are tasked to focus on discussing the key concept on hand based on the scenarios, evidence, and project work. They rotate through the stations, either individually or in small groups, and engage with the material at their own pace.
Remember, the goal of "Exercise-in-a-Box" lessons is to create a flexible and engaging learning experience. Feel free to experiment with different classroom setups to discover what works best for you and your students.