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Kagan Tools & Tutorials

Watch the introduction below first and then click on any one of the three Kagan videos below to learn how to import students, questions or student names with their ranking into their respective Kagan tool.

 

Team Tools 4:59 Selector Tools Video 3:34 Numbered Heads 4:54
Kagan tools inside of PowerPoint 4:51               Moving a PowerPoint with a Kagan tool to another computer 1:52              

 

Note: Even though the video for Team Tools shows how to import your student names using an excel sheet, I have found this often doesn't work properly.  You may get an "oops" error.  I suggest to just open Team Tools, click "edit class" then click "edit info" next to where you had typed your class name.  Now manually type your student information in and then click "OK," not import.  Click here for a screenshot

Introduction to Kagan Tools 1:34

 

 

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Kagan icons that can be saved and used in PowerPoint...hover over the icon, right-click and choose "save picture as" or "save target as."

Websites:
http://www.kaganonline.com/ 

Writing Tool--(VBDoodle) write on anything that's on your laptop/projector screen (not a Kagan tool)

Kagan on Facebook

Here is a placemat that can be placed in the center of a Kagan table group to help identify students by numbers or A & B.  Click here for the PowerPoint placemat.  Print each slide, and laminate back to back.  Fan-n-Pick roles on are on the backside.  You can also just open pictures of each slide, and print them.  Click here for Slide1 or Slide2. PS You do not want to print the small thumbnails below, use either the PowerPoint or Slide1 or Slide2 pics.
 

 

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"Give Me 5" Posters: Orange     Green     Red       Yellow (thank you Pam)

 

Here are some great tips from our day with Elisha, our Kagan Coach.  Thank you Michelle.

KAGAN COACHING DAY

NOTES -- Elisha

10/12/2009

We need to learn when to use which structures:

1.   RALLY=pairs only ‘volleying’ or ‘rallying’ info back and forth

2.   ROUND=teams only

3.   ROBIN=talking (think chirping bird/robin)

4.   TABLE=writing (written product, generate written list)

ROUND ROBIN = TEAM + TALKING

Everyone on the team has a turn to talk.

Examples: listing words in word families; listing mult facts; listing words that describe feelings when….; listing words that describe a character

Variation: TIMED ROUND ROBIN

RALLY TABLE = PAIRS ONLY + WRITING

For short answers and generating lists.

Examples: colors of the rainbow; list all the oceans; list steps in a problem/steps in long division/steps in an equation; list      Characteristics of a triangle/square/etc.; list states; write word families

ROUND TABLE = TEAM + WRITING

Verbalize your thinking and then write it

Variation: ROUND TABLE CONSENSUS – group must agree answer given is correct

RALLY ROBIN = PARTNERS + TALKING

RALLY COACH = PARTNERS + COACHING/CORRECTING

Great for worksheets, working in partners, taking turns doing the work and helping, using manipulatives.

USE THESE STRUCTURES FOR OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS THAT REQUIRE EXPLANATION, eg. Where would you like to go on vacation and why? Why did so many people come to California in the 1800’s?


TIMED PAIR SHARE = PARTNERS TALKING WITH TIME LIMIT FOR TURNS

TIMED ROUND ROBIN = TEAM SHARES WITH TIME LIMIT FOR TURNS

MIX PAIR SHARE

Teacher reads question, A or B of pair answers, partner praises or helps. Good for: vocabulary words, spelling practice. Once list is completed, activity is over.


QUIZ QUIZ TRADE

Give each student card with question/answer. Stand up,
Hand up, find a partner. Ask question/check answer for both partners, then trade cards. Stand up, Hand up, to find a new partner.

 

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