Educational Tools - Lets Recap
Lets Recap is a digital chat tool where the user can post a question and participants, like a class of students, can respond by using a pin to join the group. Participants can respond with a text or video post. Responses are posted immediately after submission for other participants to see. Additionally, users can create journeys that allow them to provide additional resources, such as images and videos to provide context and introduce topics for questions participants will answer.
Lets Recap is a great resource to use to engage students or workshop participants in conversation around a topic. In this blog, I will provide examples of letsrecap for classroom instructional use and professional development discussions.
Here is an example of how letsrecap was used to facilitate learning for an 8th grade class reading The Count of Monte Cristo. This lesson assessed the following content standards:
Key Ideas and Details:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
Here are the assignment directions.
Read the passage from the Count of Monte Cristo.
Join your discussion group members and go to letsrecap.com
Use the pin to access and answer the discussion questions. You may type or video record your responses.
Here in the final question students are asked to create a video presentation using a paper slide show to answer the final question.
As you can see, by using letsrecap, teachers are able to combine presentation of knowledge content standards with other standards in a fun collaborative way for students to demonstrate their understanding, that does not require the development of a major project.
Professional Development Workshop
In this example participants respond to a question after exploring resources through a journey. Here we can see how participants are able to respond to the question and read the responses of others before debriefing with the whole group.
Here were a couple of examples of how you could use letsrecap to enhance learning. Please comment and share examples of how you're using letsrecap to transform education in your world.