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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.

Classroom Instruction

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 informati