Yesterday I tried a new version of the Physical Web using only post-it notes (coloured) and white board markers. Each group of students was given a discussion question that they were to dissect, discuss and,then, debate the pros and cons. A final segment of this activity was to present their "thinking" to the class.
In an effort to engage the students more deeply in this activity, I asked each group to build a Physical Web of their ideas.
After each group worked on their question, they then presented the Physical Web to the whole class, who walked around to each table.
It was a roaring success! Students really seemed to enjoy the process. They liked being able to get up and move around. The discussion within the group flowed quick and deeply. Students commented that they finally understood what we were talking about!