Some classic activities just won’t work over zoom, but this one is as good online as it is in person. With a few tweaks, you can make your next video conference even more engaging as students experience this fun activity.
Here’s the classic version when you are in person:
- Have students pair up, and sit back to back, looking two different directions.
- One person will have a writing utensil and a piece of paper.
- The other person will have a simple drawing in front of them. (It is fun for everyone to have the same drawing.)
- Give everyone a set amount of time to describe the picture to their partner.
- When time is up, everyone can share, then trade places so everyone gets to draw
Just a couple of tweaks and it’s ready for Zoom:
- Email or text a drawing to one student and have them describe a drawing to the whole group.
- If you are using a platform that does breakout rooms (like Zoom), you can automatically split students into pairs and have one person visit a link to a drawing you put in chat and be the describer.
- Bring students back together if they are in breakout rooms and share the results of your drawings!