3-12, Critical Thinking

Whatzit Tic-Tac-Toe for Reflection

UPDATE 5/10/2022: For more End-of-Year activities, visit this post from 2022. You can also see the questions I used for Whatzit Tic-Tac-Toe during our reflection by going to #5 in the feedback suggestions on this post.

To continue this week’s theme of year-end activities to use with students, I want to remind you of this blog post from 2016. We used “Whatzit Tic-Tac-Toe” quite a bit in my class to analyze and synthesize learning, and the open-ended prompts work very well for an end-of-year reflection for upper elementary students. The game comes from Critical Squares: Games of Critical Thinking and Understanding, a book written by Shari Tishman and Albert Andrade for Harvard’s Project Zero, but you can see what the Tic-Tac-Toe game looks like if you go to page 24 at this link. I explain how I used it for reflection in my 2016 blog post, but you will probably find that you can modify it for lots of curriculum ideas. It’s one more way you can still learn and have fun once the year begins to wind down.

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