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Technology Themed Get To Know You Activity

Use this technology themed get to know you activity to help students build classroom community and find out more about each other.

 

Use this technology themed get to know you activity to help students build classroom community and find out more about each other.

This year I wanted to do a technology themed get-to-know-you activity with my students that fit my technology-themed classroom. I searched Pinterest and online blogs and could not find an idea that suited my theme. 

Then a week before school it came to me – I’ll have my students decorate old LPs (records) with their photo and magazine cutouts that represent them. 

Many of my students had never seen an LP before, and they loved cutting out items that represented them. In previous years, I have had students decorate paper bags, but this idea seemed so much cooler and engaging for middle school students. 

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A technology themed art lesson using old records and magazine cut outs.
This is my example for the students.

Materials Needed:
white glue
paint brushes to push the glue onto the paper – you could also try these types of foam brushes
-a variety of magazines and glossy flyers
scissors
-old records (can be found at most thrift stores for free or cheap)
zipper seal bags to keep cutouts safe between classes 

To extend this activity

  • have the students choose five items they glued to their LP and explain in writing why they chose to put them on their record and how this item is important to their lives. 
  • have students present their records formally to the class in a presentation format or informally during a class meeting
  • have students mingle around the classroom and classify themselves into pairs, triads and groups based on the items they glued to their LPs. This helps students think critically about the types of groups they could make: interests, colours, photo type etc. 

 

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