This activity is a great kickoff for the new year--it will help you learn more about your students and their knowledge of the new technology.
Before the Activity
The first activity that should be done is to have students log on to NavNet. Some of the key features should be highlighted to the class. Some Quick Polls can be used to entertain or to get to know the class. If you would like to keep some information about your students or your class, a LearningCheck™ could be done. I have created a short one that serves my own purposes. You could ask about the number of pets owned, their hobby interests, or anything you like. If you wish to do some data collection, you should use the Activity Center instead.
During the Activity
The second part of the activity encourages the students to use their technology at home, with TI Connect™. I have attached a short activity for students in an algebra class to go home and Screen Capture.
After the Activity
Review student results:
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary