Students were divided into groups of four and they decided who would serve in what role:
Helps find information to include in the handshake
Must have strong leadership skills and be able to pull the group together and keep everyone on topic
Helps find images to use in the slide that represent Nepal
Oversees the design and technical creation and sharing of the slide
Here are all five that were created:
The fourth grater voted as a class which one should be sent on to the other participating students. Here is the winner slide, turned into a jigsaw puzzle poll. Do you think the other students will be able to guess where we are from?
Teacher reflections: Our fourth graders started the handshake activities with uncertainty and curiosity. As they started creating the Google slides for handshake activities, they learned to collaborate, design, research and also show leadership skills. They were very engaging and eager to work in their group. The students also enjoyed playing the handshake puzzles that was created by students of other countries.