When the Grade 9’s Outsmart me (again)

The hazards of insisting students do what works for them in terms of choosing their own tools became a reality for me today. The network went down and so I asked them to draw the WHMIS symbols into their notes while I quickly formulated Plan B. On cue, half the class takes out their iPods or phones, take a picture of the symbols into evernote and say “done!”. Well then… I can’t argue with that. I would have done the exact same thing. So, instead, its time to quiz your elbow partner on what the symbols mean… Have a group discussion on how they are different from household product symbols. I just need five minutes to put plan B for today into action…  🙂

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