My Spin on the Iron Chef Eduprotocol
I am a big fan of Eduprotocols. If you are not familiar with this innovative and engaging way of infusing technology and pedagogy together, then I recommend that you check out the Eduprotocols website.
- UDL-friendly and provide accessible and flexible options for ALL students!
- Student centered and increase student engagement
- Collaborative in nature
I have written about several different protocols in the past, such as the Getting to Know You Frayer Model and the Sketch and Tell Bumper Sticker.
Iron Chef Eduprotocol
The Iron Chef Eduprotocol is a lot of fun because it provides students with an opportunity to research and collaborate on a slideshow. Students are assigned a slide and have ten minutes to complete it. They have ten minutes to add facts from a text, video, or website, as well as an image and "special" ingredient. The special ingredient is what makes this item "special" in comparison to the other items discussed in the presentation. At the end of ten minutes, students will present their findings to the class!
If you want to read more about this protocol, click here.
I created a very basic version of the protocol using the three branches of the US government. Each student is assigned a slide containing a branch and a resource that I would like them to explore. Here is an example of how each slide is organized. You will notice that I included at least one hyperlink for students to explore. This is a helpful scaffold to ensure that students will meet the 10 minute time period.
I added my own "spin" to this Eduprotocol. If students have time, they will complete the final slide, which shares one commonality, one difference, and one purpose for each branch. This portion of the activity is a great way for students to synthesize information and understand the relationships between each item.
Would you like to see the entire Eduprotocol in action? Check out my Google Slides presentation.
Matt Bergman (2021)