The Explore Explain Apply framework allows for multiple opportunities for students to receive feedback and to create checkpoints throughout the lesson. With a student task in each section teachers can provide valuable feedback for students before they get to to the final apply section.
Explore student task:
Add instructions, guiding questions, or expectations for their exploration.
Have students respond in a text box. An icon such as a pencil lets students know they are expected to type something.
Explain student task:
Post learning expectations for students.
Will they take notes? Possibly share their thinking digitally or on paper? A 3-2-1 reflection would work for this.
Give students feedback during this task either digitally or in person. Possibly give students the opportunity to give feedback to one another as well.
Apply student task:
Include expectations for student creations. This could include due dates, links to rubrics, and instructions for turning work in. Give students feedback during this task either digitally or in person. Possibly give students the opportunity to give feedback to one another as well.
Possible resources: Include a link to a Show What you know BINGO board and have students share their work on Flipgrid, Wakelet or in a collaborative slides presentation. Students can give feedback to one another by using the commenting feature in Padlet and slides or by recording a response in Flipgrid.
A note about sharing: You can end your lesson with the apply section, however, adding the extra step and having students share their work with one another or even with others outside of your classroom helps create an authentic audience. Possible resources for sharing: