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mjpm
06-11-08, 06:02 PM
I have to do a project on ADHD and I've finished the writing part, but I have to create an activity thing about it and I'm not really sure about it.

"B- Design an activity that will develop your topic/skill."

I'm not really sure what that means, I have an idea but I still don't have a clue what I could do... how do you develop ADHD? I guess meaning progress but I still not sure because in the writing thing I had to give five strategies to make attention/working easier but how would I do an activity? any ideas?


Thanks, Megan

theta
06-11-08, 06:37 PM
"B- Design an activity that will develop your topic/skill."



Like some classroom demonstration or something the class does with you?

Sounds like some buzz words your English teacher learn at some conference.

google search of "Design an activity that will develop your topic"

http://coe.sdsu.edu/people/jmora/pages/4X4Guidelines.htm

Select or design an activity to help you visualize a framework or schema to address the questions above.

It was likely demonstrated to your teacher at a conference and she assume her jargon translates into common knowledge.

Maybe she got the terminology from some Tony Robbins like self-help seminar.

http://www.skagitwatershed.org/~donclark/leader/icebreak.html

For the following activities, it often helps to break the group into couples or trios. The smaller groups allow for more discussion

Thats a good idea first step break the class into groups. :)

Have one person in each group act as they have ADHD. They will undoubtedly be ruthless. You then should at the top of your voice shout " ..you people are ridiculous!...have you listen to one word i have made about ADHD you have your bigoted preconceived notions about ADHD that are totally wrong......cry....teacher hugs you....class says there sorry...teacher says "everyone thank Megan for that great report"...claps....Teacher gives Megan A.

prtsimmons
06-11-08, 06:58 PM
Here's my idea: Get your small groups to simulate ADHD for the people who don't have it. Get a person to stand in the center of the group while 3 people tell them what to do at once, another person plays music, and the fifth person is playing with a puppy. Then get the teacher to ask them math or history questions while all the other stuff is going on.

Just a suggestion (not a very serious one), but something to think about...

ah09087
06-11-08, 07:05 PM
I like what prtsimmons said

TygerSan
06-15-08, 09:43 PM
I know these have been mentioned before, but here are some simulations of what ADHD is like: Maybe you could use some of them?

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/attention.html

I think there's also a video series "Fat City" or something that is similar.