Giving students assignments that are color coded gives me the opportunity to quickly assess their progress. As I walk around the classroom to help students, or as I manage my class from my classroom management software at my desk, I can see the following:
- Who is rapidly working through the work.
- Who is struggling to get through the work.
- Who is stuck on a particular slide or concept.
- Over half the class is on the green slide. Maybe now is a good time to clarify the green slide.
There are many ways I embed this color coding strategy into my activities:
- Rainbow color scheme as shown above
- Use one color that fades or gets darker as the slides go on.
- Color code a feature that is repeated throughout the slides (table, directions, diagram, etc)
- If there's not an obvious feature of your slides that repeats, add in clip art that can have different colors on each slide as seen below.