This is a product by Dione. As a Talented and Gifted Educator, different strategies are used to engage the students. This activity is called Give One, Get One and is used as an activating/opening strategy. For this activity, the students write three facts about the new topic. Ex. History of Europe Then, each student is allowed to walk around the room to "collaborate" with others by giving a fact and receiving a fact. Each student will repeat this process until his/her paper is complete. Next, the teacher will have the students share some of the facts they were able to elicit.
This activity allows the students to collaborate among themselves, but it really gives the teacher the opportunity to assess the prior knowledge of the students before starting a new topic. Also, this activity can be used in reverse and be used as a closing activity after studying a topic.