Suggested time: 30 min.
You’re going to use a hexagon for each thought or problem that you download. Hexagons are great for showing themes and concepts because they can connect in so many different ways. Just as thoughts connect in our heads, you can physically connect your team's thoughts with hexagons.
Follow these steps
Step 1: Prepare
Before you begin, prepare sticky hexagons using the Hexagonal sticky note template. Set the class timer for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Begin
Think of one fact, issue, problem or piece of information from your context. Write it on a hexagon.
Step 3: Continue
Write another on a hexagon. Keep going and flowing!
Step 4: Read team's hexagons
When the timer goes, read your whole team's hexagons.
Step 5: Set timer
Set the class timer for another 5 minutes.
Step 6: Arrange
Place your hexagons on the large sheet of paper.
Step 7: Connect concepts
As a team, connect two hexagons that you think are related. Now connect other hexagons.
Step 8: Discuss connections
Discuss each connection or change you make. You can connect hexagons as chains, trees, star formations or blobs! Think of your separate collections as “themes”.