Students were then given the opportunity to spend some time exploring online to discover the definition of the word. There were quite a few that felt empowered and worked together to pull their resources to create their own definition. These students were also led down a rabbit trail of exploration learning ever step of the way more about bridges and how they are made as a result.
Near the end of the class period, I Chrome-casted this Google Drawing that was shared on the blogs of the students in this group. They were able to share what they found with the whole class, and the confidence they had was amazing. This is definitely something that I will be encouraging my classes to do in the future.