top of page
Image by Markus Winkler

Jigsaw Activities

Jigsaw activities are a cornerstone of active learning, designed to foster peer-to-peer education and break the monotony of traditional lectures. During Jigsaws, students are divided into small groups to master specific topics. After preparation, they reassemble in new groups to teach their peers, ensuring a dynamic exchange of ideas. I have found this method is particularly effective in neuroscience, where diverse examples and complex content benefit from varied perspectives.

I rely on jigsaw activities to cover repetitive material without losing student interest and quality videos are a vital component of this strategy. Below, you'll find a list of topics I've explored through jigsaws and the corresponding videos I've employed.

College Classroom

Jigsaw Design

How to run a Jigsaw

01

Small Groups

Before class, students are split into groups and each group watches an assigned video(s).

03

Student Teaching

Students then mix and match to explain their video to a new group of students who all had different topics

02

Group Agreement

In class, students meet with their group to go over the video, make sure everyone is on the same page and understand key takeaways. 

04

Class Review

I quickly go over the main takeaways for each topic with the class as a whole

Topics

Collection of videos to run Jigsaw activities on the following topics

Breakdowns of the 5 glial cells in the nervous system

Narcolepsy, Jetlag, and the neuroscience of sleep disruptions

EEG, fMRI, and other methods for imaging the brain

Covering the classic neurotransmitters

TMS, DBS, and other methods for changing the activity of the brain

Various stories and examples related to the neuroscience of movement

DALL·E 2024-04-27 13.25.34 - Create a background image in a 16_7 aspect ratio that feature
DALL·E 2024-04-28 07.24.12 - Visualize a tranquil bedroom scene emphasizing elements that
Sleep Disorders

JL

Jet Lag

Video 1

03

Narcolepsy

Video 1

SW

Sleep Walking

Video 1           Video 2

RLS

Restless Leg Syndrome

Video 1           Video 2

DALL·E 2024-04-27 08.41.25 - Create an image in a 16_7 aspect ratio, mirroring the style o
DALL·E 2024-04-28 07.10.34 - Create a subtle, monochrome background image for a website se
Picture2.png
DALL·E 2024-04-27 09.45.13 - Create a background image entirely composed of faint, sketch-
Neuroimaging

Created with BioRender.com

Neuro-Perturbation

Created with BioRender.com

motor.png
Movement Stories

PD

Parkinson's Disease

Video 1         Video 2

Pro

Proprioception

Video 1

ALS

ALS

Video 1         Video 2

ATH

Athletic Progress

Video 1

ML

Motor Learning

Video 1         Video 2

bottom of page