What small group activities can instructional designers and teachers use to generate ideas and promote participation? The University of Waterloo's Centre for Teaching Excellence suggests seven small-group activities:
In addition, post-it notes are a helpful tool to promote idea generation. Post-It.com offers some creative suggestions.
Once ideas have been created and organized, groups have to work together to reach a consensus on the best idea. One method to accomplish this objective is Dot Voting, also known as Sticker Voting.
For anyone interested, I have a personal blog titled My Journey to Know the Savior where I share reflections about Jesus Christ.