Sortify: Instruments Discussion Starters

Use these Sortify Discussion Starters to help students reflect on their learning during and after the Sortify: Instruments game, and expand the discussion to how game play relates to real life.

  • What strategies did you use when choosing your bin labels?

  • How did you decide which bin to place your tiles in when there was more than one option?

  • Did you use the Peek at Tiles tab during game play? How did that help you increase your score?

  • How are the instruments in a world region bin (African, Asian, etc.) alike? Different?
  • Which tiles were the most difficult to sort? Why?

  • Were there any bin labels that were confusing to you? How did you figure it out?

  • What are some other ways your tiles could have been sorted?

  • If you could create 5 additional tiles to include in the game, what would they be?
  • What other genres of music would work as bin labels for this set of tiles?