Peer to Peer Engagement Activities and LINKS Boxes


What is Padlet and how do I use it? 

Ideas for connecting and engaging were collected from school staff around the state and put into a Padlet by our colleague Amanda Foster from Montcalm ISD. This Padlet is a dynamic repository of resources that will continue to grow. If you have ideas to add to the Padlet, please send to or You can also encourage your students to submit ideas, since ultimately, they are the ones who know what works. 


The LINKS Box is an all in one set of materials for a LINKS teacher to use with her students for an entire month. This includes connection activities, energizer activities, weekly awards, and a materials list. To see what an assembled box looks like, watch the video. Amanda Foster from Montcalm ISD shared this idea with START and created this box. 

LINKS Box - Accompanying Materials 

Back to School LINKS Box

Back to School LINKS Box: This all in one set of materials for a LINKS teacher to use with her students for an entire month for back to school. This printable set includes connection questions, energizers, activities, and weekly awards. This printable also includes a guide on how to print and set up your box if you are giving the box to others.

Virtual LINKS Box

Virtual LINKS Box

The Virtual LINKS Box is a Google Slide presentation that is ready to share with your LINKS group virtually. There are 4 weeks worth of presentations that can be shared via Zoom, Google Meet, or other video meeting tool. This presentation contains connection questions, activities, weekly themes, and challenges. This presentation can be edited to fit your group's needs.

Instructions: Each link below will prompt you to make a copy of the Google Slides presentation and save it to your own Google Drive. By doing so, you will be able to edit the presentation to fit your needs.

Do you have an additional idea for the Padlet or LINKS Boxes? Submit it here: 

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