Homework the previous night was to record the genre of the next 25 songs they listened to. I showed ’em how to sort their songs by “Last Played” in iTunes.
They came back the next day and I had them tally up their genres, again, building stacked bars of their music preferences. Everyone used the same color/genre legends and we posted a long strip of music preferences on the back wall.
For reasons I can’t quite recall, I had them come up to my laptop at the front and punch their preferences into a GoogleDocs spreadsheet also. Makes me sound like some School 2.0 badass but I didn’t do anything with it that I can remember.
I did beat it into them over and over again how cool it was we could draw conclusions about our class’ preferences at a quick glance.