Using technology for Higher Order Thinking

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PRS is a classroom rsponse system that allows teachers to engage with all students at the same time. It is a motivational tool as well as one that demands interaction from all students, allowing the …

PRS is a classroom rsponse system that allows teachers to engage with all students at the same time. It is a motivational tool as well as one that demands interaction from all students, allowing the teacher to optimize classroom learning

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  • Welcome, Below your seat you will find what is known as a clicker. It is part of the PRS system that is wired into that computer Just like “Ask the audience” I will be, well asking the audience. For your responses. My able assistant here will brief you on how you can enter an answer. (Jenny- Demonstrate) Move on.

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  • 1. Using Technology to support Higher Order Thinking Skills by Simon Evans
  • 2. The Video
    • How many passes are made with the two balls?
  • 3. What is Higher Order Thinking?
    • De Bono’s hats
    • Bloom’s Taxonomy
    • Multi- Intelligences
  • 4. Bloom’s Taxonomy
    • Knowledge
    • Comprehension
    • Application
    • Analysis
    • Synthesis
    • Evaluation
    Remember Understand Apply Analyse Evaluate Create
    • Move On
    • Consider
  • 5. Bloom’s Taxonomy Remember Understand Apply Analyse Evaluate Create Show what they can retrieve from long term memory Make connections to new learning, give examples, predicting, finding patterns Following a procedure to complete a task. Breaking a task into parts and show how the parts relate to each other Identifying problems, judging, comparison with reasoning Produce original ideas or detailed plans.
  • 6. Match the activity
    • Find another book with a friendship theme
    • Draw a flowchart of the digestive system
    • How are the characters in these two stories similar?
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of this game?
  • 7. Match the activity
    • Write 2 different dramatic skits about the term ‘buyer beware’
    • Design a cartoon character who saves water
    • Write a new ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
    • Design unusual puppets for this story
  • 8. Match the activity
    • Compare and contrast these toys
    • Find as many common links between these events as you can
    • What if Little Red Riding Hood carried a mobile phone.
    • What outcomes is this advertisement trying to achieve?
  • 9. What is PRS?
    • True or False
    • Multiple choice
    • Short answer
  • 10. Why PRS? Anonymity Autonomy Speed of response Visualisation of the understanding of the class or group. Classroom management
  • 11. Your Task
    • Design as a group some questions, 3 or 4 perhaps that could be used in your subject area.
    • Focus on the different levels of Bloom’s and the fact that you want to use the PRS.
  • 12. PRS www.sitechclickers.wikispaces.com www.educatingthedragon.edublogs.org [email_address]