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 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.
  • Using technology for Higher Order Thinking

    1. 1. Using Technology to support Higher Order Thinking Skills by Simon Evans
    2. 2. The Video <ul><li>How many passes are made with the two balls? </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Higher Order Thinking? <ul><li>De Bono’s hats </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom’s Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Multi- Intelligences </li></ul>
    4. 4. Bloom’s Taxonomy <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesis </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>Remember Understand Apply Analyse Evaluate Create <ul><li>Move On </li></ul><ul><li>Consider </li></ul>
    5. 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. 6. Match the activity <ul><li>Find another book with a friendship theme </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a flowchart of the digestive system </li></ul><ul><li>How are the characters in these two stories similar? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the advantages and disadvantages of this game? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Match the activity <ul><li>Write 2 different dramatic skits about the term ‘buyer beware’ </li></ul><ul><li>Design a cartoon character who saves water </li></ul><ul><li>Write a new ending to Little Red Riding Hood. </li></ul><ul><li>Design unusual puppets for this story </li></ul>
    8. 8. Match the activity <ul><li>Compare and contrast these toys </li></ul><ul><li>Find as many common links between these events as you can </li></ul><ul><li>What if Little Red Riding Hood carried a mobile phone. </li></ul><ul><li>What outcomes is this advertisement trying to achieve? </li></ul>
    9. 9. What is PRS? <ul><li>True or False </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple choice </li></ul><ul><li>Short answer </li></ul>
    10. 10. Why PRS? Anonymity Autonomy Speed of response Visualisation of the understanding of the class or group. Classroom management
    11. 11. Your Task <ul><li>Design as a group some questions, 3 or 4 perhaps that could be used in your subject area. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the different levels of Bloom’s and the fact that you want to use the PRS. </li></ul>
    12. 12. PRS [email_address]
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