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Deb avery thinking with technology

  1. 1. Thinking with Technology Intel’s Thinking Tools
  2. 2. The Thinking with Technology Course <ul><li>Learn about different Thinking Theories </li></ul><ul><li>Create a teacher Workspace where you set up thinking tool exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Create a project incorporating the Thinking Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Create Assessments using the Intel Assessment site </li></ul>
  3. 3. Thinking with Technology Tools <ul><li>Visual Ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing Reason </li></ul><ul><li>Showing Evidence </li></ul>
  4. 4. On Line Tools <ul><li>Work only when connected to Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can set up projects </li></ul><ul><li>Stored on Intel data base </li></ul><ul><li>Can be accessed from any computer which is on line </li></ul><ul><li>Require Flash to run the tools </li></ul>
  5. 5. Visual Ranking
  6. 6. <ul><li>&quot;The exercise of ordering your favourites…ranking one a level higher than another, and then articulating why you chose the way you did-requires a depth and clarity of consideration and comparison that inspires richer appreciation and enjoyment.&quot; Michael J. Gelb, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is ranking? <ul><li>Making Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Putting things in order from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best to worst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most important to least important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favourite to least favourite </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simple Ranking exercises </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parachute debate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favourite restaurants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worst villain in TV soaps </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What makes Visual Ranking different from any other type of ranking exercise? <ul><li>It is visual </li></ul><ul><li>It is electronic </li></ul><ul><li>It allows for articulation of the reasons behind your choices </li></ul><ul><li>It can be saved in different versions and revisited any time </li></ul>
  9. 10. http://educate.intel.com/en/ThinkingTools/VisualRanking/ <ul><li>Teacher ID = averyd </li></ul><ul><li>Student ID = conf1 </li></ul><ul><li>Password = intel </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Which Extreme Sport is the most fun?”” </li></ul><ul><li>http://educate.intel.com/en/ThinkingTools/VisualRanking/ </li></ul>
  10. 11. Encouraging Higher Order Thinking <ul><li>Work in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate each ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Reach consensus </li></ul><ul><li>Justify your choices </li></ul><ul><li>Compare with other groups </li></ul>
  11. 12. How do you use it in a classroom? <ul><li>Brainstorm and then create a list to rank </li></ul><ul><li>Make a rank list as an introduction to a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Make a rank list to help learners process data they have gathered </li></ul>
  12. 13. Where do you find it? <ul><li>http://educate.intel.com/en/thinkingtools/Visualranking/ </li></ul>
  13. 14. Seeing Reason
  14. 15. <ul><li>Students use higher-order thinking skills when they analyze cause and effect. </li></ul>
  15. 16. The Seeing Reason Tool <ul><li>CAUSAL MAPPING </li></ul><ul><li>Maps CAUSE and EFFECT relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students analyse complex systems eg </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If x happens then y will happen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a was caused by b </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What caused z to happen ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are a and x linked in any way? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. http://educate.intel.com/en/ThinkingTools/SeeingReason/ <ul><li>Teacher ID = averyd </li></ul><ul><li>Student ID = conf1 </li></ul><ul><li>Password = intel </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Effective Learning?” </li></ul><ul><li>http://educate.intel.com/en/ThinkingTools/SeeingReason/ </li></ul>
  17. 19. Higher order thinking skills <ul><li>Collaborative work </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of complex systems </li></ul><ul><li>Categorisation </li></ul><ul><li>Precise use of language to describe precise situations </li></ul>
  18. 20. Where do you find it? <ul><li>http://educate.intel.com/en/ThinkingTools/SeeingReason </li></ul>
  19. 21. Showing Evidence
  20. 22. <ul><li>&quot;People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.&quot; Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) English writer </li></ul>
  21. 23. The Showing Evidence Tool <ul><li>Tool to develop argument </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Making decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Helps learners to construct well-reasoned arguments supported by evidence, using a visual framework </li></ul>
  22. 25. The Hypothesis/Claim <ul><li>The most dangerous sports are not “extreme sports” but South Africa’s two national sports, Rugby and Soccer. </li></ul>
  23. 26. <ul><li>Extreme Sports are usually well regulated and have stringent safety measures in place. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular sports, however, are played by large numbers of players, often young players, often without supervision and safety measures. </li></ul><ul><li>This often leads to injury and fatality. </li></ul>
  24. 27. Aspects of the Tool <ul><li>Learners rate the quality of the evidence </li></ul>
  25. 28. <ul><li>Learners decide if it supports the evidence or not, and how strong its support is </li></ul>
  26. 30. http://educate.intel.com/en/ThinkingTools/ShowingEvidence/ <ul><li>Teacher ID = averyd </li></ul><ul><li>Team ID = conf1 </li></ul><ul><li>Password = intel </li></ul><ul><li>“ Is Extreme the same as Dangerous?” </li></ul><ul><li>http://educate.intel.com/en/ThinkingTools/ShowingEvidence </li></ul>
  27. 31. Higher Order Thinking Skills <ul><li>Constructing an argument </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis – analysing evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation – of data and sources </li></ul><ul><li>Making decisions – using the ranking of the evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesis – creating your own knowledge </li></ul>
  28. 32. Using this tool in the classroom <ul><li>Teacher creates a Claim (hypothesis) and learners find evidence to prove/disprove it </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher provides evidence and learners create a claim for one side or other of the argument </li></ul><ul><li>Learners are given a topic area and create the claim and find evidence </li></ul>
  29. 33. Where do you find it? <ul><li>http://educate.intel.com/en/ThinkingTools/ShowingEvidence </li></ul>
  30. 34. The Thinking with Technology Course <ul><li>One of the Intel stable offered by Schoolnet </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Dezlin at [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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