Graphic Organizers/Mind MapsMake Student Understanding ExplicitVisual LearnerAids FocusUse as Scaffolding – support to help students make connections Tools Bubbl.us Mindomo Spiderscribe Mindmeister
Simple, Short Strategies• Diigo Annotations• LiveBinder
Long Term - Student Choice• Choice Board• Total 10 Board
Layered Curriculum• The C Layer is the basic layer of competency and reflects what all students must do. If students successfully complete the tasks required in the C Layer, they earn a C grade. These activities typically ask students to collect factual information.• The B Layer provides students with the opportunity to apply, manipulate, and play with the information they gathered while completing the C Layer activities. Students who successfully complete the C and B Layers can earn a B grade.• The A Layer asks students to think critically about an issue. It consists of questions that ask students to analyze a topic. frequently, no right or wrong answer exists. Students who successfully complete C, B, and A Layers can earn an A grade.
Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy• Blooms verbs and technologies
Cubing• Describe it: Look at the subject closely (perhaps with your physical senses as well as your mind).• Compare it: What is it similar to? What is it different from?• Associate it; What does it make you think of? What comes to your mind when you think of it? Perhaps people? Places? Things? Feelings? Let your mind go and see what feelings you have for the subject.• Analyze it: Tell how it is made. What are it is traits and attributes?• Apply it: Tell what you can do with it. How can it be used?• Argue for or against: Take a stand. Use any kind of reasoning you want-logical, silly, anywhere in between.