EDU 590: Week 6 CHAPTER 9: Indentifying Similarities and Differences “Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works.”by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, Matt Kuhn and Kim Malenoski Central Michigan University
Chapter Nine – Indentifying Similarities and Differences Planning Question: Suggested Technology:Which Strategies Will Help 3. Word Processing Applications Students 4. Spreadsheet Software Practice, Review, and 5. Organizing & Brainstorming Apply Learning? Software Learning 6. Data Collection Tools Strategies: Indentifying Similarities and Differences
Chapter Nine – Indentifying Similarities and DifferencesIndentifying Similarities andDifferences: McREL’s research supports the following generalizations:•Present students with explicit guidance in identifying.•Should be identified individually.•Represent similarities anddifferences in a graphic orsymbolic form. Image Curtsey of Microsoft Clipart and Media
Chapter Nine – Indentifying Similarities and DifferencesIdentifying Similarities andDifferences: McREL’s Recommendations:3.Teach comparisons, classifying, metaphors, andanalogies.4.Give a model of steps for engaging in the process.5.Use familiar context.6.Use graphics organizers asa visual tool.7.Guide students. Image Curtsey of Microsoft Clipart and Media
Chapter Nine – Indentifying Similarities and Differences Planning Question: Word Processing Applications:Which Strategies Use Microsoft Word Drawing toolbar Will Help to draw diagrams, charts, or other Students templates to illustrate similarities andPractice, Review, differences, ex: Figure 9.1 – 9.3. and Apply ◦ Guide students throughout the process. Learning? ◦ Venn Diagrams can be created but Learning classification tables and templates are the Strategies: best for illustrating in Microsoft Word. Indentifying ◦ Can illustrate to create engaging ananoligies. Similarities and Get pictures from Microsoft ClipArt. Differences
Chapter Nine – Indentifying Similarities and Differences Planning Question: Spreadsheet Software:Which Strategies Spreadsheet software facilitates the Will Help comparison of data. Students ◦ Can input formulas into excel for easyPractice, Review, computing. and Apply ◦ Spreadsheet software can be easily Learning? converted to graphs. Learning ◦ Allows students to visualize trends and Strategies: predict future patterns. Indentifying Similarities and Differences
Chapter Nine – Indentifying Similarities and Differences Planning Question: Organizing andWhich Strategies Brainstorming Software: Will Help Kidspiration and Inspiration help to Students visually portray connections,Practice, Review, classifications, and to experience and Apply Learning? deeper insights about the content. Learning Also for great for students who Strategies: remember facts through nonlinguistic Indentifying representation, they offer hundreds Similarities and of graphics. Differences
Chapter Nine – Indentifying Similarities and Differences Planning Question: Data Collection Tools:Which Strategies Technology is the key to accurate Will Help comparisons. Students A computer interface allows forPractice, Review, easier classification. and Apply Learning? Data can be represented graphically Learning which allows students to interpret Strategies: and predict future outcomes. Indentifying Similarities and Differences
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