CHAPTER 9: IdentifyingSimilarities and Differences “Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works.” by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, Matt Kuhn and Kim Malenoski
Chapter Nine - Identifying Similarities and Differences Planning Suggested Technology: Question: 1. Word Processing ApplicationsWhich Strategies 2. Spreadsheet SoftwareWill Help Students 3. Organizing & Brainstorming SoftwarePractice, Review, 4. Data Collection Tools and Apply Learning? Learning Strategies: IdentifyingSimilarities and Differences
Chapter Nine - Identifying Similaritiesand DifferencesIdentifying Similarities and Differences: McREL’s research supports the following generalizations:1. Present students with explicit guidance in identifying.2. Should be identified individually.3. Represent similarities and differences in a graphic or symbolic form. Image Courtesy of Microsoft Clipart and Media
Chapter Nine - Identifying Similaritiesand DifferencesIdentifying Similarities and Differences: McREL’s Recommendations:1. Teach comparisons, classifying, metaphors, and analogies.2. Give a model of steps for engaging in the process.3. Use familiar context.4. Use graphics organizers as a visual tool.5. Guide students. Image Courtesy of Microsoft Clipart and Media
Chapter Nine - Identifying Similarities and Differences Planning Word Processing Applications: Question: Use Microsoft Word Drawing toolbar toWhich Strategies draw diagrams, charts, or otherWill Help Students templates to illustrate similarities andPractice, Review, differences, ex: Figure 9.1 – 9.3. and Apply ● Guide students throughout the process. ● Venn Diagrams can be created but Learning? classification tables and templates are the Learning best for illustrating in Microsoft Word. Strategies: ● Can illustrate to create engaging analogies. ○ Get pictures from Microsoft ClipArt. IdentifyingSimilarities and Differences
Chapter Nine - Identifying Similarities and Differences Planning Spreadsheet Software: Question: ● Spreadsheet software facilitates theWhich Strategies comparison of data.Will Help Students ○ Can input formulas into excel for easyPractice, Review, computing. and Apply ○ Spreadsheet software can be easily converted to graphs. Learning? ○ Allows students to visualize trends and Learning predict future patterns. Strategies: IdentifyingSimilarities and Differences
Chapter Nine - Identifying Similarities and Differences Planning Organizing and Brainstorming Question: Software:Which Strategies ● Kidspiration and Inspiration help toWill Help Students visually portray connections,Practice, Review, classifications, and to experience and Apply deeper insights about the content. Learning? ● Also for great for students who Learning remember facts through nonlinguistic Strategies: representation, they offer hundreds of graphics. IdentifyingSimilarities and Differences
Chapter Nine - Identifying Similarities and Differences Planning Data Collection Tools: Question: ● Technology is the key to accurateWhich Strategies comparisons.Will Help Students ● A computer interface allows forPractice, Review, easier classification. and Apply ● Data can be represented Learning? graphically which allows students to Learning interpret and predict future outcomes. Strategies: IdentifyingSimilarities and Differences
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