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Mindtools artifact

  1. 1. MINDTOOLS<br />A primer on David Jonassen’s<br />Concept of<br />Mindtools<br />
  2. 2. Define Mindtools<br />Mindtools are computer programs that support and enhance the higher order thinking skills in students. Mindtools must go beyond basic fact recall and the ability to make mathematical computations. Mindtools help students think “outside the box”. Mindtools allows students to create and develop ideas and to share those ideas with others electronically. <br />
  3. 3. What are the parts of Mindtools<br />Semantic Modeling<br />Dynamic Modeling<br />Information and Interpretation<br />Knowledge Construction<br />Conversation and Collaboration<br />
  4. 4. Semantic Modeling<br /> The Semantic Modeling Mindtoolallows the user to draw visual maps of concepts connected by lines.<br />An example of semantic networking is Microsoft Word, which has the ability to allow the user to draw visual maps<br />
  5. 5. Dynamic Modeling<br />The Dynamic Modeling Mindtoolis a spreadsheet capable of numerical record keeping designed to replace paper based systems.<br />Microsoft excel is an example of the dynamic modeling mindtool<br />
  6. 6. Information and Interpretation<br />The Information and Interpretation Mindtool is a search engine which locates relevant resources for learners.<br />Google is an example of the information and interpretation mindtool<br />
  7. 7. Knowledge Construction <br />The Knowledge Construction Mindtool allows the user to construct flyers, calendars, brochures, newsletters and other graphics. When learners function as designers, they learn more.<br />Microsoft Publisher is an example of a knowledge construction mindtool<br />
  8. 8. Conversation and Collaboration<br />The Conversation and Collaboration Mindtool. allows for supporting interpersonal exchanges among students collecting information in group problem solving.<br />Instant Messaging is an example of the conversation and collaboration mindtool<br />
  9. 9. Conclusions<br />Mindtools are tools available to students to help them create and develop ideas and to share those ideas electronically. <br /> This is the way ideas will be formed and shared in the 21st century<br /> The ability to collaborate with others is an important aspect of mindtools. <br /> In education; mindtools will assist students and staff in the creative process<br />

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