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Thinking maps complete ppt good for teachers

  1. 1. Thinking Maps Make Learning H.O.T.! Presentation created by Nicole M. Williams (Power Up Learning!)
  2. 2. WELCOME! friends and familyInternational travel Director of Curriculum and Instruction/ Assistant Principal @ Nelson et: rite P s I Favo onkey s- r S ea M 12-yea Trained Thinking Maps Trainer t rais ed a ld o Ms. ms Loves to Travel Willia Self-proclaimed Tech Diva Thinks I was a Rio-born Brazilian in a former life Second year as a part of the UNO Charter Network Team Ida B. Wells- Barnett Student Council/ JROTC/LUBSU
  3. 3. Do Now!Using my Circle Map as a model, create a circle map that tells your story! Don’t forget your frame of reference! nced you have influe ople that Things/Pe Things that te ll something about you me Yo u r Na
  4. 4. One hundred NOLA freshman
  5. 5. By Eleventh Grade
  6. 6. By the end of twelfth grade
  7. 7. Actually enter college
  8. 8. Earn a four-year college degree
  9. 9. There are a number ofobstacles that influence teaching & learning. High poverty Lack of resources Disengaged students High-stakes testing Limited time to address curriculum
  10. 10. can help
  11. 11. The only tool you’ll use in the class...NO T!
  12. 12. Tree Map Bubble Map Classification Describing Double Bubble Circle Map MapDefining in Context Comparing and Constrasting Flow Map Brace Map Sequencing Seeing Analogies Multi-Flow Map Brace Map Part-Whole Cause and Effect Relationships Each map is aligned to a way that the brain processes information!
  13. 13. “If you wanted to create an educationenvironment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you would probablydesign something like a classroom.” Brain Rules, Page 5
  14. 14. 12 brain rules ok at w e’ll lo ur e, fo les onru ten a nd
  15. 15. brain rule 1
  16. 16. rule oneExercise boosts brain power!
  17. 17. but...
  18. 18. classroom lectur e hall
  19. 19. some of the most“anti-brain” environments! according to Dr. Medina
  20. 20. Why is exercise so H.O.T.?
  21. 21. “Exercise acts directly on the molecularmachinery of the brain itself. It increasesneurons creation, survival and resistance to damage and stress.” Dr. John Medina
  22. 22. brain rule 4
  23. 23. rule four We don’t payattention to boring things.
  24. 24. “The brain pays attention to patterns. Remembers something we’ve seenbefore, like quicksand, is an evolutionary trait.” Dr. John Medina
  25. 25. the NEURON bump Cell body converts Synapse sends Dendrites gather Axon transports chemicals to electrical chemical back intochemicals in brain fluid electrical charge charge brain fluid
  26. 26. the brain gameNeurons that fire together get wired together. That is what a pattern is!
  27. 27. IRSYMCAWTFIBMLOLFBI
  28. 28. IRSYMCAWTFIBMLOLFBI
  29. 29. brain rule 10
  30. 30. rule tenVision trumps all other senses.
  31. 31. we are incredible at remembering pictures
  32. 32. 80% of all information that Eric Jensencomes into our brain is visual.
  33. 33. Recognition soars with picturesVarious studies show that recognition doubles for a picture as compared to a piece of text. pictures only text only
  34. 34. Dual-Coding Theory
  35. 35. Dual-Coding Theory knowledge is stored in two formslinguistic form non-linguistic form
  36. 36. When you think of Thinking Maps, think of me...
  37. 37. Let my big eyes remind you that vision is the1 dominant sense of humans. Let my silky green skin remind you that the human brain is2 wired to notice differences and patterns. Let my cuteness remind3 you that humans hate boring!
  38. 38. Why It Matters...
  39. 39. When students own the work, you change the paradigm within the classroom!
  40. 40. What drives attention? ion MeaEmot ning
  41. 41. If only they would use their powers for good...
  42. 42. Tree Map Bubble Map Classification Describing Double Bubble Circle Map MapDefining in Context Comparing and Constrasting WE’LL DIVE DEEP INTO THE MAPS! Flow Map Brace Map Sequencing Seeing Analogies Multi-Flow Map Brace Map Part-Whole Cause and Effect Relationships LET’S WALK THROUGH THE EIGHT MAPS!
  43. 43. Circle MapDefining in Context
  44. 44. Bubble MapDescribing Qualities `
  45. 45. Double Bubble Map Comparing and Constrasting
  46. 46. Tree Map Classifying
  47. 47. Brace MapPart-Whole Relationships
  48. 48. Bridge MapSeeing Analogies as relating factor
  49. 49. Make push sure to for d think eepe rusing ing when the M aps!
  50. 50. Flow Map Sequencing
  51. 51. Multi-Flow Map Cause and Effect
  52. 52. When they put it all together...
  53. 53. The Frame of ReferenceHow do you know that you know?
  54. 54. Now It’s Your Turn Create Home Groups! HOME HOME 2 3 2 3 1 4 1 4 HOME HOME 2 3 2 3 1 4 1 4
  55. 55. Expert Groups Assignments for Jigsaw! Pages 30-35 Pages 42-47 Pages 36-41 Pages 54-59
  56. 56. Now It’s Your TurnNow let’s Jigsaw our way through ‘em! Bubble Double-Bubble 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 Tree Flow 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 4
  57. 57. Directions for your Expert Groups Have a general discussion about the Thinking Map you will be1 teaching. Discuss the ways you might be able to use this map with the grade level and/or content you teach. Make sure everyone in your group can draw the Map and name the2 thought process the map represents.3 As a group, decide on the 4 or 5 details you need to include when you teach your Home Group this map. Finally to make sure that you understand your Thinking Map, create an original application that you can use as an example4 when you teach your Home Group. Everyone in your Expert Group should draw and use the same map idea as an example.
  58. 58. GET TO WORK, EXPERTS! You have ten minutes!
  59. 59. 5 MINUTES LEFT! Make sure that you understand your Thinking Map and that you create one original applicationthat you can use as an example!
  60. 60. TIME’S UP! TEACH LIKE YOUR HAIR’S ON FIRE!Return to “Home” Assign a Take Notes! Teach the Maps groups timekeeper 5 min ea.
  61. 61. Let’s Dive Deep
  62. 62. Let’s use authentic texts to help us practice our map skills!
  63. 63. Use your Expert Group Roles to complete a taskCreate a Who Am I mystery game using three Create a story map using characters from The Korean Cinderella The Korean Cinderella Compare The Korean Cinderella to Create a story map sequencing the events of Disney’s Cinderella. The Korean Cinderella
  64. 64. Share Out!
  65. 65. Power Up Learning!Use your Resources to Enhance Teacher Practice handout to further you knowledge and view more samples of Thinking Maps.
  66. 66. Image Credits! Thinking Maps Logo http://www.thinkingmaps.com/imgFiles/imLogoHome.png Brace (pg. ) http://www.clker.com/cliparts/2/1/3/a/11949844971635588593large_braces.svg_amos_01.svg.med.png Neuron (pg. ) http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.79750388.jpg Brain Rules(pg. )http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT6-IDmW9FFmcKMJRXzyeCCrHAMH_wzyf5et01NLpzDjf6S9foK_A Brain Firing (pg. )http://media.personalmba.com/post-images/brain-rules.jpg ShamWow Cartoon (pg. http://media.moddb.com/images/members/1/382/381761/shamwow_3.jpg Tired Teacher (pg. http://d3b9cwalzc5eko.cloudfront.net/exhausted-teacher-laying-on-desk-in-school-classroom.jpg Facilitating Teacher (pg. http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/1861101118113928800/lib/1861101118113928800/TM-2.jpg Students Working Together (pg.http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSkkU9Mfg6CwwZU2Njl34nkJWrKl1h7HNP3YrWAPn_VtI8Zal43ZA Presentation created by Nicole M. Williams Electro-Brain (Power Up Learning!) (pg.http://www.6seconds.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/brain_682x400_447748a.jpg Man Jumping Rope (pg. http://www.stepfast.org/images/exercise.jpg The Korean Cinderella (pg.http://www.sunprairiepubliclibrary.org/images/KoreanCinderella.jpg Traditional Classroom Setup - Antibrain http://www.rtohq.org/galleryimages/54_Classroom_at_Trey_Whitfield_School.jpg Lecture Hall - AntiBrain http://www.augustana.edu/images/LectureHall.jpg Garr Reynolds’ presentation, Brain Rules for Presenters, were also used throughout the beginning of this presentation. You can find his work at

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