Howard Gardner, in his book “Five Minds for the Future”, describes the five levels of thinking that people (not just students) progress through…
Using Google Earth, and creating virtual field trip, each of Gardner’s five minds can be engaged and developed. The first level, Discipline, is focusing on nothing more than facts and figures…Google Earth is a great way to find out facts about places, old and new…
The second level of the mind is Synthesizing, or taking the information gathered in the Disciplined stage, and then extrapolating information and asking “why?”Google earth provides a ground-based, 3-D view of many historical sites and structures, allowing students to see these artifacts in real time. In addition, many other people have uploaded their own pictures to these sites, allowing others to see these structures from a different point of view.
Push students onto a tangent. Make them think and explore. Add notes, links, challenges and extra activities into your field trip through the use of the Google bubbles…
Google earth cultivate the mind
To Cultivate the “Five Minds” http://www.flickr.com/photos/web-marketing/852126927/sizes/m/in/photostream/By: Andrew BakerEDIM-510
Howard Gardner: “Five Minds for the Future”•The Disciplined Mind the mastery of a topic – facts only •The Synthesizing Mind the arrangement & adaptation of facts to ask penetrating questions •The Creating Mind going past the facts to ask new questions and develop new theories •The Respectful Mind http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=253841C4-4168-434E-876B-70191AD6B1CA&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US seeking to understand and work effectively with others •The Ethical Mind striving towards good work and good citizenship
http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvery/2413511031/sizes/m/in/photostream/Create a Virtual Field Trip using Google Earth while cultivating the “Five Minds”. Use the trip creator to find, bookmark and organize locations you would like to visit, then add notes for reference… Just the facts, ma’am… •Where on the earth are we going? •What is here that makes this so important? •Who built what is here? •When was it built?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvery/2413511031/sizes/m/in/photostream/Begin to ask why something is the way that it is… •Why was this built? •Why is it here? •How is it still standing? View structures in 3-D from the ground.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvery/2413511031/sizes/m/in/photostream/Put the student in another’s shoes and let them design, create and justify… •Why were these structures built? •What is unique about their designs? •Using technology of the time, how would you design and construct a similar structure? Add extra activities and thoughts by creating bubbles of information, website links and challenges for the students!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvery/2413511031/sizes/m/in/photostream/ Examine the differences between people or cultures without mocking or ridiculing them or yourself… http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkadog/3206541859/ •What motivates a culture to do what it does? •Explore the beliefs of http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=209AB733 - 2543-427C-B00F-63ADD0522CD2&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=D0785B05-6F6F- others and compare! 4F5D-B811-BCF45720563F&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US•Why do we do what we do?•What makes us differentfrom others?•Are the views of otherswrong if they do notcoincide with ours? http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=16AC25E4-956B-46A0- A980-A6FC1FE2EF4A&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US http://www.flickr.com/photos/juggernautco/541956981/sizes/m/in/photostream
To Cultivate the “Five Minds” Citations: http://www.flickr.com/photos/web-marketing/852126927/sizes/m/in/photostream/•Text Reference: Gardner, Howard; Five Minds for the Future; 2006•Google Earth Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/web-marketing/852126927/sizes/m/in/photostream•Brain Image: http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=253841C4-4168-434E-876B- 70191AD6B1CA&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US•Google Earth Logo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvery/2413511031/sizes/m/in/photostream•Google Earth w/toolbar: http://www.flickr.com/photos/techman_b/7161390149/•Djoser Pyramid: http://www.flickr.com/photos/techman_b/7346599094/•Ziggurat of UR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/techman_b/7161390189/•Solomon’s Temple: http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=D0785B05-6F6F-4F5D- B811-BCF45720563F&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US•Uncle Sam / Rosie: http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkadog/3206541859/•Ramses II: http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=209AB733-2543-427C- B00F-63ADD0522CD2&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US•Soviet Strength / Unity: http://www.flickr.com/photos/juggernautco/541956981/sizes/m/in/photostream•Athena’s Temple: http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=16AC25E4-956B-46A0- A980-A6FC1FE2EF4A&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.