Educ 507 Session 2


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Educ 507 Session 2

  1. 1. Computers and Writing Session 2
  2. 2. Graphic Organizers
  3. 3. Graphic Organizers <ul><li>visual representations of students knowledge of concepts and topics </li></ul><ul><li>provide a frame for teachers and students to visually identify important facts, organize information, and record relationships between facts and ideas </li></ul>
  4. 4. Graphic Organizers help students...
  5. 5. <ul><li>understand how pieces of information are related </li></ul><ul><li>increase their comprehension and recall </li></ul><ul><li>organize their observations, research, opinions, and reflections </li></ul><ul><li>prepare written assignments and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>problem solve and integrate their thinking, reading, and writing processes </li></ul><ul><li>practice higher level thinking skills and apply skills to real-world situations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Graphic Organizers help teachers...
  7. 7. <ul><li>explain and illustrate abstract concepts </li></ul><ul><li>focus students’ attention on one part of the text while guiding them to see the overall sequence and interrelationships of the parts </li></ul><ul><li>provide second language learners with a visual image for new vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>assist students with advance information and structure </li></ul><ul><li>review materials as a post reading activity </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Few Graphic Organizers <ul><li>Spider </li></ul><ul><li>List </li></ul><ul><li>T-Chart </li></ul><ul><li>Venn Diagram </li></ul><ul><li>Flowchart </li></ul>
  9. 9. Connects ideas about a topic Spider Pollution Ocean Roadside Garbage Space
  10. 10. List Characteristics or steps are listed(in order) Elephant 1. Weighs about 2000 lbs 2. Leathery hide 3. Large flowing trunk
  11. 11. T-Chart Characteristics or steps of two subjects or processes are listed in columns Then Now Log fires for heat hand-built homes of logs grow or kill own food Gas or oil heat housing development get food from stores
  12. 12. Venn Diagram Relationships among ideas or parts Portland, Oregon Greenville, Mississippi forests long growing season rain rich soil river
  13. 13. Flow Chart Order of elements showing cause and effect Tea Tax Boston Tea Party Declaration of Independence
  14. 14. Inspiration Graphic Organizer Software Kidspiration
  15. 15. Inspiration and Kidspiration are visual learning tools that inspire students to develop ideas and organize their thinking. They have an integrated diagramming and outlining feature to help students comprehend concepts and information. They are ideal for use in language arts, science, social studies and anytime your students need to structure research or other thought processes.
  16. 16. Inspiration and Kidspiration assist in: Brainstorming Planning Organizing Outlining Prewriting Diagramming Concept Mapping Webbing Samples
  17. 17. Free Mind Mapping Tools <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Resources FYI
  19. 19. WebSites -- free copyright-friendly images / - - resources for classroom use http:// www. homeroomteacher .com --- provides links to many education related topics
  20. 20. WebSites -- download a free 30 day trial. http:// /organizers/ -- an index of graphic organizers -- a description of graphic organizers
  21. 21. WebSites http:// / -- generators that enable you to make graphic organizers by filling out a simple form -- a group of printable graphic organizers -- graphic organizer resources