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Elevate Thinking, Writing and Creativity With Technology Resources

Location: W175ab

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Wednesday, June 27, 8:30–9:30 am
Location: W175ab

Julie Jaeger  
Thinking critically and creatively elevates students to the highest levels of Blooms. Participants will take the role of student in several activities; pondering, problem solving and engaging in higher-order thinking activities they can use next day, while reviewing available resources that extend student thinking and learning at all levels.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Access to the internet to review resources or participate in activities is all that is required.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose and objectives:
Purpose: to introduce and practice implementation of technology resources for the purpose of elevating thinking across the curriculum. Technology resources provide a unique opportunity for teachers to introduce and have students actively participate in ways not available through a textbook or video instruction.
•Provide numerous technology resources and activities that can be immediately implemented for the purpose of elevating thinking and creativity in a variety of ways.
•Review/Introduce Blooms Questioning for the purpose of evaluating tech resources for rigor, and how to use questioning strategies effectively to elicit higher order thinking.
•Examine resources as potential for elevating student thinking and learning, inspiring creativity and moving students through questioning, wonderment and awe as they explore new.
My website has all the links available and activities to support what is presented. None of these resources are mine alone but the way in which they are implemented for differentiating across the ability levels and awareness of availability of so many free resources will be new to most of the participants.
Evidence of Success: Participants should have numerous immediate to implement ideas and have an understanding of how just changing their questioning strategies will help elevate student thinking and creativity.


Introductory activity to get teachers involved immediately. 5 min.
Demonstrate how questioning and pausing for think time elevates the rigor of the activity. 5 min.
Introduce importance of Blooms and teacher questioning to inspire thinking 5 min
Participant activities - a variety of activities will be used with participants interacting with the technology 20 min.
Review of resources available on my site 5 min
Additional activity and practice in questioning - think pair share 5 min
Wrap up and questions 5 min

Supporting research

Creativity: From Dull to Creative Ian Bird Gifted Educator and Presesnter
How to Increase Higher Level Thinking Alice Thomas and Glenda Thorne
Blooms Taxonomy
Using Technology in the Differentiated Classroom Slideshare Differentiated Instruction a Research Basis Teachnology How to Differentiate Resources for Differentiated Instruction
Differentiated Instruction Dare to Differentiate CarolAnn Tomlinson How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligences

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Julie Jaeger, Minot, ND

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