Elevate Thinking, Writing and Creativity With Technology Resources
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Wednesday, June 27, 8:30–9:30 am
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.
|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|
|Subject area:||Language arts, Social studies|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
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
Creativity: From Dull to Creative Ian Bird Gifted Educator and Presesnter http://www.byrdseed.com http://www.byrdseed.com/tag/creativity/
How to Increase Higher Level Thinking Alice Thomas and Glenda Thorne http://www.cdl.org/articles/how-to-increase-high-order-thinking/
Blooms Taxonomy http://www.bloomstaxonomy.org/Blooms%20Taxonomy%20questions.pdf
Using Technology in the Differentiated Classroom Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/twaterman/differentiation-and-technology Differentiated Instruction a Research Basis http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ854351.pdf Teachnology How to Differentiate http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/teaching/differentiate/ Resources for Differentiated Instruction http://ktripp-techtalk4teachers.blogspot.com/2011/06/resources-for-differentiated.html
Differentiated Instruction http://differentiatinginstruction.weebly.com/di-and-technology.html Dare to Differentiate http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com CarolAnn Tomlinson How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligences