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Visual Ranking

My personal favorite. Intel describes using this tool to "Identify and refine criteria for assigning a ranking to a list. Then debate differences, reach consensus, and organize ideas." Watch thisvideo to get a better idea. Take a moment and explore Intel's resources of units and plans for this tool. I think it would be great to build a collection of other ideas that could be used for this tool. Please feel free to submit.

Visual Ranking Tool Ideas and Documents
How about using the activity I described in Elevating Spreadsheets about Bookstores in the Caribbean? Great way for students to share their findings!
There are many lessons on the web that could incorporate this tool. One example is Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure. Note the list that is part of lesson.
Astrosociety.org has this great lunar activity that could be adapted for use with Visual Ranking.

Seeing Reason

There is no better tool that can promote real thinking than one that allows students to brainstorm and web. Intel describes this tool as one that allows students to "investigate relationships in complex systems, and create maps that communicate understanding". Watch this video to get a better understanding. Take a moment to explore Intel's resources of units and plans for this tool. I think it would be great to build a collection of other ideas that could be used for this tool. Please feel free to submit.

Seeing Reason Tool Ideas and Documents


Showing Evidence

Students need to come up with opinions, hypotheses, and thesis arguments. More importantly, they must learn to support their ideas with factual details. This is true whether students are exploring science, discussing social studies, explaining a math problem, or writing a language arts paper. Intel describes this tool as one that allows students to "construct well-reasoned arguments supported by evidence, using a visual framework." Watch this video to get a better understanding. Take a moment to explore Intel's resources of units and plans for this tool. I think it would be great to build a collection of other ideas that could be used for this tool. Please feel free to submit.

Showing Evidence Tool Ideas and Documents

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Think Different : Prioritizing Student Skills With Learning Intel's Thinking Tool : Visual Ranking


A. PowerPoint – Think Different
B. Video – Intel Thinking Tools From The Internet

C. Work together in collaborative groups to formulate what you believe is the most to least important in ranking order for our students to succeed in the 21st century. Use Intel Thinking Tools to show the order. Log in using the below link and provide the below information as follows:

https://educate.intel.com/workspace/student/loginpage.aspx?LID=en
Teacher: mjgormans
Group name : inservice_(letter given)
Password : To be given
Written Communications*
Lifelong Learning and Self Direction
Ethics/Social Responsibility*
Professional/Work Ethic*
Humanities/Arts
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving*
Teamwork/Collaboration*
History/Geography
Mathematics
Oral Communications
Creativity/Innovation*
Information Technology Application*
Reading Comprehension
Leadership*
Writing in English
Science
D. Discuss with group other ways to use the following Intel Think Tools and share on Google Doc

Link to Google Doc http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Asgq4lDFOA2KdEFVcjdzaVp0aVlJOGRaUWRrYWhDaEE&hl=en

Link to tools http://www.intel.com/education/tools/index.htm

E. Final Videos on Collaboration Students and Wisdom Of The Crowd

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0301/04.html
F. Reflection in Wiki – Relate skill priority thoughts, coming to agreement in group, and how you may use Intel Thinking Tools.

external image msword.png Prioritizing Important Student Skills With Learning Intel.doc