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Virtues Based Decision Making - Wisdom from the past for today's students | Choicez Media - 2 views

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    an excellent article by David Williams - truly one of our "Cutting Edge-ucators."
Tom March

Who'sGot the Pranks on the Internet? - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    David Pogue does a round-up of April Fool's prank sites that could be used to catch students off-guard and create Ah-Ha's about info on the Web.
Tom March

The Keys to Inquiry: Section II - Harvard - 4 views

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    How can you communicate this big message to your students and help them take risks in their learning? What does this mean in a concrete sense? There are at least three areas where teachers can help students learn to feel comfortable taking risks in their thinking: 1) The environment must support risk-taking in learning; 2) The curriculum needs to allow for some uncertainty and ambiguity about exactly what children will learn; and 3) Students need opportunities to learn forms of thinking that embody risk-taking and openness
Tom March

Thinklinkr: the best real-time collaborative online outliner - 8 views

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    "When you collaborate on an outline you and your collaborators get on the same page right away. The outline structure lets everyone see where you're coming from and puts your ideas in context. Meetings get shorter. Lectures and presentations are more enlightening. Project plans actually become useful."
Tom March

Cold War Facebook - Can we all just get along? - 4 views

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    Here's an interesting way to use Ning - students take on the roles of key players in a real situation.
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    Here's an interesting way to use Ning - students take on the roles of key players in a real situation.
Tom March

IHMC CmapTools - Download CmapTools - 0 views

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    Nice free mindmapping tool that can be used standalone or on a network and is totally cross platform. Simple and intuitive while prompting higher-order thinking.
David Williams

IdeaConnection: Thinking Methods - 0 views

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    Thinking Methods or Strategies
Tom March

Thinking Dispositions: A review of current theories, practices, and issues - 0 views

  • Good thinkers certainly have thinking skills. But they also have more: Motivations, attitudes, values and habits of mind all play key roles in good thinking, and in large part it is these elements that determine whether people use their thinking skills when it counts.
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      This is the key behind "Dispositions." Yes, people need the skill/abiity to think critically, but this doesn't tend to happen unless they have a desire to do so.
  • What Kinds of Thinking Dispositions Are There?
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      This is where other frameworks for thinking could be used as well. If a school has been working with Art Costa's Habits of Mind or Robert Marzano's Dimensions of Learning, these can be used here. The main point is that "enculturation" is the solution, not "teaching" critical thinking.
  • a disposition is something we want students to evidence on their own ─ without being pushed or prompted to evidence it"
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      Suggestion: this is where an online space, focused on intrinsically motivating experiences is an asset. Changes in thinking and motivation require substantial time and repetition.
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  • culture of thinking
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      Here's a link to their current work on "Thinking Routines." Here
  • What does it mean to be a good thinker?
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      This is the essential question?
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      Let's read this with a How-to perspective.
Tom March

Thesis Builders - 0 views

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    Tom March's javascript tools to jumpstart thinkers and writers.
Tom March

Bubbl.us - 0 views

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    free and online - not the most intuitive, though
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    This is great once you explore and get us to it.
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    Will use this for brainstorming
Tom March

Exploratree - 0 views

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    The best set of tools to scaffold thinking
Tom March

Active and Critical Reading - VKP - 0 views

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    This poster begins to map the field of active and critical reading as demonstrated in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) projects in the Visible Knowledge Project. It connects, as well, to exhibition posters that synthesize work and methods that cut across projects. We also link to posters of individual SOTL projects ub the VKP Galler
Tom March

Looking at Learning, Looking Together - 0 views

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    A professional reflection on facilitating Visible Knowledge. I particularly like their 4 Cs: Connections, Complexity, Content and Commitment. This is a fine summation of the desired experience generated by "Learning to Look"
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