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A Flow chart is a diagrammatic representation or visual depiction of a set of steps that clearly guide us through a process. Flow charts are made up of different boxes, which each have different functions. Flow charts are used when it is necessary to have a common language and approach to process or project. Flow charts are a systematic approach to clarify a process.
What aspects of learning are being supported?
- Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating
- QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge, Deep Understanding, Higher-Order Thinking, Metalanguage, Substantive Communication
- QT – Quality Learning Environment: Explicit Quality Criteria, Engagement, High Expectations, Social Support, Students Self-Regulation, Student Direction
Which apps could I use?
- DEC managed collaborative tools (via Portal): Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Connect.
- Related collaborative tools: Evernote, iCloud, BaiBoard, Note Anytime, Web2Access, Cool Tools for Schools, and Exploratree.
- Analogue collaborative tools: Paper, pens and Postit notes.
How do I use it?
- Flow charts tend to use simple and easily recognisable symbols
- Clearly define the starting and stopping points of the process
- Gather or Brainstorm the tasks and actions involved in the process
- Use symbols to document the flow of the processes
- Place/ document the symbols according to the order of the process
- Connect the symbols with an arrow pointing to the next symbol in the sequence of the process
- Review the flow chart to determine how where and when the process can be improved
Flow Charts can be used to:
- plan an event, project or activity which involves a series of tasks
- document a process that requires a systematic approach
- examine how various steps in a process work together
- stream-line administration and or organisation in a school or business
Ensure students understand the steps to be taken in an activity or task