Interpretation Key

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it?5 What is it? The Interpretation Key, is a higher order thinking tool, that provides a scaffold for creative thinking and the ability for the student to consider a wide range of consequences. It allows… Continue Reading Interpretation Key

Invention Key

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it?5 What is it? The Invention Key provides a scaffold for students to think creatively and to develop inventions which are constructed in an unusual manner. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding,… Continue Reading Invention Key

PMI

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it? What is it? This strategy uses brainstorming to discover the pluses, minuses and interesting ideas of a given topic/issue/concept, etc. It is also a useful reflection tool used at the end of an activity/event/unit of… Continue Reading PMI

PCQ

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it?5 What is it? This is a reflective tool useful at the end of an activity, event or unit of work. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating… Continue Reading PCQ

NGT (Nominal Group Technique)

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Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it?5 What is it? This strategy is a collaborative process to make decisions on important issues. It allows all team members to have input into and equal say into deciding on a priority. This structured process to gather the… Continue Reading NGT (Nominal Group Technique)

Lotus Diagram

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Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it?5 Some examples What is it? The Lotus Diagram is an analytical, organisational tool for breaking broad topics into a number of components, which may be prioritised for implementation. What aspects of learning are being… Continue Reading Lotus Diagram

Venn Diagram

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it? What is it? This graphic organiser tool allows the student to compare and contrast similarities and differences. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating QT – Intellectual… Continue Reading Venn Diagram

Think Pair Share

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it?5 What is it? This process is used to have students work in pairs in a collaborative and cooperative way. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating QT… Continue Reading Think Pair Share

SWOT

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Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it?5 What is it? SWOT analysis is a tool that provides a scaffold used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project, concept or activity. It involves specifying the objective of the… Continue Reading SWOT

Review, Review, Review

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it?5 What is it? This strategy provides students with an opportunity to review their learning through a VAK cooperative learning process by using their three sensory modes of learning – Visual, Auditory, and Kinaesthetic. It also… Continue Reading Review, Review, Review

Right Angled Thinking

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Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it?5 Some examples What is it? This strategy is a structured thinking process which scaffolds thinking in a linear structured manner as well as making connections to associated ideas and creative thoughts. The strategy also… Continue Reading Right Angled Thinking

WIFLE – (What If I Feel Like Expressing)

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Table of contents1 What is it?2 What aspects of learning are being supported?3 Which apps could I use?4 How do I use it? What is it? WIFLE (What I feel like expressing is…….) is a process that allows the student to express their thoughts, ideas, opinions, concerns, feelings etc about their learning or learning situation. It is… Continue Reading WIFLE – (What If I Feel Like Expressing)