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2. Draw Conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

2.1 Skills

2.1.1

Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical-thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to contruct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.

 

Tech & Learning, Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally external link icon
Gives an overview of Bloom's Taxonomy and assigns verbs to each of the key terms in the taxonomy. Also offers ways that each of the key terms might be demonstrated using technology.

US Patent and Trademark Office external link icon
Provides several options for teaching creative thinking and invention under their "for kids" including their iCreate curriculum for elementary, middle and high school students and their Invent now external link icon website.

2.1.2

Organize knowledge so that it is useful.

 

Eduplace external link icon has graphic organizers a-go-go.

Mind Tools external link icon offers techniques for brainstorming.

Mind Meister external link icon offers visual mind mapping.

Wordle external link icon is an easy, free way to create a colorful word map.

2.1.3

Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real world situations, and further investigations.

 

Read Write Think external link icon
Sponsored by the International Reading Association and NCTE is a read resource for lesson plans and interactives, including “Comic Creator” – Breaking down concepts into comic frames and having the students add the speech bubbles demonstrates the conclusions that can be drawn from the situation in the frame.

2.1.4

Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.

 

Eduplace external link icon has graphic organizers a-go-go.

Mind Tools external link icon offers techniques for brainstorming.

Mind Meister external link icon offers visual mind mapping.

Wordle external link icon is an easy, free way to create a colorful word map.

2.1.5

Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.

 

Web 2.0 is ripe with opportunities for collaboration: Google Docs external link icon , PBWorks external link icon and Wikispaces external link icon are great sources for wikis, sites that allow for collaboration between multiple parties and the uploading of various documents.

2.1.6

Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

 

Glogster external link icon Save paper! Create a digital poster with glogster.

Voicethread external link icon does cost a nominal amount per student but it is a great way to create an interactive slide show with audio that is web based.

Create a Podcast external link icon A great article that explains podcasting for k-12 librarians.

Animoto external link icon Is an awesome web-base video creator that comes with libraries of sound, video and picture clips that are available for use in their program.


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