Making Thinking Visible

December 4, 2012

What Is Visible Thinking?

Learning is a consequence of thinking. Students’ understanding of content, and retention of content, increases when they think through—and with—the concepts and information they are investigating. Thinking through issues is not a solo, but rather a social endeavour. In classrooms, as in the world, there is a constant interplay between the group and the individual. We learn from those around us and our engagement with them.

Fostering thinking requires making thinking visible. Effective thinkers make their thinking visible, meaning they externalize their thoughts through speaking, writing, drawing, or some other method. Proficient thinkers are also metacognitive – they use a variety of strategies to plan, monitor, and assess their thinking. They can then direct and improve those thoughts. Visible thinking also emphasizes documenting thinking for later reflection.

Project Zero

Visual Tool

 Educreations – Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula or create an animated lesson. With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photos and text, and simple sharing through email, Facebook or Twitter, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.

How does the artifact convey the student’s understanding?
How do visual tools help student be metacognitive of their learning?
How can visual tools be used for formative assessment and responsive instruction?

Auditory Recordings

 AudioBoo

How does the artifact convey the student’s understanding?
How do auditory recordings help student be metacognitive of their learning?
How can auditory recordings be used for formative assessment and responsive instruction?

Wesley Fryers Tutorials, Videos and Samples:  Mapping Media to the  Common Core

narratedart

 

 

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Musical Tutorial of AudioBoo from Tricia Fuglestad on Vimeo.

Textual Responses

Evernote

How does the artifact convey the student’s understanding?
How do textual responses help student be metacognitive of their learning?
How can textual responses be used for formative assessment and responsive instruction?

 

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