Presentation on theme: "® Welcome to Awareness Session Based on thought processes Thinking Maps ® Visual Tools Used in all content areas Used by all teachers Used in combination."— Presentation transcript:
Based on thought processes Thinking Maps ® Visual Tools Used in all content areas Used by all teachers Used in combination for depth of thought
Graphic Organizers Thinking Maps Based on isolated tasks Inconsistent graphics across classrooms Often static forms Difficult for transferring across disciplines Usually text or teacher centered Visual Concrete patterns Highly successful Useful for teaching and assessment Based on fundamental thinking skills Consistent graphic language for school Highly flexible forms Easily transferred across disciplines Student centered for cooperative learning
THINKING MAPS WORK Brain is very visual Brain wires things together Brain is a pattern detector See your thinking Content is wired to the maps Develop automaticity with the maps Connect thinking process to new material Brain develops automaticity
Think about this as you see examples of Thinking Maps… Will they help with instruction? Will they help students learn & remember information? Can they be used for assessment?
Circle Map earthworms Help plants Lives in soil slimy Enemies are birds 2,700 kind Lay eggs Vibrations Nocturnal No feet have hair Need moisture Tube shaped body Science kit Internet Teacher Books By Alex and Michel
SPINE The Backbone; Spinal Column A pointed, hard growth of an animal; as a porcupine’s quill The hinged back of a book A pointed, hard growth on a plant, as a thorn While at your desk, you should sit with your spine straight. The spines of the cactus really hurt me.
Cinderella Mei Ping and The Silver Shoe Step daughter Mean Step sisters Prince has party Lost shoe Married prince goose Fairy God Mother Old lady Magic Goose Feathers Shoe In hut Step Daughters Older Step Daughter Younger Magic Wand Mice Prince Went house to house By Marisa
How much energy does it take to… Meander down the hall, vault over a car, banter with your best friend for an hour, berate someone at the top of your voice, stalk a turtle, be a spectator at a concert? Least energy Most energy
Ed is lost on an ice island. The ice broke off of the big island. I happened when he was asleep. He write messages for the birds. He walked around the island.He was alone. Talbot be comes his new friend. Multi-Flow Map Best Wishes,Ed By Alandrea
Take a major event and create a Flow -- Multi- Flow Map to really see the relationships or connections. Agriculture Climate Natural Resources Economic Development