Thinking Strategies with iPads

Using Marzano's 9

Why use an iPad?

  • 90% of Americans have a mobile phone
  • 6 billion of the world's population have access to mobile phones while only 4.5 billion have access to working toilets
  • More children ages 2-5 can work a smart phone than tie their own shoes
  • This year's first graders have never known a world without touch screens
  • The first iPhone debuted in 2007
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Where do I start?

  • Start with the learning standard
  • Focus on what you want them to learn
  • How will they show you what they have learned?
  • What will help students acquire and integrate learning?
  • What will help students practice, review, and apply learning?

Mazano's 9

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What will students learn?

Setting Objectives- focuses on establishing a direction for learning

Which strategies will help students acquire and integrate learning?

  • Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers- use what they already know to enhance what they are about to learn

  • Non-linguistic Representation- enhances students' ability to use mental images to represent and elaborate knowledge

  • Summarizing and Note Taking- focuses on enhancing students' ability to synthesize information and put it in a concise new form

  • Cooperative Learning- focuses on having students interact with each other in groups in ways that enhance their learning

  • Reinforcing Effort- enhances students' understanding of the relationship between effort and achievement by addressing their attributes and beliefs about learning

Which strategies will help students practice, review, and apply learning?

  • Identifying Similarities and Differences- allows understanding of complex problems in a simple way.

  • Homework and Practice- extend learning outside the classroom

  • Generating and Testing Hypothesis- enhancing their overall understanding of the content

Which strategies will provide evidence of student learning?

  • Providing Feedback- focuses on formative assessment

  • Providing Recognition- giving students rewards or praise for accomplishments