Analyzing with Thinglink

By: Maria Corrales, ERHS

Question


How can the use of Thinglink help my students improve their ability to analyze historical evidence, to improve student achievement?

STANDARDS

Content:

10.8- Students analyze the causes and consequences of World War II.


Common Core:


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2.B

Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.


ELD Standards:

Section 1 Part 1. Interacting in Meaningful Ways:

  1. Exchanging information and ideas with others through oral collaborative discussions on a range of social and academic topics.
  2. Offering and justifying opinions, negotiating with and persuading others in communicative exchanges.

RESEARCH ACTION PLAN

PRE-ASSESSMENT

Students completed pre-assessment consisting of selected response, analysis of war propaganda posters, and constructed responses. Click on links to view focus students' pre-assessments.

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PRE-ASSESSMENT FOCUS STUDENT SAMPLES

STRATEGIES

  • Thinglink for analyzing Jewish Resistance in WWII:
Students worked in groups to analyze documents portraying Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Students read and discussed the documents and answered analysis questions in writing and in whole-class discussion. Students created a poster on resistance and uploaded to Thinglink. Students then took turns analyzing each other's resistance posters on Thinglink.

  • Thinglink for Propaganda Analysis:

Students used thinglink to analyze propaganda posters of WWII. Each group was given a link to a photo and they had to insert tags that included their analysis of the poster and a link to an informational website or video relating to the theme of the propaganda poster.

STUDENT WORK SAMPLES

Thinglink Jewish Resistance Poster Samples

Click on the images to see the interactive posters students created. Poster images contain other students' analysis of the posters.

Thinglink War Propaganda Samples

Click on the links to see the interactive photos students converted into interactive photos with their analysis of each propaganda poster.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT SAMPLES

REFLECTION

  • Students successfully utilized Thinglink to analyze historical documents
  • Students were engaged in the lessons and enjoyed sharing their own work as well as commenting on each others' work
  • Thinglink is a useful tool in the classroom because of its interactive features
  • Thinglink can help students feel more confident in providing their own analysis because they can see what others wrote and then expand or respond to it
  • Engaging in these analysis activities with Thinglink helped my students improve their analysis skills, evident in summative assessment results
  • I will continue to use Thinglink in the classroom especially for analysis of visual historical content