21st Century Mindtools

Audra Johnson and Kaela Rodgers

About this Smore...

Teachers will gain knowledge of technology mindtools to use in collaboration with daily lessons, presentations, and projects.

Teachers will be given multiple resources to take back to their classrooms including educational sites and tools.
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Essential Questions

What are 21st Century Mindtools?

How can I use presentation tools in my classroom?

What are the different presentation tools?

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Learning Target

I can define 21st Century Mindtools.

I I understand the purpose of presentation tools.

I can use different types of presentation tools efficiently and effectively.
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Criteria For Success

I will be able to use a presentation tool in a lesson successfully.

I will be able to incorporate multiple 21st Century Mindtools in my daily lessons.

Read the article below first...


What are one to two take aways from the article?


In your groups of 3: introduce yourself and decide which of these three you will explore, keeping in mind what you learned from the "learning should come first" article: your objective for the next 15 minutes or so is to learn as much as you can about HOW and WHY you could use this "cool tool" in your classroom.

Teach others about your tool -- what it looks like, some examples that you liked, how students could use it in their hands, etc. Connect it to Bloom's Taxonomy.

explore one or two sites that match up with critical thinking, your content/curriculum and student learning:

http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/edge.cfm

http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/part-1-forty-educational-websites-to-put-in-your-toolkit/


EXAMPLE: In a business class, you can use TROVE to create reading lists for your students. And, once they are comfortable in its use, you can then have them create their own account, share their articles with each other. You can have them write analysis sentences to help them...


In a food class, you can follow this TROVE (http://trove.com/channels/144766/content?_p=_streams_list_editorial[10]) and have students read an article and present information to their "reading" groups as a way for students to engage in speaking, listening and reading.)

Some other links to encourage critical thinking: