MIVIS with Technology

Making thinking and learning visible with technology

Thinking Routines

Tools used over and over again in the classroom, that support specific thinking moves such as:
  • Making connections
  • Describing what is there
  • Building explanations
  • Considering different viewpoints and perspectives
  • Capturing the heart and forming conclusions
  • Reasoning with evidence

Examples of Thinking Routines

Tools for Making Thinking Visible

Examples of Making Thinking Visible with Technology

See Think Wonder

  1. Let students observe a phenomenon that would engage them or challenge their prior knowledge. The phenomenon can observed through a tools like videos on YouTube or augmented reality platforms like Ausrama.
  2. Students are to observe their phenomenon closely and record what they see. They are think about what they observed such as the cause of the phenomenon. They are to ask and wonder about questions they may have after observing and thinking about the phenomenon.
  3. They may use tools like Trello or Google Docs to record their See Think Wonder.

Think Puzzle Explore

  1. Let students observe a phenomenon or see samples of the specimens e.g. types of fungi.
  2. Students can work in groups to discuss their observations.
  3. Teachers ask students to share what they think they know about the phenomenon or the samples they observe.
  4. Students are asked what puzzles them about the phenomenon or the samples they observed.
  5. Students discuss in the groups what they would like to explore on the topic.
  6. Google Docs can be used for the routine.

Question Sorts

  1. The routine can be used after routines such as See Think Wonder or Think Puzzle Explore.
  2. Students can post their puzzle questions on Padlet or Linoit.
  3. Teacher facilitate classroom discussion to sort or classify the questions.

Generate Sort Connect Elaborate

  1. Get students to work in groups or individual generate ideas or concepts about a topic.
  2. Students could identify and sort the concepts or ideas in groups.
  3. They find the relationship between the concepts and create the linkages.
  4. They could work to extend or elaborate on new ideas.
  5. Students can use WeMap to construct the concept maps individually or a group.

What makes you say that?

  1. Use the routine for students to elaborate their answers and engage them in reasoning. Students should provide evidence in their reasons or claims.
  2. You may use Socrative as a tool for students to post their reasons during class or Google forms. (Login as a student and enter 703159 in the room number)

I used to think..now I think

  1. Use the routine for the students to reflect on their thinking and record changes in their thinking or understanding of concepts.
  2. You may use tools like Linoit or Goolge Forms for the students to post their thoughts.

Tools to Provoke Thinking