ERIC Number: ED444465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Higher Level Thinking Skills and Individual Differences: Bridging Gaps with Technology.
Preservice and inservice teachers are expected to address individual differences in students. However, the nature of differences and the needs of individuals can slow or, at times, completely stop learning for the rest of the classroom. Teachers are also encouraged to teach higher level thinking skills, although standardized tests are often composed primarily of lower levels of questioning. By taking advantage of new technologies as they become available and combining them with old methods that are effective, teachers can accommodate individual learning differences and help develop higher thinking skills. The following steps for designing effective instruction while integrating new technology are described: (1) identify teaching goals and objectives; (2) identify required student assessment(s) and the relative importance of each; (3) identify resources, keeping objectives and assessments in mind; (4) allocate student time according to student assessments; (5) sort and match possible student activities to objectives, e.g., test preparation and portfolio activities should coordinate and students must be engaged; (6) monitor student progress according to assessment; and (7) evaluate and revise. (MES)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference: Proceedings of SITE 2000 (11th, San Diego, California, February 8-12, 2000). Volumes 1-3; see IR 020 112.