ERIC Number: ED486105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Making Thinking Visible: Using Online Tools to Initiate Teachers' and Students' Thinking
Wexler, Dara H.; Hochman, Jessica L.
Education Development Center, Inc.
This paper shares findings from a formative evaluation that explores a professional development program, Intel[R] Teach to the Future Workshop on Interactive Thinking Tools. The Workshop trains K-12 teachers how to use online tools with their students, which are designed to foster higher-order thinking skills, and combine technology and disciplinary content, with project-based learning activities. We found that the range in project types that were developed demonstrated that teachers, like their students, are learners in the process of understanding the higher-order thinking skills and concepts targeted by the tools. This research has implications for in-service teachers, teacher educators, and student learning.
Descriptors: Workshops, Formative Evaluation, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Visualization, Computer Assisted Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Student Projects
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.