Archive for the ‘Learning Activities’ Category

Thinking Skills Activity: Observing

May 23, 2006

OBSERVING FOR DETAILS
Bob Valiant, 11 March 2004
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Thinking Skill Emphasized: Observing for Detail

Suggestions are given for teaching/learning the skill of observing for detail.
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Thinking Skills Activity: Observing

May 23, 2006

Observing Sequence
Bob Valiant, 14 March 2004



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Thinking Skill Emphasized: Observing Sequence

Activities for observing sequence are provided.
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Thinking Skills Activity: Observing

May 23, 2006

Observing Similarities and Differences
Bob Valiant, 14 March 2004

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Thinking Skill Emphasized: Observing Similarities and Differences

In this activity, students are asked to observe two or more things for detail, then identify similarities and differences.
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Thinking Skills Activity: Categorize

May 23, 2006

CATEGORIZE
Bob Valiant, 15 March 2004

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Thinking Skill Emphasized: CATEGORIZE

Grouping items into categories helps us make sense of data collections.
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Thinking Skills Activity: Classify

May 23, 2006

CLASSIFY
Bob Valiant, 15 March 2004

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Thinking Skill Emphasized: CLASSIFY/CATEGORIZE

By grouping similar things together we are able to organize vast amounts of information into manageable chunks. (more…)

Thinking Skills Activity: Analysis

May 23, 2006

ANALYSIS 1
Bob Valiant, 15 March 2004

Thinking Skill Emphasized: ANALYSIS

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When we analyze a document we look for the important information.
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Thinking Skills Activity: Analysis

May 23, 2006

ANALYSIS 2
Bob Valiant, 21 March 2004

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Thinking Skill Emphasized: ANALYSIS

One aspect of analysis is to identify essential properties of a concept.
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Thinking Skills Activity: Analysis

May 23, 2006

ANALYSIS 3
Bob Valiant, 04 April 2004

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Thinking Skill Emphasized: ANALYSIS

Analysis of your own perspectives is a powerful form of thinking.
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Thinking Skills Activity: Hypothesizing

May 23, 2006

HYPOTHESIZING
Bob Valiant, 15 March 2004

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Thinking Skill Emphasized: HYPOTHESIZING

Hypothesizing may be used either in an attempt to generate potential causes for an event or to predict the outcome based on a given set of circumstances. (more…)

Thinking Skills Activity: Detecting Patterns

May 23, 2006

Detecting Patterns
Bob Valiant, 15 March 2004

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Thinking Skill Emphasized: Detecting Patterns

Detecting patterns is an important skill that helps us recognize ways to organize data that is seemingly chaotic.
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