Visible thinking can take many different forms. Students may explain their thinking through discussion, model it with manipulatives, or create a drawing or sketch to explain or demonstrate their thinking.
This sounds like something we all want our students to be able to do.
So what does this look like in the classroom? And what are some go-to tips and tools to get started with visible thinking?
In a recent #Ditchbook chat, moderated by Krista Harmsworth and Rayna Freedman, we asked the community to share their ideas for making thinking visible in the classroom. In addition to resources like visiblethinkingpz.org, educators shared 20 more tips, tools, and resources for helping you and your students get started with visible thinking.
Check them out in the summary of this week’s chat below! Also be sure to check out this Wakelet collection to see the whole discussion.
- Google Slides icon boards for low-prep, visual thinking
- Use Google Drawings for brain-friendly visual notetaking
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