20 ideas for making thinking visible

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#DitchBook Twitter chat | Friday, February 8, 2019

20 ideas for making thinking visible

Visible thinking allows our students to demonstrate their learning as they gain new information and make connections. But how do we teach our students to “think out loud”? The #Ditchbook community shared their best tips and tools for making thinking visible in the classroom.

 

Visible thinking strategies aim to do exactly what they say, help students demonstrate their thinking in a way that others can see and understand.

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.

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