An Introduction to Thinking Skills

 

Classroom Strategies to Engender Student Questioning-Jaimie Mc Kenzie

 

Questioning toolkit

Thinking contracts

 These theme-based contract activities have been designed by educators to incorporate a number of different thinking skills, strategies and approaches.© Kurwongbah State School (Permission is granted for downloading, saving and printing for use in classrooms and schools for educational purposes only).

Six hats

 

Edward De Bono

The Six Thinking Hats seem to have been around for quite a long time now but they are still one of the best and easiest strategies for helping children to organise and share their thinking in distinct ways.

 

De Bono's learning zone-games

The ingenious games invented by Edward de Bono

 

Bloom's Taxonomy

When we use Bloom's Revised Taxonomy as a planning framework we can plan for student thinking at all levels.

 

Tony Ryan's Thinking Keys

 

Gardiner's Multiple Intelligences

 

Dimensions of Learning

Dimensions of Learning is a comprehensive model that uses what researchers and theorists know about learning to define the learning process.

Investigating a book the Blooming Smarts way

 
Wordle
Wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and colour schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. A great brainstorming tool.