Our school division is moving to using Thinking Maps across the curriculum. Today was a very busy day for me as I not only installed Thinking maps software on all teacher computers in their classrooms but also on all the lab computers. Then in 3-5 grades we began using the software.
Thinking Maps are visual learning tools that support specific thinking skills and allow students to organize information.
The first slide show was from a lesson 4 & 5th graders did today on safe passwords. The second is from a third grade lesson on school. Later we will build a flow chart from the 3rd grade maps and then a timeline. Fourth and Fifth graders will be creating passwords for their blog and Edmodo accounts.
As you browse through the students' maps below please remember that although they were very familiar with the Thinking Maps, the software was brand new to them. Still, I feel they did a remarkable job!
I have put together a symbaloo of resources for Thinking Maps.
_Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools,
located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to
work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work
with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus,
I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
ACPS' 1st computers
I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler