Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor The word "rigor" is hard to avoid today, and it provokes strong reactions from educators. Policymakers tout its importance. Publishers promote it as a feature of their materials. But some teachers share the view of Joanne Yatvin, past president of the National Council for Teachers of English. To them, rigor simply means more work, harder books, and longer school days. The Analysis-Synthesis Bridge Model Written for Interactions magazine by Hugh Dubberly, Shelley Evenson, and Rick Robinson. The simplest way to describe the design process is to divide it into two phases: analysis and synthesis. Or preparation and inspiration. But those descriptions miss a crucial element—the connection between the two, the active move from one state to another, the transition or transformation that is at the heart of designing. How do designers move from analysis to synthesis? From problem to solution?
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Category:Problem solving Problem solving consists in using generic or ad hoc methods, in an orderly manner, for finding solutions to problems. Some of the problem-solving techniques developed and used in artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, etc. are related to mental problem-solving techniques studied in psychology. Subcategories Prioritization - 1000Minds 1000Minds helps you prioritize alternatives or individuals systematically and transparently. Prioritization involves confronting difficult choices, the implications of which can be monumental for the people affected. Examples include: prioritizing patients for access to ‘elective’ (ie. non-urgent) health care – see case study, peer-reviewed articles, news items ‘health technology prioritization’ – ie. deciding which pharmaceuticals, medical devices, equipment, procedures, etc to fund – see news release, peer-reviewed articles, news items prioritizing social welfare assistance (eg. housing, health care, income support) for people in need ranking research-grant funding applications selecting students for scholarships or admission to restricted courses
Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students. Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond. 1. Questions, questions, questions.
What is a Decision Matrix, FREE Template and Example Also known as: decision-making matrix, solutions prioritization matrix, cost/benefit analysis matrix, problem/solution matrix, options/criteria matrix, vendor selection matrix, criteria/alternatives matrix, RFP evaluation matrix, COWS decision matrix, C.O.W.S. decision matrix, supplier rating spreadsheet, comparison matrix template, importance/performance matrix, criteria-based decision matrix, importance/performance-based decision matrix, weighted score matrix, proposal evaluation matrix, criteria/alternatives matrix, software selection matrix, or bid decision matrix. Use templates and samples provided in your FREE RFP Letters Toolkit to create your own Decision Matrix. Decision Matrix Definition
Free mind mapping (and related types) software I see regular inquiries on Twitter and in forums from people looking for free software to support visual thinking. To provide answers, InformationTamers have put together 14 pages to help you find the one for your needs. These show the platform, a screen thumbnail and a link for more information in each case. We built this article using the most complete source for details of information mapping software on the Web: Mind-mapping.org. Hat tip to Vic Gee who put Mind-mapping.org together and kept it up to date for years. [I took over that site in August 2013 - Roy Grubb]
The Future: New Ways of Solving Problems Originally published in CG: The Magazine for Compugraphic Customers, 1988. How would you define the terms “visual communication” and “computer graphics”? Everybody is involved in visual communication. When you start to talk about people using technology to communicate visually, most of what we use the computer for today is for simulating paper. We are seeing now with hypermedia the move from using the computer to simulate paper to using it as the place where you create information and perform manipulation and actually see things—models of real, imagined, or projected worlds.
Future of Humanity Institute Summary The Global Priorities Project aims to bring new analysis to the problem of how to allocate scarce resources between diverse global priorities such as education, health, enterprise, and future generations. The project is hosted by the Future of Humanity Institute in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Altruism. The importance of prioritisation Every day organisations and governments make decisions about how to use their resources to benefit society. Without prioritising between their options, these organisations would achieve far fewer of their aims than they would by prioritising.
Claim Evidence Reasoning By far, the biggest shift in my teaching from year 1 to year 7 has been how much emphasis I now place on evaluating evidence and making evidence-based claims. I blame inquiry. Not inquiry in the generalized, overloaded, science teaching approach sense. 15 common mind map elements Jul 3rd, 2012 | By Chuck Frey | Category: Resources If you’re new to the world of mind mapping software, you may not realize all of the types of content you can include in a software-produced visual map. So I created a mind map to summarize what’s possible. Please click on the image above to load a much larger version of this map, with branches expanded to explain what each type of mind map content is, and how you can use it. I hope you find this to be useful to you! If you have anything to add, please do so in the comments area.
Disruptive innovation Sustaining innovations are typically innovations in technology, whereas disruptive innovations cause changes to markets. For example, the automobile was a revolutionary technological innovation, but it was not a disruptive innovation, because early automobiles were expensive luxury items that did not disrupt the market for horse-drawn vehicles. The market for transportation essentially remained intact until the debut of the lower priced Ford Model T in 1908. The mass-produced automobile was a disruptive innovation, because it changed the transportation market. The automobile, by itself, was not.
Category:Decision theory Decision theory is the study of optimal actions, as determined by considering the probability and utility of different outcomes. Subcategories This category has the following 15 subcategories, out of 15 total. Pages in category "Decision theory"