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Visual tools for transforming information into knowledge

Author: David Hyerle; Arthur L Costa; Robert J Marzano
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin Press, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Describes a variety of visual tools, such as brainstorming webs, graphic organizers, conceptual mapping, and thinking maps, that help students develop and improve critical thinking and study skills, creativity, and comprehension; and offers advice on using them in the classroom. Includes examples.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hyerle, David.
Visual tools for transforming information into knowledge.
(DLC) 2008017823
(OCoLC)226304730
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Hyerle; Arthur L Costa; Robert J Marzano
ISBN: 9781452207865 1452207860 9781452293240 1452293244
OCLC Number: 915344441
Notes: Revised edition of: A field guide to using visual tools.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword / Robert J. Marzano --
Prologue / Arthur L. Costa --
Summary definition of visual tools --
Introduction: transforming static information into active knowledge --
Blind insights --
Right now: jumping the achievement gap for all children --
Overview of the book --
1. The mapping metaphor. Cognitive dissonance in representation systems ; The elephant in the room ; The mapping metaphor: terra incognita ; Mapping the brain ; Visual tools for map making ; The foundation of the mapping metaphor: seeing --
2. Facilitating the networking brain and the patterning mind. Nonlinguistic and linguistic representations ; Research studies on graphic organizers ; Reading comprehension and reading first research ; Mapping living systems ; The brain is a pattern detector ; The visual brain ; The mind organizes into schematic patterns ; Multiple intelligences as active patterns ; Habits of mind --
3. Using visual tools. Clarifying a confusion of terms and tools ; Content-specific visual tools ; Defining visual tools ; Theory-embedded tools ; Types of visual tools ; Reviewing your tool kit ; Choosing appropriate visual tools ; The importance of student ownership of visual tools ; Saving time ; Constructing knowledge in cooperative groups ; Beyond blueprints, templates, and blackline masters --
4. Brainstorming webs for facilitating the creative mind. Flow of information and knowledge ; Thinking in pictures ; The brain and brainstorming ; The misconceptions about brainstorming webs ; Webs for facilitating habits of the mind ; Software for brainstorming webs ; Brainstorming webs for collaborative reflection / David Schumaker ; Mind mapping ; Viewing book reviews ; Mindscapes from metaphors ; Seeking personal growth --
5. Graphic organizers for analytical tasks. An overview of graphic organizers / Greg Freeman ; Comparing graphic organizers and brainstorming webs ; Organizers for habits of mind ; Chunking, memory, and the organizing brain ; Content-specific graphics as an advanced organizer ; Process specific maps ; The big picture organizers ; Mapping lesson plans ; Design and understanding --
6. Conceptual mapping for integrating creative and analytical thinking ; Thinking about the box ; Habits of mind and conceptual maps ; When thinking became popular ; Novak and Gowin's concept mapping techniques ; The inductive tower ; Argument maps and rationale / Tim Van Gelder ; Feedbacks and flows in the system ; Connection circles / Rob Quaden and Alan Ticotsky ; Systems thinking ; Leaving tracks ; An integration of visual representations: teaching with unit visual frameworks --
7. Thinking maps: a synthesis language of visual tools ; A short history of thinking maps ; Defining thinking maps as a language ; Five levels of thinking maps implementation ; Differentiated thinking patterns for English-language learners / Stefanie Holzman ; Essential cognitive questions based in standards ; From students and teachers to leadership development and whole-schools transformations ; The role of thinking maps in the process of becoming a professional learning community / Larry Alper ; Whole-system change --
8. Thinking maps for special needs / Cynthia Manning ; Thinking maps give me a chance to learn: learning prep student ; Background on learning prep school ; Developing the fundamental psychology processes through thinking maps ; Thinking maps and high-stakes testing ; Teachers and students see the success ; Thinking maps and "the real world" --
In conclusion --
References and further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: David Hyerle ; prologue by Arthur L. Costa ; foreword by Robert J. Marzano.
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Featuring new research and examples, this practical resource focuses on brainstorming webs, graphic organizers, and concept maps to improve instruction and enhance students cognitive development.  Read more...

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