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Concept Mapping: Instructional Strategies for Reading, Writing, and Math Cheryl and Heidi’s Technology Class March 1, 2012


What is concept mapping? Graphic Organizers “Spider Graphs� Visual Representations of ideas Brainstorming Semantic Units


When do you use concept mapping? to generate ideas to design a complex structure (long texts, hypermedia, large web sites, etc.) to communicate complex ideas to aid learning by explicitly integrating new and old knowledge to assess understanding or diagnose misunderstanding


Theory Behind Concept Mapping Rothkopf (1971) developed “mathemagenic behaviors,” which are cognitive strategies such as: – Underlining – Highlighting – Outlining

Example from the book

Example from the book

Example from the book

PRIMARY CHARACTER

Example from the book

One of his or her characteristics

One of his or her characteristics

One of his or her characteristics Example from the book

Example from the book

Example from the book

Example from the book

Example from the book


Concept mapping & Formative Assessments Concept mapping can be used as an assessment FOR learning and OF learning (formative, summative assessments). (Stiggins, 1999) Judging voices

Letting go

LET OTHERS IN

Richness

READABILITY

ME, A WRITER?

THE WRITING MYSTIQUE

Confidence

Reach out

CONNECTION

BLOCKED

Go with it

Believability

Powerful

Borrow ideas

PERSONAL

MOOD

Lighten

Joyful

Unique

Feels good


InspirationŠ for Reading Timelines for history chapters or plotlines Outlining processes when reading science Character Analysis Summaries KWLs Vocabulary practice


Example of Concept Map: Reading Example from the book

Example from the book

Example from the book

PRIMARY CHARACTER

Example from the book

One of his or her characteristics

One of his or her characteristics

One of his or her characteristics Example from the book

Example from the book

Example from the book

Example from the book

Example from the book


InspirationŠ for Writing Brainstorming for essay ideas/topics Outlining the format for an essay Identifying steps for a process Grammar webs (parts of speech) Collaborative writing projects Peer Editing


Example of Concept Map: Writing S u n se t

H a na um a B ay

W aim ea B ay

C o ll e c ti n g S e a sh e l ls

P oly nes ian C u lt u r a l C e n te r

W a i k ik i B e a ch

B oo gie B o a rd in g B e a ch e s

A c tiv i tie s S n o rk e li n g

D iam on dh ea d

B ub ba G um p's S hrim p Co .

P la c e s a n d M onu m ent s

J e n n a 's T r ip to H a w a i i

S am C h o y 's

R e s ta u ra n t s

H i lo H a tti e

S urf M us e um

P e a rl H a rbor, A r iz o n a , M is s o u ri

L e i L e i's a t T u r tl e B ay

W aim ea F alls A ir p la n e F li g h t

W a t ch e d a M o v ie S c o tty th r e w u p B um py B ad F oo d

S hrim p E x pres s

B e n ih a n a 's


Concept mapping: Bridging the Gap Concept mapping can bridge instructional design to student learning. Concept mapping can be used to plan and design units/lessons. Concept mapping can serve as a student learning activity/assessment. Concept mapping can be used with a computer/replicate technology used in real world situations.


How do you use Inspiration software?

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