Making Thinking Visible Using Technology

Dr. Shannon Doak

What I would like to focus on in this post is how technology can be used to support Thinking Routines and Making Thinking Visible. I want to clarify that while many of these routines do not require the use of technology, I believe that the use of technology, especially the ones I will be discussing in this post, have the ability to increase the power of these routines in two distinct ways.

Using Technology to Extend Speaking Practice in a Language Classroom.

Dr. Shannon Doak

This is where technology can help! In my last post titled Extending Classroom Discussions with Technology, I introduced Synth as a tool used to continue discussions started in class, however, It can be used for so much more! Android BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks ePortfolios Innovation My Thoughts UncategorizedLearning a foreign language is not an easy task. There are multiple components to learning a language which includes reading, writing, listening and speaking.


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PDF FlipBook on a Chromebook.

Dr. Shannon Doak

PDF Flipbook Viewer or dFlip Reader has the power of modern 3D web technology which can be used to showcase your reports, portfolio, and brochures in a stunning flipbook effect. This app could be used to view student-created ePortfolios during student-led conferences. BYOD Capstone Chrome Can Creativity ePortfolios Friday Tech Tip Innovation Visible ThinkingI have already written a post about working with PDFs on a Chromebook.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. It is important to note that capstone courses intrinsically vary from school to school, however, capstone as an inquiry-based process or one that is driven by student passions often rely on or use technology as a part of planning, design, and implementation.

The Myth of the Magical Pill

Dr. Shannon Doak

There are many opinions about the effectiveness of educational technology to improve learning. Neither of these approaches is the correct approach when considering using technology to improve learning. As an educational technologist, I always put education first and technology second.

The Intersection of Project Share, BYOD, and PBL #SXSWedu


Rebecca King , Director of Teaching and Learning 9th Grade Academy students are all using Project Share for eportfolios. Technology is seamlessly integrated because it is needed. Lewis Wynn - Director of Technology (NOTE: Kudos to this panel for including this piece!) BYOD goal was simple: turn on a device and automatically connect to the network. With PBL and BYOD, everything changes! BYOD pbl sxswedu