TOOLS DEFINED



Alphabet Thinker’s Keys Matrix
The Thinker's Keys were created by Tony Ryan
"The Thinkers Keys are twenty powerful strategies for generating quality thinking in many learning situations. They were written explicitly for 8 to 14 year-olds, although we have often found them being used in classrooms of 5 year-olds, and also in senior school and university environments."
Tony Ryan
Source
http://www.tonyryan.com.au/home/innovation/thinkers-keys/



<http://thinkerkeys.wikispaces.com/Resources>

<http://www.tonyryan.com.au/home/innovation/thinkers-keys/>

Thinking Clouds
A tool to display thinking about concepts that a in conflict or represent a dilemma.
Examples <http://www.kbumreading.com/thinkclouds.html>

Attribute Listing Grids are a tool the support the organisation of the attributes of object or things or...
It is a tool to support the information in order to be able to effectively compare qualities.

KWHL is a chart that supports the gathering of information in order to process a research topic or task or solve a problem. Sometimes it is known as "What I know" style charts.

Round Robin see Hot Potato strategies

Frayer Model is a graphic organiser used for word building and analysis. It can also be applied to other disciplines other than language.

Hot Potato
See <http://teaching-strategies.wikispaces.com/Hot+Potato>

X Chart
"This X-chart is a large X with four quadrants. The left quadrant is labelled 'What does it look like? (Body language or actions)'. The top quadrant is labelled 'What does it sound like? (Words and tone of voice)'. The right quadrant is labelled 'What does it feel like? (Emotions)'. The bottom quadrant is labelled 'what does it think like? (Self-talk)'."
Source
R-E-S-P-E-C-T Safe Schools Hub

Y Chart
Used to brainstorm ideas based on what you see, feel and see.
Useful to identify ideas and concepts.

Cause-Effect Maps
A graphic organiser that links reasons with end results.

Concept Maps

Double Bubble Maps
Useful to compare and contrast/brainstorming.
<https://sites.google.com/site/stethinkingmaps/3---double-bubble-map>

Fishbone
A tool to identify cause and effect. A useful essay planning tool

Timeline
A tool to select and summarize events over a defined period.

Venn Diagrams
A tool for finding similarities and differences

Jigsaw
Is a cooperative strategy
<http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/jigsaw/>

Think Pair Share
<http://www.eazhull.org.uk/nlc/think,_pair,_share.htm>
THE THINK ALOUD METHOD PDF

W Chart
Five W's chart PDF
"who, what, where, when, why followed by a verb and a noun complement."
Read more at http://www.usingenglish.com/weblog/archives/000276.html#Y6GjPUdyxOLFC3Zw.99

PCQ
PROS CONS QUESTIONS
Chart designed by Eric Frangenheim

PMI
Plus - Minus - Interesting chart. Used to evaluate ideas or issues.

SWOT
Analysis
Strengths - Weaknesses - Opportunities - Threats. Used to analyse and justify situations.

T Chart
A tool to list ideas or issues supporting or refuting an argument.

Consequences Chart
What if consequences activity
<http://k-8visual.info/tryThis_consequences.html>

Diamond Ranking
Ranking Ladder
Similar tools to rank ideas in order of importance.

Six Hats
Thinking tool to encourage lateral thinking (De Bono).

1:4:P:C:R
Great for defining or designing or clarifying an abstract quality.
<http://teaching-strategies.wikispaces.com/1-4-P-C-R>

Concept Fan
A strategy to allow you to think deeper (past the inital ideas and to dig deeper).
<http://www.toolkitforthinking.com/creative-thinking/concept-fan>

SCAMPER
Acronym
S: Substitute (a person, place, time or situation)C: Combine (bring together assorted ideas and situations)A: Adapt (or adjust to suit a purpose)M: Modify (for example, by changing the physical size or personality traits of some characters or changing the setting)P: Put to other uses (for example, put a different slant on the plot)E: Eliminate a feature of the storyR: Rearrange or reverse the sequence of the storySource<http://www.illawarrasouthcoast.sreg.education.nsw.gov.au/BPS/Site/English/Scamper.html>


Plan Do Reflect
<http://dwilliamsmath.wikispaces.com/file/view/PS_Model.pdf>

Pedagogy pattern
<http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/labs/parallel/Docs/C++/DesignPatterns/plan_do.html>

TAP
Think Aloud Protocol
<http://www.psy.gla.ac.uk/~steve/HCI/cscln/trail1/Lecture5.html>


GRAPHIC ORGANISER TEMPLATES
A graphic organiser that " that begins with a central idea and proceeds to show related ideas as branches off of the center" (Lazear, 2003)