Look to learn: Learn to look – the first step for nurturing lifelong learners.
Web 2.0’s rich digital media can be used to engage students in a lifelong spirit of inquiry. The trick is linking compelling media like videos, podcasts, cartoons and photojournalism with Looking Prompts that scaffold an appetite for critical and creative thinking. Furthermore the strategy readily advances gender-specific learning.
To support this session, download the overview handout and the following links will be useful.
Look to Learn Intro Presentation
Sample Look to Learn Activities
Leveraging Web 2.0
- Using Blog Comments – Skipping Challenge
- Women in the 1950s – Etherpad collaboration > Wordle
- EtherPad Collaboration – Boys
- How to Set-up Tumblr for Look-to-Learns
Background on Visible Thinking
Harvard’s Project Zero
- Cultures of Thinking Web site
- Thinking Routines Matrix (.doc)
- 6 Principles of the Cultures of Thinking Project
- An Overview of Ron Ritchhart’s Keynote Talk at Project Zero Classroom 2012 (YouTube)