Developing Visual Thinking Strategies
WHAT'S TO LOVE
Every Monday the New York Times publishes a single image without a caption and asks students what they think is going on in the picture. Often these pictures warrant a second look and are hard to interpret at first glance. By using Visual Thinking questions outlined on the site teachers can help students slow down, look closely, gather evidence and make connections- all hallmarks of critical thinking. From 9am-2pm Eastern that day students who register on the site are also invited to post what they think they see, explain why and ask questions through a moderated forum. Critical thinking, communication, collaboration, it's all there. Each Friday the Times reveals the origin and story behind the Monday photo. This is a favorite Spark, equally relevant in an English, History, Science or even a Math class.
So simple, but with profound Minds-On capabilities. Especially great for the dinner table because requires virtually no preparation.
Visual Thinking Strategies:
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Subjects :MathScienceHistoryLiteratureGrades :56789101112