Making Thinking Visible – Headlines Routine


Oct 18, 2018 | Ed-Tech, Instructional content | By Ben Berte

Project Zero, an educational research group at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, has been working to enhance student learning, thinking and creativity since the 1960s. Founded by the philosopher Nelson Goodman, it’s impacted global education and been guided by such education luminaries as Howard Gardner and David Perkins. Utilizing its...

Evidential Reasoning: Visible Thinking Routine


Oct 18, 2018 | Ed-Tech, Instructional content | By Ben Berte

As you know, Socrative is a tool that reports what your students know. However, did you know that Socrative can also provide information on how your students are thinking? For example, after a science lesson, a teacher may use a Socrative quiz to ask, "Will a penny, with a density of 2g/ml float in water?" Based upon the student responses, the t...

Play Guess Who – Building Relationships


Oct 18, 2018 | Ed-Tech, Instructional content | By Ben Berte

A good classroom dynamic is key to a successful teaching environment. When students get to know each other in fun ways, it can help create an atmosphere where students engage and learn with each other based on deeper personal connections. During the first weeks of school, Ms. Washington uses “Guess Who?” quiz, using Socrative’s Short Answe...