Visible Thinking includes methods for making students’ thinking visible through learning routines that are thinking rich. These routines encourage the development of a culture of thinking and can be used across all grade levels and content areas. Participants will develop opportunities for students to make their thinking visible with technology. With freely available technologies students can engage in Thinking Routines to provide evidence of their thinking and demonstrate their understanding of course content in multiple ways (images, audio, video, presentations, artwork, and more).
Lessons and activities that integrate the Visible Thinking Routines with technology often simultaneously incorporate 21st century skills. Thus, making thinking visible with technology (MTVT) provides opportunities to weave together many of the tenants and best practices for which educational innovations and reform measures call.