Simple graphic organisersAlso known as: Y chart, Venn diagrams
Simple graphic organisers help students to organise their thoughts and ideas in a way that is easy for them to comprehend. They:
- assist educators to elicit responses from students as they require the input of only a few words, a concept, a sentence or a visual
- support students to identify and focus on what they already know, understand, value and are able to do
- provide a foundation for engaging with more complex graphic organisers, such as a KWLH chart or a Concept map.
How to use with ICT
Use a collaboration platform such as Microsoft Whiteboard, Google Jamboard or Padlet to collaborate on one document.
Use presentation software to create editable graphic organisers. Most programs include simple clip art versions of some popular charts that come with blank text boxes.
Project a blank chart and work through it as a class, similar to a more focused version of brainstorming.
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Disability, Learning and Support
When planning to use technology in the classroom it is important to consider the diversity of your learners. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all. For UDL guidelines, information and additional materials, visit the CAST website.
Many students require technology as an adjustment to support their access to learning. Adjustments (NESA) are actions taken that enable a student with disability and additional learning needs to access syllabus outcomes and content on the same basis as their peers. Enrol in the Personalised learning with technology online course to help you make more informed decisions regarding technology.
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High potential and gifted learning and support
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Assessing and identifying high potential and gifted learners will help teachers decide which students may benefit from extension and additional challenge. Effective strategies and contributors to achievement for high potential and gifted learners helps teachers to identify and target areas for growth and improvement. School leaders can access the Evaluation and Planning Tool to support strategic improvement planning.
For further support and advice about how to tailor learning for high potential and gifted students from all backgrounds, visit the High Potential and Gifted Education web section, High Potential and Gifted Education Policy or attend one of the professional learning courses on offer.