9: Generating and Testing Hypotheses

Site: Alma
Course: TRIG: Classroom Readiness T3
Book: 9: Generating and Testing Hypotheses
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Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 1:29 AM

Description

Resources and activities to learn about Generating and Testing Hypotheses

What is Generating and Testing Hypotheses?

Generating and Testing Hypotheses is found in the Blue Zone of the Framework for Instructional Planning. The Blue Zone is also known as Helping Students Extend and Apply Knowledge.

Strategy

McREL Definition

Generating and Testing Hypotheses

Enhance students' understanding of and ability to use knowledge by engaging them in the mental processes that involve making and testing hypotheses. (UTwCITW p. 8)

View the video for an introduction to this category of instructional strategies.

To continue to the Instructional Resources for Generating and Testing Hypotheses, click on the arrow in the lower right corner or navigate using the Table of Contents on the left hand side of your screen.

Instructional Resources

1. Click on the image below to view the Generating and Testing Hypotheses presentation. (Note: The presentation will open in a new window or new tab depending on your browser settings. The course will remain open in the other window or tab.)

Generating & Testing Hypotheses Presentation

Suggested Text Reading: Chapter 9, pages 204-219, in “Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, 2nd ed.”

There are four suggested “structured tasks” for helping students Generate and Test Hypotheses in the presentation. Choose ONE to use in your lesson plan. Be prepared to reflect on your choice in the Blue Zone Discussion Forum. In your reflection, explain either:  1) how you could apply it to your lesson plan or 2) a technology resource that you could use in your classroom for Generating and Testing Hypotheses. Include a link to the resource you would use in the Discussion Forum.



2. The Tech Best Practice website contains resources that support Generating and Testing Hypotheses. Refer back to the presentation and review the slides for examples of ways to use technology when Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback. Use the links on the Tech Best Practice website to help you select the technology tools you are going to incorporate into your lesson.

Click on the image below to go to the Tech Best Practice website.
Tech Best Practice



3. Visit the 21 Things 4 Teachers website and use the tutorials to learn how to use the technology resources that support this category of instructional strategies.

Refer back to the presentation and review the slides for examples of ways to use technology when Generating and Testing Hypotheses. Use the tutorials on the 21 Things 4 Teachers website to learn to use the technology tools you are going to incorporate into your lesson.

21T4T

Click on the links below to access the tutorials that support this category of strategies.

Check for Understanding

Your next task will be to complete a short, ten question quiz to check your understanding of this category of strategies. You will only have one attempt to complete the quiz, but you may use notes and resources to help you respond. Your  coaches and administrators may choose to review the quiz data for tech readiness and professional development planning.

Click here to take the Quiz: Generating & Testing Hypotheses.
Note: You can also access the quiz directly from the front page of this module.


You are now ready to move on to the next activity: Blue Zone Discussion Forum