TED Talks: TED Talks are highly engaging and lend themselves to deeper thinking and valuable class discussions. These task cards use Dr. Sandra Kaplan's Depth and Complexity model to motivate students by extending their thinking to great heights! Custom created task cards based on a highly motivating TED Talk: Thomas Suarez: A 12 year-old app developer, will create for you an engaged and exciting classroom!
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Thomas Suarez: A 12 year-old app developer
* Students in grades 5 - 8
* Students identified gifted in grade 4
* 11 Task Cards
* 11 Response Tabs
* 11 Mini Titles (for station)
* 1 Comprehension Response Mat
* 10 Comprehension Questions / Easy Grading
* 1 Comprehensive Product Poster
This product was designed to be flexible in presentation and completion. It can be viewed as a whole class, in small groups, or independently at stations.
* View, analyze and discuss TED Talk
* The teacher might assign all tasks to be completed or offer student / group choice.
A comprehensive list of products is included and can be used as a mini poster in a work station to offer student choice or for teacher reference.
The task cards would best be used in or on a:
* Book / Spiral
* Response Mat (Teacher or students choose icons to address.)
Examples of Tasks
Quin persuaded his brother to cross a crevasse in Ecuador. How do you think Quin’s brother might have responded? Thinking from his brother’s PERSPECTIVE write a half page dialogue between the two.
TRENDS: Over time, the Scientific Method has evolved. As society changes, what TRENDS do you see happening with this thinking strategy over the next 10 years? Will it remain the same or will it change because of our changing world? Defend your thoughts.
In addition, 10 comprehension questions are included which provide for easy grading.
Positive feedback is greatly appreciated.
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