If you’re introducing the depth and complexity thinking tools for the first time to your students, carefully consider how much you offer at once. Here is a sequence that I like for getting students comfortable a couple prompts at a time.
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These eleven thinking tools will give your students practical ways to think more deeply about a topic.
When introducing the prompts of Depth and Complexity, I like to begin with Big Idea and Details. Here are some ways you could get started with these two thinking tools.
In this section, we’ll learn about two more prompts of Depth and Complexity that pair beautifully: Rules and Patterns. Because they share some similarities, I like to introduce them together and lean heavily on what makes Rules and Patterns different. Patterns The Patterns thinking tool prompts students to look for repeating elements within a topic […]
In this section, we introduce two more prompts of depth and complexity: ethics and multiple perspectives.
While the official depth and complexity icons look great, they lead to all kinds of problems in the digital world and also take ownership away from students. Emoji are an elegant solution to both problems.
Here are some ideas about which emoji work well as depth and complexity icons.