help you to make your thinking visible.
They help you to:
organize information and ideas
make connections about your learning
apply higher order thinking skills, such as contrast, comparison and synthesis of
understand and remember your learning
plan how you will investigate, organize and present information
Planning and Organizing Your
A visual tool provides a bridge between the assignment and the end
product. It helps with the understanding of what is required by providing a
framework for the task. There are several visual organizers or frameworks provided in or
linked to from this web site, to help you make a successful journey from getting the
research or Independent Study assignment to presenting and evaluating your project
The first visual tool you should use is the Task
Definition Chart. This framework will help you to understand what you need to do
to complete your research assignment or question.