Mindtools Questionnaire

 

Mindtools are technology tools that allow students to more deeply engage in what they are learning, interact with content, and interact with other students. This questionnaire describes certain mindtools that can be utilized to enhance learning.  Take a few minutes to review these mindtools and provide your opinion on their effectiveness by checking either useful/not useful, and then check how you would use each mindtool.

 

Learning Styles are different approaches and ways of learning. Which of these styles best describes how you learn:

 

            Visual - You learn through seeing.

 

            Auditory – You learn through listening.

 

            Kinesthetic/Tactile – You learn through moving, doing, and touching.

 

  1. Interpretation Mindtools – Support the finding and interpreting of information.

                        A. Search Engines – Examples such as Google and Yahoo  allow students

                        to effectively search internet to find valid information about subjects.

 

                        useful         not useful

    • How would you use this tool:

gather/exchange information

entertainment

personal information

research

communication/meet people

curiosity

shopping/research products

other:

                       

                        B. Visualization – Mapping software such as Google Earth allow students

            to turn mental images into some form of material image that activates the

            process.

 

            useful         not useful

    • How would you use this tool:

gather/exchange information

entertainment

personal information

research

communication/meet people

curiosity

shopping/research products

other:

   

 

  1. Conversation Mindtools – Allow two or more users to communicate through text and conversation

A. E-Mail

                        useful         not useful

    • How would you use this tool:

gather/exchange information

entertainment

personal information

research

communication/meet people

curiosity

shopping/research products

other:

 

B. Discussion Boards – Forum for written discussion to exchange and develop ideas with group/class members.

 

                        useful         not useful

    • How would you use this tool:

gather/exchange information

entertainment

personal information

research

communication/meet people

curiosity

shopping/research products

other:

 

C. Blogs - A combination of text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and media related to its topic.

 

useful         not useful

    • How would you use this tool:

gather/exchange information

entertainment

personal information

research

communication/meet people

curiosity

shopping/research products

other:

           

D. Internet Telephony (VoIP) (Skype, Yahoo! Voice, CoolTalk) – Users can “call” any computer to chat using a microphone and headset.

                        useful         not useful

    • How would you use this tool:

gather/exchange information

entertainment

personal information

research

communication/meet people

curiosity
shopping/research products

other:

 

 

         3.   Knowledge Construction Tools - Provide opportunity to produce something sharable, develop                   understanding, and mastery of the concepts being learned.

 

A. Word Processing – Learners can manipulate words, sentences, and paragraphs to try different combinations without penalty.

 

           useful         not useful

    • How would you use this tool:

gather/exchange information

entertainment

personal information

research

communication/meet people

curiosity

shopping/research products

other:

 

B. Hypermedia – Power Point provides a visual presentation of information, concepts, and ideas being explored.

 

useful         not useful

    • How would you use this tool:

gather/exchange information

entertainment

personal information

research

communication/meet people

curiosity

shopping/research products

other:

 

 

  1. Dynamic Mindtools

A. SpreadsheetsOffers graphing capabilities that allow user to manipulate numbers. Users can visualize changes and results as different numbers are entered.

 

useful         not useful

    • How would you use this tool:

gather/exchange information

entertainment

personal information

research

communication/meet people

curiosity

shopping/research products

other:

 

 

B. Microworlds (The Sims, Second Life, World of Warcraft) – Learning environments in which users can navigate, create or manipulative objects, and test their effects on one another.

 

useful         not useful

    • How would you use this tool:

gather/exchange information

entertainment

personal information

research

communication/meet people

curiosity

shopping/research products

other:

 

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