Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Birdville ISD's

Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram (iOS app and/or web application) allows students to visually represent the similarities and differences between two concepts so that they may analyze connections and limitations. This best practice strategy causes students to apply knowledge and comprehension of content while analyzing the specific ways that two seemingly different concepts share characteristics. The Venn Diagram also helps students to visually evaluate the limitations of the comparison to draw conclusions about the differences between the two concepts.

The strategy will yield the highest results if a) students create their own Venn Diagrams, b) students discuss with one another or write about the reasons behind each component placed on the diagram, and c) students apply their completed diagrams to another learning task.

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