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In-Class and Computer-Based Instructional Scaffolds


 

Scaffold
Type


Description

Common In-Class Examples

Computer-Based Examples

 

Procedural


Guidance on how to utilize resources and tools


How-To Sheets

Tutors

Introductory remarks and examples from the instructor


Guided Tours

Maps and Overview

Diagrams

Tables of Content

Search Engines

Tutorials
 

 

Conceptual


Guidance on what to consider throughout the learning experience


Benchmark lesson(s) facilitated by an instructor 

Study Questions

Advance Organizers
 


Moderated chat experiences

Moderated discussion groups

 

Metacognitive


Guidance on how to think about the problem(s) under study


Individual Mentoring

Peer Tutoring

Teacher Modeling


Planning scaffolds allow students to set goals and objectives, chart benchmarks and deadlines for projects, create concept maps, etc.  

Regulating scaffolds allow students to monitor their progress and receive feedback on their performance (i.e., online quizzing, interactive practice exercises, etc.)

Evaluating scaffolds allow students to critique one another's work, exchange documents to-from the instructor for revising, etc.
 

 

Strategic


Guidance on approaches to solving problems


Small Group 

Mini-Lessons

Textbook Assignments
 


Open Chats 

Open Discussion groups and forums

 

...And here are some links to additional information on scaffolding:

 http://www.edtech.vt.edu/edtech/id/interface/help.html 

http://edweb.sdsu.edu/people/bdodge/scaffolding.html 

http://www.indiana.edu/~idtheory/chapter_6_summary.html 

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/webquest2000/student/ssusandigiac/scaffold.htm

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