Scaffolding

“Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 
Scaffolding the instructional is a strategy for promoting metacognition and making thinking visible. When scaffolding reading, for example, you might preview the text and discuss key vocabulary, or chunk the text and read and stop and discuss as you go. In Chapter 3, Walsh & Sattes (2011), explain thatscaffolding is the help given to a learner that is tailored to that learner’s needs in achieving his or her goals of the moment (page 61)
This weeks focus is on using technology to promote student involvement. Discuss the following: 
How can teachers plan for scaffolding student thinking and learning? What are some approaches for making thinking and learning visible? 
Should cell phones be used to enhance student engagement in the elementary or high school classroom? Explain.

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