Three Interactive Digital Tools to Compare and Contrast


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Compare and Contrast with Diffen

Diffen – What uses in the classroom might you find to compare anything? After-all comparing and contrasting is a 21stcentury skill which would come under Critical thinking. At first you will just want to play and see how it compares. I am sure you will want to put in apples and oranges, cats and dogs, and rain and snow. You may even want to practice a little political comparison. What content area items could your students compare? How about making a lesson. Check out these two additional digital tools that could come in handy from the people at Read Write Think as described in their own words.

Venn Diagram – The Venn Diagram app allows users to compare and contrast information in a visually appealing way. Sounds like a 21st Century Skill useful from fine arts to applied science

Compare & Contrast Map – This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point. A link in the introduction to the Comparison and Contrast Guide can give students the chance to get definitions and look at examples before they begin working.

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4 responses to “Three Interactive Digital Tools to Compare and Contrast

  1. Hey Mr.Gorman congrats on your accomplishments and investigations and research you’ve done in order to bring about technology in the classroom.

  2. T'Keyan Peoples

    Hey Michael,
    I am glad that you decided to write about various ways students can brain storm ideas. Even though these are traditional brainstorming ideas,they are still very effective. As a future teacher, I would like to incorporate these brainstorming ideas on computer and compare if it is better than traditional pen and paper.

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