Welcome to TIPS!. (Teaching Interdisciplinary Problem Solving). History of TIPS. A U.S. Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant. Awarded in 1999. In 5 th Year of a 5 year grant. One year extension for 2004-2005 school year. Awarded to Bronx HS district.
(Teaching Interdisciplinary Problem Solving)
Use of Technology:
Use of TIPS Techniques in the classroom
These techniques can be used in:
Seeks to have students identify public problems and study possible solutions- it also studies solutions tried in the past.
The TIPS Website is the portal most students use to get started in the program.
The TIPS Website
The six main sections of a TIPS WebQuest:
Orients students and captures their interest. It gives an overview of the activity. The introduction (and the entire WebQuest) is written in the second person (“You” or “Your group”), for it is directed to your students. Some creative WebQuests use a scenario that is first presented in the Introduction. Be sure to define the context and location of your WebQuest in the Introduction.
describes the general goals or objectives of the WebQuest. It is any product(s) that students are expected to produce such as a PowerPoint, an oral presentation on an analysis of a Supreme Court case using CompuLEGAL, a storyboard that depicts the development of new policies to deal with air pollution by using the Public Policy analysis, etc.
explains strategies students should use to complete the task(s) that have been stated in section two. The exact links for the various six steps of the PPA process are used or the particular link to the CompuLEGAL case being studied.
The Resources are the websites and documents students will use to complete the task. Also, other website links related to the topic may be included.
The Evaluation measures the results of the activity. Usually, it should contain a rubric that clarifies the teacher’s criteria for evaluating the various tasks or products that the student must produce. It also includes specific state/city standards from at least two academic disciplines (since TIPS is interdisciplinary).
sums up the activity and encourages students to reflect on its process and results. It can also be used to introduce the next WebQuest.