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Mapping Processes

Mapping processes is a visual way to check for student understanding. Using this technique, student create a concept map of the major ideas of what they are learning. This collection will provide some examples of concepts maps and advice to how to get students to engage in this process.
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Mapping Processes
  • ariscommunity.com
    ariscommunity.com

    Process mapping

    5 minute read
    Jeffrey Sack says:
    Getting students started with mapping processes can be difficult. This article provides some background into why using this technique is beneficial and offers some advice as to how to create a process map. I recommend using this short article as a starting point when engaging in an activity that required a process map.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Here is a lesson plan that focuses entirely on mapping the different processes. I think it is well laid out and would be really beneficial for students to do. It also involves some higher thinking, which is always a plus. There is even an embedded video students can watch to get a better understanding of the process mapping.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Another term for mapping processes is creating a flowchart. This video presents the basic steps needed to outline a task using a visual representation. I like the way the speaker explains the steps involved with mapping a process. This would be a good reference to use when starting to map a process.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    As the speaker states, mapping a process may be boring, but it is a great skill to have. Even though this video focuses on the world of business, the skills and topics it presents are totally transferrable to the classroom. I think students will easily see how that which is being discussed can be used in their learning.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    What are the main steps of the mapping process? This video does a great job in outlining and explaining how to map a process from the first step to the last. The speaker says that the main thing to consider it the level of detail needed to complete the task. I highly recommend this video for anyone wanting to learn how to create a process map.
  • audit-scotland.gov.uk
    audit-scotland.gov.uk

    The map to success: Using process mapping to improve performance

    30 minute read
    Jeffrey Sack says:
    How can mapping processes be used to improve performance? This article describes the background of using the mapping process and how engaging in it can improve how well people perform on certain tasks. I think the main focus of this article is the business world, but the skills and information presented can certainly be applied to education.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Giving students examples of a process map is a great way to spark their interest and let them know what they have to do. This collection, while on the subject of computers and business, has many excellent examples of maps that can be shown to students. I would print out some of these and hang them around the class so students will be able to review them as they try to create their own.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Seeing others engage in the mapping process can be beneficial to students. This webpage has a large listing of "how to" videos that show viewers how to create a process map. It focuses on a particular piece of software called ARIS, but I think the skills presented in the videos can be transferred to any other software or even pencil and paper. I think reviewing a few of these prior to engaging in mapping processes with students would be beneficial.
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