Motivating minds

15th October 2004 at 01:00
Intel Education has produced two tools for developing thinking skills. In the Visual Ranking section of its website students can rank a range of data. Once a number of students have done this, they can compare their decisions. A correlation mark is worked out to show how alike or different their choices are. The Seeing Reason section enables students to draw cause and effect diagrams (the website example looks at traffic jams). Once the diagram has been completed they can look for data on the net or collect their own by observing a situation. Using colour-coding and different sizes, the diagram can then be adapted to reflect the amount of effect that each action has on the situation.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today