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  Feature Name: Amanda the Panda hint provider
Author: Editorial Board

Category: Inquiry Tools: Guided inquiry, Other

Subject: Multi-Disciplinary

Kind: Element/Applet

 Elementary School
 Middle School
 High School
 Higher Education
 Teachers & Principals


Software URL: wise projects

Created by: wise

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This Feature is connected to (1) Principles
  • Provide just in time guidance
    Feature in Visual Map
    One of the tools provided in WISE is Amanda the Panda, an electronic tool for providing students with hints at any stage of a project.
    The Rationale Behind the Feature (Specific Design Principle):
    The designer or a teacher who wishes to adapt any of the TELS projects can insert whichever type of information that might assist the learner to develop a more integrated understanding at a specific step in the learning. After the information has been inserted as a hint by the designer or teacher, Amanda the Panda becomes available; students who use the project can decide whether they want to “pull” this information or continue without it. They can always decide to go back to a step they have already comleted and use “Amanda the Panda” in former steps in which they skipped the use of hints.
    Context of Use:
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    Field-based Evidence:
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    Kali, Y., Fortus, D., & Ronen-Fuhrmann, T. (in press). Synthesizing TELS and CCMS design knowledge. In Y. Kali, M. C. Linn & J. E. Roseman (Eds.), Designing Coherent Science Education. NY: Teachers College Press.

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    "Amanda the panda" hint in the "Hanging with Friends, Velocity Style" project