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Frame synthesis questions in a way that encourages students to engage in creative and original thinking.
Use synthesis questions to ask the learner to incorporate integrated knowledge and combine elements into patterns not clearly visible before.
Work together as a team to write a fictitious short story about a natural disaster in this town.
Synthesis requires that students consider alternative possibilities and create new solutions. Technology can provide students with an educational environment that encourages their thought processes and exposes them to their classmates' ideas.
Use Web sites, listservs, and discussion spaces to share ideas and opinions and to respond and reflect on ideas. These experiences can serve as a catalyst for student creativity.