Critical thinking - Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students will: 
                • Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
                • Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
                • Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
                • Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
Student Skills Connected to Critical Thinking

EdTech Resources to Support Critical Thinking

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle



playposit

Flipped and blended interactive video learning platform to share videos and connect them to critical thinking questions.

  • Student reflect at specific points in a video lesson.
  • Provide instant feedback to student responses.
  • Revisit learning by allowing retakes with explanations to avoid guessing.
  • How can WeVideo support student learning in your classroom?
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GeoGuessr

Game using StreetView images that drops the player in a random location and challenges them to work out where they are.

  • Navigate the street view to look for clues to identify the location. 
  • Students can search for clues to identify a Biome and then verify by guessing the location. 
  • Use GeoSettr to choose five locations and have students compare and contrast the locations. 
  • How can GeoGuessr support student learning in your classroom?
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A Google a Day

Challenges help your students put their search skills to the test, and to get your classroom engaged and excited about using technology to discover the world around them.

  • Challenge students critical thinking skills using the daily search challenges.
  • Build a lesson connected to a classroom unit using Google Search Lesson Plans
  • Conduct a research project based on the answer to A Google a Day challenge.
  • How can A Google A Day support student learning in your classroom?

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Scratch
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
  • Create a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story or game. 
  • Remix an existing scratch project.
  • Create and animated film. 
  • How can Scratch support student learning in your classroom?
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Easel.ly is a simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals (infographics, posters)
  • Create an infographic connected to a topic or unit.
  • Create a poster or collage connecting image to vocabulary.
  • Create an interactive review of key concepts.
  • How can easelly support student learning in your classroom?
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